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September 27, 2009 10:44:31 AM

I've narrowed down a list of power supplies for my in progress build. Which one should I go with? I want cool, quiet, reliable and efficiant.


OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified $109.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
8 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
120mm fan

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active $109.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x CPU 4+4 Pin
5 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
135mm silent fan

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified. $99.99
1 x Main connector (24Pin)
1 x 12V (4+4Pin)
5 x Peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E 8 Pin
4 x PCI-E 6 Pin
An Intelligent 120mm fan

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $94.99
1 x Main Connector 20+4pin,
1 x ATX12V 4pin,
1 x EPS12V 8pin,
9 x peripheral,
9 x SATA,
2 x 6+2pin PCI-E,
2 x 6pin PCI-E,
1 x FDD
135mm low noise cooling fan

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $109.95
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
1 super-silent 120mm PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -a lot more than I wanted to spend. $169.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
8 x Peripheral
12 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
140mm double ball-bearing fan

Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply-but it's a little more than I wanted to spend. $139.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4 Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8 Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
80mm low noise cooling fan

My build:
• COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
• Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
• COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
• ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
• CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
• XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity (possibly 2 in X-Fire)
• NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
• Koutech IO-FPM220 3.5" Floppy Drive & Multi Card Reader Front Panel
• LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner
• Benq 22xDVD-RW with Lightscribe
• Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card
• 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive in Raid 0
• Or
• SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
September 27, 2009 10:48:40 AM

you can ask 10 people here and you will get 11 opinions :lol: 
do what i do check google for reviews
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a c 243 ) Power supply
September 27, 2009 1:26:52 PM

"but it's a little more than I wanted to spend."

You have a bunch of expensive components in your list ( $350 MB, $1000 CPU, $200 memory ) and you're worried about spending to much on a psu ?
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September 27, 2009 1:30:44 PM

Never cheap out on the motherboard or the psu
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a b ) Power supply
September 27, 2009 1:45:16 PM

and good cooling
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September 27, 2009 6:03:55 PM

jlaavenger said:
I've narrowed down a list of power supplies for my in progress build. Which one should I go with? I want cool, quiet, reliable and efficiant.


OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified $109.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
8 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
120mm fan

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active $109.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x CPU 4+4 Pin
5 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
135mm silent fan

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified. $99.99
1 x Main connector (24Pin)
1 x 12V (4+4Pin)
5 x Peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E 8 Pin
4 x PCI-E 6 Pin
An Intelligent 120mm fan

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $94.99
1 x Main Connector 20+4pin,
1 x ATX12V 4pin,
1 x EPS12V 8pin,
9 x peripheral,
9 x SATA,
2 x 6+2pin PCI-E,
2 x 6pin PCI-E,
1 x FDD
135mm low noise cooling fan

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $109.95
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
1 super-silent 120mm PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -a lot more than I wanted to spend. $169.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
8 x Peripheral
12 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
140mm double ball-bearing fan

Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply-but it's a little more than I wanted to spend. $139.99
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4 Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8 Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
80mm low noise cooling fan

My build:
• COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
• Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
• COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
• ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
• CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
• XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity (possibly 2 in X-Fire)
• NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
• Koutech IO-FPM220 3.5" Floppy Drive & Multi Card Reader Front Panel
• LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner
• Benq 22xDVD-RW with Lightscribe
• Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card
• 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive in Raid 0
• Or
• SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Hmm. I'm not really getting the answers I was hoping for. So I'm still confused. Some of these say "compatible with Core i7", is that something that should sway my decision? The Corsair is the most expensive on my list, and it seems like it might be the coolest and quietest due to the 140mm fan. It has the biggest fan out of all the others, yet it's missing 1 x 4 Pin ATX 12V? Do I need that? and a couple of these specify 2 x PCI-E 8 Pin and 4 x PCI-E 6 Pin or 2 x 6+2pin PCI-E which is also confusing. And when I ad everything up it looks like what I might need in terms of power is actually a little less than watts, but I want to be safe and at the same time not be in overkill, despite being told I was crazy for buying the I7 975. I've only built one PC before and I had help, and that was back when the P4, 3.2 was the big dog and Windows ME was on the way out. The CPU performed great, but was as hot as hell.
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September 27, 2009 10:44:30 PM

I already gave you a link to the best power supplies, not sure what else you would like to know. Anything from the tier 2 column will be a great choice. Tier 1 even better but a little over priced.

