Ok, I'm in the middle of piecing some parts together and I'm stumped. I currently have the following:
Asus P5N-D Mobo
Q6600 (hoping to push it to 3.2 GHZ)
8GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition PC2 6400
2x BFG GeForce 9800 GTX (SLi)
2x WD500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Drives
2x IDE Drives
2x ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burners
I did some reading and found that the 8800gtx takes like 330 watts at extreme load which I'm not sure if thats true. However, I really cannot decide on a PSU to support all the hardware along with being OC'd. Currently I'm debating on a Thermaltake 1200W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but I'm thinking it is a little over kill and I don't want to spend that much on a PSU. Any suggestions or recommendations?
i dunno if the 25A 12v rails would make the 8800gtx sli happy. The Thermaltake has 30A which is a slightly noticeable amount more. Hrm, event the 1000W Thermaltake ranked higher then the one you posted (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...). So I wouldn't say the antec is the highest ranked one.
Corsair 620HX would run that rig without a hitch, majoity of the time (idle) it would actually sit in the best efficientcy range for the PSU which means less heat and power wastage. If you want something with a bit more left in the tank a solid 750w would be good. 850-1000w is just overkill, 1000w will run TRI SLIed 280gtx with power left just to give you an idea