I am trying to find a good 1000 watt psu that fits in a thermaltake armor va8000B series tower. I have an Ultra X3 and I have taken the whole case apart, it doesnt fit. Any suggestions or recommendations?
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well I already know I need it, the problem is that the psu won't fit into a Thermaltake Armor case, which is ridiculous. I am going to have to either find a different power supply or get a different case to house that big of a psu.
Its not necessarily the length thats the problem, I cant get the damn thing past the wiring on the top for the topside firewire, usb module that the case has. Then the area even if I was to get past the wires isn't wide enough.
I am hoping someone with a thermaltake armor and a 1kw psu can offer some advice or give me a specific brand that might fit better.
Any particular reason you want to SLi two GTS-320's instead of getting a GTX? A single GTX has plenty of power but has the upgrade path to SLI'd GTX's open. But anyway the GTS's draw a lot less power than the GTX. If nVidia recommends 750 Watt PSUs for SLI'd GTX's you'll be fine with a 750 or 850 with the GTS's, even with an OC's Q6600. Even then you'll only get the CPU power up slightly above what the AMD 6000+ draws.
remember, having you PSU at 75-85% load constant is recommended as it is at it's optimal efficiency there. Have you looked close to home (near thermaltake?), i heard their higher-end PSUs are quite good, i have the 850W but i heard even in comparison to that they are really good.
well like I said, I am having a problem getting the 1kw psu in the case, which I thought was bizarre considering its an armor...
Senor bob I use the 320mb sli cards because on all the benchmarks, I think the ones I saw on toms hardware included, on most tests there was less then a 5% difference. for 300 or 400 dollars, thats not really worth it to me.
The diffrence in the 320 and the 640 is only the amount of vRAM. If you play in higher resolutions you want more vRAM so it can better support those resolutions providing better textures. If you don't excede more then 1280x 1024 then it's not a concern. If you don't exceed that resolution then you don't need to run SLI. A single GTS or GTX will be more then enough.
actually I game at 1280 x 1024. I would game higher if the moniter I had supported it, but even at resolutions like 1600 x 1200 there isnt a big enough increase between the two cards to make me want to shell out 300 or 400 more dollars.
ok. well thats what I did, I SLi'ed them. For crysis, for Hellgate London. Thats not even what this thread is about. So I have no practical knowledge, sorry to rain on your parade. I will make sure you okay all my financial decisions from now on.