Compatibility with corei7 is only a selling gimmick, good power is good power, just make sure the power supply comes with the connectors you require.
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a c 87 ) Power supply
September 27, 2009 11:41:32 PM

The EA750 isn't to bad. I thought you were looking for cheap ones until I saw the Corsair 750. Thats not a bad one either, but I'm not sure its worth that price. From that list, I'd probably stick to one of those, or perhaps another of the Antecs OTHER then the truepower new. Maybe its "bleed over" from the old truepowers, but I don't remember it being a good performer. EA750 if you need cheap, Corsair if you have the $$$ to spend.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
September 28, 2009 1:22:18 AM

sportsfanboy said:
I already gave you a link to the best power supplies, not sure what else you would like to know. Anything from the tier 2 column will be a great choice. Tier 1 even better but a little over priced.

That list needs alot of work.
I think it's great how the XFX BE psu has made Tier 1 while the Seasonic M12 that is the guts of it is in Tier 2 along with the Corsair HX850 that received just as high a rating from JG, that's some kind of fanboism.

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a c 87 ) Power supply
September 28, 2009 1:33:59 AM

I've seen five tier lists and don't like them for that reason. In my mind, you only need 3. Tier one which includes all the good PSUs. Tier 2 which are the ones you can run in a pinch if your short of funds and just need something. And finally tier 3 which should never be run, or ran only if you gave it to your worst enemy. As you pointed out dell, there are only a few different PSUs out there, but they can end up on different tiers. Do you really need 5 when 3 will do?
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September 28, 2009 1:34:35 AM

Different sites rate things differently, try going to multiple movie review sites.

It's a quick list of some of the good psu's out there, some buyer discretion and research is obviously required.
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September 28, 2009 3:02:57 AM

This is definitely the best deal out right now.

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $109.95
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
1 super-silent 120mm PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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September 28, 2009 3:10:57 AM

My last 3 power supplys have been pc-power & cooling.. Havent had a problem yet..

I think any of those(listed) would be ok but id skip coolermaster its not an inspiring brand
and too much better stuff priced similarly.. now if they were half price I might consider trying them again.
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September 28, 2009 4:32:59 AM

ragsters said:
This is definitely the best deal out right now.

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply, $109.95
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
1 super-silent 120mm PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


Yeah, that's the one I've decided on. Thanks.
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a c 142 ) Power supply
September 28, 2009 5:07:18 AM

Start with what you need. Crossfire 5870's need 600watts, and 4 6-pin pci-e connectors according to amd:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

Other parts do not make much difference.

A motherboard requires either a 4 pin cpu connector or a 8 pin cpu connector. The latter is used in high end motherboards and for overclocking. Your system undoubtedly fits the 8 pin mold. Any good psu will give you both in some fashion. Most psu's with 4 connectors will be 750 watt units. I would suggest the PC P&C silencer 750.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You might pay a bit more, but their products are good, and so is their customer support.

Corsair, Seasonic, and Antec are also good. A psu is not the component to go cheap on.
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September 28, 2009 6:51:19 AM

PSU:
Go for a 850 - 1000 Watt range. I suggest buy a brand that offers CONTINUOUS peak power output, with DC-to-DC volt conversion feature, Modular (ofcourse), capable of 30 or more amperes on the rails and conforms to PLUS 80 regs and supports latest high end video cards in CrossFireX or SLI mode. This is enough to handle the high wattage demands of your i7 extreme quad core procie specially if you overclock it. Also, it will give (incase you decided to go CrossFireX mode using 2 5870's) an ample wattage when gaming in very high res with game settings set to its highest (depending on the game can support) including its AA and FSAA mode set to its max, rendering HD videos and using multi-threaded apps.
Its also important when you're multi-tasking (e.g. DVD burning, rendering or watching HD videos and using multi threaded applications all at the same time).
The Brands i highly recommend that has these features and more are:
1. the mighty Ikonik VULCAN 1000 Watt! here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/ikonik...

