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September 25, 2010 6:26:43 PM

I was just wondering if a Silverstone DA-1000w PSU is enough to power this new system I am ordering parts for a build for a friend---Mobo is the Asus CrosshairIV Extreme<>RAM--G Skill Flare 2x4gb DDR3 2000<>GPU--XFX BLACK 5970 4gb(2 of these for Quadfire will overclock high)<>CPU--AMD Phenom ll X6 1090t(will overclock over 4.0)<>Hard Drive--External 2tb WD My Book (usb 3.0),Wd Caviar Black 1tb7,200 RPM,1 WD V-raptor 10,000RPM(boot drive+games)<>Cooler--Corsair H70<>1 blu ray combo drive,1 dvd drive<>Asus Xonar soundcard<>2 extra case fans (low RPM)..............I was hoping this would be a large enough PSU ,since I will be overclocking a decent amount on this build I am not really sure.I wanted to make sure I have enough headroom though.My other choice is the Corsair 1200w AX Pro Series.

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September 26, 2010 3:45:40 PM

ct1615 said:
Silverstone makes solid PSU, you will be fine. a single ATI 5970 with an OC i7 wont break 500w. the second 5970 would only use a fraction of that even if both are OC.

http://www.techspot.com/review/221-ati-radeon-hd-5970/p...

you may want to read this review though about quad CF with the 5970*
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_5970_C...

in that test benchmark they used a BFG 800w PSU.

Quadfire with 2 XFX 5970 Black Edition 4Gb
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September 26, 2010 3:51:34 PM

Id rather get the AX, but either one is plenty really.
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September 26, 2010 4:01:15 PM

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September 26, 2010 4:02:31 PM

Timop said:
Id rather get the AX, but either one is plenty really.

I appreciate the reply.I was thinking it over and for all the overclocking I will be doing I would like more head room so thnx for the reply.
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September 27, 2010 12:09:37 AM

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