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October 26, 2008 9:28:31 PM

Hello Folks,

I'm having a hard time picking a good power supply for these components:


MB:
ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Videocard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card


I'd would prefer to go tier 2 or 3 according to this list: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10...
and want a 800w - 900w with at least 2 12v rails.

Obviously it would need to work with the components listed above.

I plan on running games (City of Heroes, DDO stormreach and Warcraft) as well as editing video and designing and developing websites on it. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help!

October 26, 2008 9:40:51 PM

I would recommend a zalman 750w or an 850w (i prefer the 750w). Why are you getting a 8800GT? for that money you can get a 4850 that is alot better. Great motherboard;)
October 26, 2008 9:42:43 PM

Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That is the best series of power supply on the market. You will NEVER use all of that. Also a single 12v rail is much better than multiple ones, so I have no idea where you got your information. That will power your setup with an extreme overclock on the processor and 2 of those videocards in SLI. Enjoy.
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October 26, 2008 9:45:44 PM

power and cooling are good and i used to have one but they are just to dahm loud, so I went to a corsair and that makes alout less noise, and a zalman makes even less noise. That said the power and cooling psu you will hear over the other components the corsair and the zalman you won't
October 26, 2008 9:49:04 PM

Also:

Forget the X48 and get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same thing just overclocks better, doesn't crossfire as well (but I assume you were not planing to with a nVidia video card), and costs much less.

Good pick on the processor.

Drop that video card and get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that heavily outperforms the 8800 GT and costs less.

May I recommend this kit of RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The memory is simply amazing with great timings and an amazing price. It also overclocks to 900 MHz with a simple voltage tweak to 2.1v, no timings change!
October 26, 2008 9:57:11 PM

col-p-todd said:
power and cooling are good and i used to have one but they are just to dahm loud, so I went to a corsair and that makes alout less noise, and a zalman makes even less noise. That said the power and cooling psu you will hear over the other components the corsair and the zalman you won't


If you had a PC Power and Cooling Silencer series PSU and you heard it at all, even with almost zero noise coming from the rest of the system, then your PSU was defective. I have sometimes heard about people complaining about the noise they produce. However, I have used 5 PSUs from the silencer series, 4 610ws and 1 750w, and I have NEVER heard a thing from any of them. I replaced an Antec power supply which had a 140mm fan with a Silencer series power supply and the noise the system produced noticeably declined. There is one major thing that makes me stick with PC Power and Cooling, (not just their industry standard quality) no other power supply company tests ALL of their power supplies and actually sends you the results. My old 750w was rated to be able to produce 820w continuous power and 970w peak output!
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October 27, 2008 12:43:19 AM

jive01,

Nobody asked. Are you on a budget? Are you a gamer? What kind of things are you going to do with your computer? Do you want to plan for future upgrades?
October 27, 2008 1:01:54 AM

Hello,

thanks for the fantastic reponses!
@The_Blood_Raven: I chose the 8800GT primarily because it made this list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/169937-33-short-list-... . However looks like the price has lowered for the 4850, so I think I might go this route.

I do like the Zalman PSU because I wanted at least a 800W, how does the psu you recommended compare with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ??
But if you are saying that the PCP&C Silencer is overall better, please elaborate. and I think down the line, I will crossfire, so I think I'll stick to the X48.

@JohnnyLucky, Yes, I play city of heroes, ddo stormreach, and plan on playing warcraft. I am a web designer / developer by trade, so I do heavy photoshoping, video editing, coding (only text editor though) and occasionaly on flash. If prices lower, I'd actually like to eventually do the Q9650. Will this configuration support the cpu upgrade? I'd like to keep the budget in and around 1200 - 1500...
October 28, 2008 2:46:02 PM

I have a pc power 610 and it is totally silent. with the setup you list this psu will be more than adequate, and with the sale at newegg for 65 bucks ,one hell of a deal.
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