2. Antec's Signature SG-850 here's why: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-...

3. Seasonic's M12D SS-850EM here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-...

-- In addition: based from the specs of your rig, a 750 watt power supply is not enough. Actually your system will require at least an 850 watt power supply, whether you OC or not still, the power it requires are more than a 750 watt PSU can give. Dont think you might over spent if you buy an 850 - 1000 watt PSU coz in the near future your PSU will be an important deciding factor when its time to upgrade your procie (specially to those upcoming Intel's LGA 1366 6 core processors) and other components that requires higher wattage.



CPU Cooler:
When it comes to cooling HOT i7 procie specially the extreme edition ones,
the cooler your OC'ed procie @ frequencies (lets say oc'ed to to 3.8 - 4.0 ghz)
the stable it gets. So what are the best CPU cooler that can bring down the temp
of these HOT oc'ed procies @ that speed to a low temperature where few can achieve???
The mighty Scythe Mugen 2, you know why? just click the link:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/scythe...
- i've recommended this to two of my friends on their high end gaming rigs powered by an i7 950 and 965 XE procies oc'ed @ 3.8 and 4.0 ghz and hell yeah, it cooled their procies as if its not overclocked!
Also, if this Mugen 2 is not available in your local pc shops in your area, go for the
Xilence Black Hawk, here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xilenc...
OR, if this is not available buy the Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer here's why: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xigmat...
These are the CPU cooler i found BEST for your i7 procie specially the Mugen 2!


Case Fans for your Sniper Case:
Thats the gaming case i have right now and honestly and not being biased
but, as those countless extreme pc gamers and reviews says..
"Its is truly an awesome gaming case!" No doubt! I have mine equipped with
a Coolermaster 5pcs x 120mm (120x120x25) Long Life Fan with 69+ CFM as compared to others but this one runs only @ 19DBA @ 2000 RPM! Huge airflow but silent! That means cooling your video cards and other internal components of your rig more efficient. I replaced the top mounted 200MM fan with 2 of these long life huge air flow fans and installed the other 2 at the side panel and the other 1 i replaced the rear side stock 120mm fan and all these fans are controlled by a digital LCD front bay fan controller and the front 200mm fan is controlled by the sniper's main fan controller. Upon observing the air flow and the temperature inside the case, hell yeah it is much much better and cooler and the hot air exits the case more efficiently.
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September 28, 2009 8:54:40 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
PSU:
Go for a 850 - 1000 Watt range. I suggest buy a brand that offers CONTINUOUS peak power output, with DC-to-DC volt conversion feature, Modular (ofcourse), capable of 30 or more amperes on the rails and conforms to PLUS 80 regs and supports latest high end video cards in CrossFireX or SLI mode. This is enough to handle the high wattage demands of your i7 extreme quad core procie specially if you overclock it. Also, it will give (incase you decided to go CrossFireX mode using 2 5870's) an ample wattage when gaming in very high res with game settings set to its highest (depending on the game can support) including its AA and FSAA mode set to its max, rendering HD videos and using multi-threaded apps.
Its also important when you're multi-tasking (e.g. DVD burning, rendering or watching HD videos and using multi threaded applications all at the same time).
The Brands i highly recommend that has these features and more are:
1. the mighty Ikonik VULCAN 1000 Watt! here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/ikonik...

2. Antec's Signature SG-850 here's why: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-...

3. Seasonic's M12D SS-850EM here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-...

-- In addition: based from the specs of your rig, a 750 watt power supply is not enough. Actually your system will require at least an 850 watt power supply, whether you OC or not still, the power it requires are more than a 750 watt PSU can give. Dont think you might over spent if you buy an 850 - 1000 watt PSU coz in the near future your PSU will be an important deciding factor when its time to upgrade your procie (specially to those upcoming Intel's LGA 1366 6 core processors) and other components that requires higher wattage.



CPU Cooler:
When it comes to cooling HOT i7 procie specially the extreme edition ones,
the cooler your OC'ed procie @ frequencies (lets say oc'ed to to 3.8 - 4.0 ghz)
the stable it gets. So what are the best CPU cooler that can bring down the temp
of these HOT oc'ed procies @ that speed to a low temperature where few can achieve???
The mighty Scythe Mugen 2, you know why? just click the link:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/scythe...
- i've recommended this to two of my friends on their high end gaming rigs powered by an i7 950 and 965 XE procies oc'ed @ 3.8 and 4.0 ghz and hell yeah, it cooled their procies as if its not overclocked!
Also, if this Mugen 2 is not available in your local pc shops in your area, go for the
Xilence Black Hawk, here's why:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xilenc...
OR, if this is not available buy the Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer here's why: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xigmat...
These are the CPU cooler i found BEST for your i7 procie specially the Mugen 2!


