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January 30, 2010 1:37:21 PM

I am currently planning my next PC Build and can't seem to pick the proper power supply (based on everything I read). One site says somethng and the next says NO WAY... I am a little lost and looking for some sound advice.

• Cooler Master ATCS 840 Case
• Asus P6X58D Premium Mobo
• Intel i7 920
• XIGMATEK Dark Knight CPU Cooler
• 2 Radeon HD 5870 - CrossfireX
• Corsair XMS3 6GB (3*2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) kits * 2 for a total of 12GB
• Western Digital Caviar 500GB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive
• Pioneer BDR-205BKS Blu-ray burner
• LiteON iHAS424-98 Lightscribe DVD Burner
• I will use MOBO's sound and internet connections

The only other two items I have been thinking about is the idea of something like the Zalman MFC2 Multi-Fan Controller and Temp Display and an internal multi-card reader.

Power Supplies I have looked at are:

• Zalman ZM1000-HP
• Kingwin Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S
• Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M
• Antec TPQ-1200

$300.00 would be the max I would spend on a power supply but would prefer to keep it in the $200.00 - $250.00 range if possible.
January 30, 2010 2:06:05 PM

Thank You niklas_13 for your recommendations...

I think I would skip the OCZ PSU due to the single rating of 1 that it got on newegg's website.

As for the other two they seem to be well accepted by those that purchased them but I am curious about the 850 watt recommendation.

It was my understanding... but I could be totally wrong... that you can't over supply a PC. With the MOBO I selected it is ready for the next gen processors (Gulftown) and has some really cool next gen tech built in like USB 3.0 and SATA 6. I was thinking the 1000+ watt supply would help when / if I upgrade to more than 2 GPUs (Quad Fire is cool but can't afford it today) and the new SSD units coming out.
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January 30, 2010 2:21:05 PM

1 you cant go off neweggs reviews you need to use a website that reviews products that test them, Anyone can give a product a bad review on newegg for a missing sticker in the box.

Anyways the 850W is based off your system ATM with the 2 HD 5870s in xfire and with romm to OC etc,

The OCZ X is a good T2 PSU

Your only going to use the power that your PC needs so going more wont add to your bill

If your going to add more GPUs down the road or if you add 2 GTX295 you will need a bigger PSU yes

This one has 8 PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one has 6 PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one has 8 PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 30, 2010 2:32:25 PM

niklas_13.... thanks again for your info... I appreciate your help. I will check out more info on the units you listed. Have a great day
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