Case Fans for your Sniper Case:
Thats the gaming case i have right now and honestly and not being biased
but, as those countless extreme pc gamers and reviews says..
"Its is truly an awesome gaming case!" No doubt! I have mine equipped with
a Coolermaster 5pcs x 120mm (120x120x25) Long Life Fan with 69+ CFM as compared to others but this one runs only @ 19DBA @ 2000 RPM! Huge airflow but silent! That means cooling your video cards and other internal components of your rig more efficient. I replaced the top mounted 200MM fan with 2 of these long life huge air flow fans and installed the other 2 at the side panel and the other 1 i replaced the rear side stock 120mm fan and all these fans are controlled by a digital LCD front bay fan controller and the front 200mm fan is controlled by the sniper's main fan controller. Upon observing the air flow and the temperature inside the case, hell yeah it is much much better and cooler and the hot air exits the case more efficiently.



This fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 28, 2009 4:06:00 PM

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This fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


Nah dude, this one from the coolermaster's website:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
These are the ones installed in my Sniper case which has no led lights but this model comes in a
variety of led colors from green, red and blue also.
For the Led version of this fan click the link below:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...


The info from newegg is different. This is what the model number of that
coolermaster fan looks like: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...
Its the 90 CFM model @ 2000 RPM as stated on newegg's website.
It says 19 DBA @ 2000 RPM, actually a friend of mine bought 2 of these to upgrade
the case fans of his Antec LanBoy gaming case but i found it kinda a bit noisy and i doubt its not
19 dba i think its around 26++ dba.



-- If you may ask, aside from the Sniper's stock fan controller, what additional fan controller i use?
Well, i use the Aerocool V12XT fan controller with digital 2 bay touch screen LCD display, with this controller
i can regulate each intake fan including the front 200mm fan into different rpm based on the room
temperature and the exhaust fans are controlled by the Snipers stock fan regulator.
Though before i use to mix the intakes and the exhausts from the two controllers but know its much easier to
manage them coz i set all the intakes to the LCD front bay controller and the exhaust to the case stock controller. :) 
here's the link: http://www.aerocool.com.tw/peripheral/v12xt.htmuse
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September 29, 2009 2:42:20 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
Quote:
This fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


Nah dude, this one from the coolermaster's website:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
These are the ones installed in my Sniper case which has no led lights but this model comes in a
variety of led colors from green, red and blue also.
For the Led version of this fan click the link below:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

Where do I buy these? the site says they're unavailable.

The info from newegg is different. This is what the model number of that
coolermaster fan looks like: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...
Its the 90 CFM model @ 2000 RPM as stated on newegg's website.
It says 19 DBA @ 2000 RPM, actually a friend of mine bought 2 of these to upgrade
the case fans of his Antec LanBoy gaming case but i found it kinda a bit noisy and i doubt its not
19 dba i think its around 26++ dba.



-- If you may ask, aside from the Sniper's stock fan controller, what additional fan controller i use?
Well, i use the Aerocool V12XT fan controller with digital 2 bay touch screen LCD display, with this controller
i can regulate each intake fan including the front 200mm fan into different rpm based on the room
temperature and the exhaust fans are controlled by the Snipers stock fan regulator.
Though before i use to mix the intakes and the exhausts from the two controllers but know its much easier to
manage them coz i set all the intakes to the LCD front bay controller and the exhaust to the case stock controller. :) 
here's the link: http://www.aerocool.com.tw/peripheral/v12xt.htmuse


I just ordered the NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller this morning, I hope it's as good. Do you have
pictures of your system somewhere on the net?
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September 29, 2009 3:36:51 AM

jlaavenger said:
I just ordered the NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller this morning, I hope it's as good. Do you have
pictures of your system somewhere on the net?



NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry is also one of the nicest dual bay lcd touch screen fan controllers available today.
I could've buy that but since its not available here in my country, i bought the Aerocool V12XT
instead. Both are cool lookin' fan controllers. :) 


For the Fans:
If newegg dont have this available
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2...
-- Just remember the model number - R4-C2R-20AC-GP its important.



Or this one if you like some blue led lights to complement the large cool blue led light 200m fan at the front.
(this is the led light version)
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Blue-Case/dp/...



As for the pic, right now i haven't got any but i will upload soon, coz im gonna be upgrading my rig to an
i7 860 Lynfield procie and that Big Bad Rad 5870 video card. I'll let you know first thing when
i uploaded some pics. :) 
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September 29, 2009 5:32:00 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry is also one of the nicest dual bay lcd touch screen fan controllers available today.
I could've buy that but since its not available here in my country, i bought the Aerocool V12XT
instead. Both are cool lookin' fan controllers. :) 


For the Fans:
If newegg dont have this available
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2...
-- Just remember the model number - R4-C2R-20AC-GP its important.



Or this one if you like some blue led lights to complement the large cool blue led light 200m fan at the front.
(this is the led light version)
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Blue-Case/dp/...



As for the pic, right now i haven't got any but i will upload soon, coz im gonna be upgrading my rig to an
i7 860 Lynfield procie and that Big Bad Rad 5870 video card. I'll let you know first thing when
i uploaded some pics. :) 


Thanks. I'm not sure if I'll buy them just yet; do they really make that much of an improvement in noise and cooling over the stock fans? As for your other suggestions, they where a little too late, I ordered the PSU just prior to your first post based on this calculator: http://www.antec.outervision.com/ I figured I’d need just under 700watts. My system specs are now consisting of:

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec True Power New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply

Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity (in X-Fire)

HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity (in X-Fire)

NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller

Koutech IO-FPM220 3.5" Floppy Drive & Multi Card Reader Front Panel

LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner

MSI SATA 52x CDRW/DVD with Lightscribe

I just need to decide on the drive(s).

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September 29, 2009 2:21:07 PM

Just to let you know the True Power New 750w went down to $89.99 with free shipping. This is the non led version.
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September 30, 2009 9:04:06 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry is also one of the nicest dual bay lcd touch screen fan controllers available today.
I could've buy that but since its not available here in my country, i bought the Aerocool V12XT
instead. Both are cool lookin' fan controllers. :) 


For the Fans:
If newegg dont have this available
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2...
-- Just remember the model number - R4-C2R-20AC-GP its important.



Or this one if you like some blue led lights to complement the large cool blue led light 200m fan at the front.
(this is the led light version)
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

Try it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Blue-Case/dp/...



As for the pic, right now i haven't got any but i will upload soon, coz im gonna be upgrading my rig to an
i7 860 Lynfield procie and that Big Bad Rad 5870 video card. I'll let you know first thing when
i uploaded some pics. :) 


You actually replaced two of the 200mm fans? I always thought the bigger the fan the quieter and more efficiant they were. The 120mms are really better? Also would I be crazy to go with a side window instead of the stock mesh panel?

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September 30, 2009 1:55:13 PM

I would stick to having two of the same xfx video cards. Thats just my opinion.
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September 30, 2009 11:29:53 PM

jlaavenger said:
You actually replaced two of the 200mm fans? I always thought the bigger the fan the quieter and more efficiant they were. The 120mms are really better? Also would I be crazy to go with a side window instead of the stock mesh panel?


Yep, i replaced the other two 200mm fans with those 120mm fans i told you and swapped the other 200mm fan for a Tuniq TX-2 cpu thermal compound (one of the few best thermal grease ever made available today) and kept the other one for backup just in case the current front 200mm fan installed infont of my sniper case goes loco on me and stop spinning after 6 years or so. :D 

-- Clear side panel window?
Im not sure if the transparent side window panel does have a dust filter for its fan intakes and with the amount of air going through it, the dust filter will keep your system free of dusts for quite a very long time as compared to others like the Coolermatser's HAF 932 case which has a lot of honey comb mesh and no dust filter.
The dusts can easily pass through it and will give a messy look of the inner side of the case after a month or two and it will keep you cleaning it all the time which is kinda laborious thing. But if the clear side window panel doesnt come with a dust filter for its fan intakes, You just have to love your sniper case the way you bought it like i do with my sniper case and many gamers i've seen who owns a sniper case they like the mesh type side panel more coz this complements the military theme of the case as compared to those with clear side panel ones installed. :sol: 



In addition:
when it comes to hard drives, just incase you're thinking whats the best 7200 rpm HD available today? click the link below
and see: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/640gb-...
The WD caviar black series is current hd the two of my friends and me uses and yes it performs really well.
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October 1, 2009 2:53:58 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
Yep, i replaced the other two 200mm fans with those 120mm fans i told you and swapped the other 200mm fan for a Tuniq TX-2 cpu thermal compound (one of the few best thermal grease ever made available today) and kept the other one for backup just in case the current front 200mm fan installed infont of my sniper case goes loco on me and stop spinning after 6 years or so. :D 

-- Clear side panel window?
Im not sure if the transparent side window panel does have a dust filter for its fan intakes and with the amount of air going through it, the dust filter will keep your system free of dusts for quite a very long time as compared to others like the Coolermatser's HAF 932 case which has a lot of honey comb mesh and no dust filter.
The dusts can easily pass through it and will give a messy look of the inner side of the case after a month or two and it will keep you cleaning it all the time which is kinda laborious thing. But if the clear side window panel doesnt come with a dust filter for its fan intakes, You just have to love your sniper case the way you bought it like i do with my sniper case and many gamers i've seen who owns a sniper case they like the mesh type side panel more coz this complements the military theme of the case as compared to those with clear side panel ones installed. :sol: 



In addition:
when it comes to hard drives, just incase you're thinking whats the best 7200 rpm HD available today? click the link below
and see: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/640gb-...
The WD caviar black series is current hd the two of my friends and me uses and yes it performs really well.


The clear side panel at Newegg doesn't have fan intakes. I was just wonderingf if you thought it would make the case too hot.
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October 1, 2009 5:32:41 AM

Since your procie and video card are high end ones, chances are once you replace the stock mesh side
panel with a clear ones with no intake fans, the only way your extreme edition procie and video card and
other components of your system will get its ventilation is from the 200mm front intake fan and from the bottom side where a 120mm fan can be also installed to push air upwards if you decided to install one which, IMO is not sufficient.
Like i said before, i installed two 120mm high air flow fans at the side panel thus providing direct cold air
to the video card and cpu cooler fans and blowing it through their heat sinks.
This provides cold air all the time while the warm air inside your whole system can exit efficiently through the 3 high air flow same spec 120mm fans same as those installed on my side panel. Two at the top and one for the rear. In this way you can sit, relax and overclock your procie and video card and play those demanding games and run those multi-threaded apps without worrying that your components might fry anytime due to the lack of proper ventilation.
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October 5, 2009 2:13:47 AM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
Since your procie and video card are high end ones, chances are once you replace the stock mesh side
panel with a clear ones with no intake fans, the only way your extreme edition procie and video card and
other components of your system will get its ventilation is from the 200mm front intake fan and from the bottom side where a 120mm fan can be also installed to push air upwards if you decided to install one which, IMO is not sufficient.
Like i said before, i installed two 120mm high air flow fans at the side panel thus providing direct cold air
to the video card and cpu cooler fans and blowing it through their heat sinks.
This provides cold air all the time while the warm air inside your whole system can exit efficiently through the 3 high air flow same spec 120mm fans same as those installed on my side panel. Two at the top and one for the rear. In this way you can sit, relax and overclock your procie and video card and play those demanding games and run those multi-threaded apps without worrying that your components might fry anytime due to the lack of proper ventilation.



Ok, for now I have the stock fans on the Storm Sniper, but how do you connect them? I have two 2 pin fan plugs and nothing to plug them into. And the Sentry Controller has five three pin fan plugs, but al the fan connections on the fans, the controller and the MOBO are all male connectors. Help.
Also I have the fan on my PSU faceing down. Would it benefit me to put a second 120mm under it and a 140mm next to that? Where can I get a 140mm fan anyway, Fry's didn't carry them. Last question, do you know of any Internal Floppy/Media Card readers that do not use USB as this MOBO doesn't have any USB connections/ports?
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October 5, 2009 6:25:40 AM

jlaavenger said:
Ok, for now I have the stock fans on the Storm Sniper, but how do you connect them? I have two 2 pin fan plugs and nothing to plug them into. And the Sentry Controller has five three pin fan plugs, but al the fan connections on the fans, the controller and the MOBO are all male connectors. Help.
Also I have the fan on my PSU faceing down. Would it benefit me to put a second 120mm under it and a 140mm next to that? Where can I get a 140mm fan anyway, Fry's didn't carry them. Last question, do you know of any Internal Floppy/Media Card readers that do not use USB as this MOBO doesn't have any USB connections/ports?



All the the 3x200 mm stock intake fans of the CM Storm sniper can be easily controlled through its stock fan controller
all you have to do is connect its 4 pin molex connectors to the fan controller's molex connector and that's it. The Sentry fan controller
you bought is a different thing, It can only control fans that has a 3 pin type connector, unfortunately all the sniper's
200 mm stock intake fans are all 4 pin molex type ones and the only 3 pin fan you can control using your Sentry is the single,
NOT SO EFFICIENT 120mm rear exhaust fan which if you would look at the situation, your Sentry's only option to control. :(  not good huh? Unless, you plan to buy a silent high performance fans that has either a 3 pin or 4 pin(molex) connector which you can
connect to either the sniper's stock fan controller or the Sentry's.

To save a lil' bit of money, replace the 200mm stock fan installed at the side panel with two 120mm fans (with 3 pin connector) and also replace the stock 120mm rear exhaust fan with the same spec as those you'll buy for the side panel.
In this way you Sentry can control the two side panel and the rear exhaust 120mm fans while the stock two 200mm 4 pin molex
connector fans installed at the front and top can be controlled by the snipers stock fan.


As for the 140mm fan, nah dude... your PSU intake cooling fan(140mm i think) facing downward to suck cold air from through
the case's honey comb mesh is way more than enough to cool it self and you dont have to install one below it to funnel cold air through it. :) 


-- For the internal card reader, i suggest buy LATEST the All-in-One. Not the 12-in-1's or 20-in-1's but ALL-IN-ONE and buy the ones capable of reading high class hd type cards of any type. ;) 
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/catego...
- All these are good.
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October 8, 2009 3:26:54 PM

Rock_n_Rolla said:
All the the 3x200 mm stock intake fans of the CM Storm sniper can be easily controlled through its stock fan controller
all you have to do is connect its 4 pin molex connectors to the fan controller's molex connector and that's it. The Sentry fan controller
you bought is a different thing, It can only control fans that has a 3 pin type connector, unfortunately all the sniper's
200 mm stock intake fans are all 4 pin molex type ones and the only 3 pin fan you can control using your Sentry is the single,
NOT SO EFFICIENT 120mm rear exhaust fan which if you would look at the situation, your Sentry's only option to control. :(  not good huh? Unless, you plan to buy a silent high performance fans that has either a 3 pin or 4 pin(molex) connector which you can
connect to either the sniper's stock fan controller or the Sentry's.

To save a lil' bit of money, replace the 200mm stock fan installed at the side panel with two 120mm fans (with 3 pin connector) and also replace the stock 120mm rear exhaust fan with the same spec as those you'll buy for the side panel.
In this way you Sentry can control the two side panel and the rear exhaust 120mm fans while the stock two 200mm 4 pin molex
connector fans installed at the front and top can be controlled by the snipers stock fan.


As for the 140mm fan, nah dude... your PSU intake cooling fan(140mm i think) facing downward to suck cold air from through
the case's honey comb mesh is way more than enough to cool it self and you dont have to install one below it to funnel cold air through it. :) 


-- For the internal card reader, i suggest buy LATEST the All-in-One. Not the 12-in-1's or 20-in-1's but ALL-IN-ONE and buy the ones capable of reading high class hd type cards of any type. ;) 
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/catego...
- All these are good.



Since you built your PC with the Rampage Extreme can you tell me which wire is the ground wire on the temp probe lead? There are three 2-wire temp probe leads that came with my mobo, the book tells you how to plug them in but doesn't clarrify which wire is the ground wire. I think the lead plugs have the letters wst printed for one wire and a number and letter for the other, but that doesn't really tell me anything.

Also do you know what the purpose of the USB and 1394 risers is? other than say easier identification?

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