I have to decide between the following two power supplies to run 2 GTX470 with a 9800GTX+ for PhysX. I know there are other brands and PSU's but which one are you more preferring of between these two, and why?
As far as heating, both cards run at 37c idle and 84c load. My case is the Cooler Master HAF 932 with 4 120mm fans on the side, 3 120mm top, 2 120mm bottom, 140mm back and 230mm front.
Besides that, are you also preferring of the Corsair HX1000?
Yes I prefer Corsair. First, the specific Corsair psu has a better review than the CM.
Second, unlike CoolerMaster, I've never seen any Corsair psu get a bad review. Some aren't perfect, but all are high quality. So I'm not worried that they would change the guts of the psu to save money two years after it was introduced.
The HAF932 is a very, very good case. OTOH, 3x470 and a 9800GTX is a helluva heat load. And no matter how you arrange those cards there will not be an open slot in between them. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of vid cards ran very hot in a standard case due to trapped air.
This is throwing something random out there but is there any danger from placing your PC on top of an air conditioning vent? I know its winter and the heating would probably be on instead but just wondering. Also, my HAF 932 has 2 120mm intake fans on the bottom, so the AC would be sucked right into the case, I'm sure this would drastically drop temps but at what cost?
Yeah Silverstone makes some great cases. I was planning on moving to them for my next build. As far as the AC goes though, isn't there a chance of condensation when the AC is set to auto, cycling on and off every little while. Although the components may stay cool, once the AC turns off and the humidity from the summer air gets in there, it would be disastrous.
Good idea! I wasn't planning on doing it though, just curious. What I ended up doing before when I was running a stock cooler on my i7 930, I would put it by the window during the colder days and it'd stay around 28c. During the summer I'd just vent air out of the room during the day and in during the night with a box fan. Now with the Corsair H70 I don't really need to worry about it but the cards will definitely create enough heat on their own.
This Thermaltake is not XT series and i can't guarantee it will do it for you the entire XT series I’m sure about I moved to the XT series because they made modifications is hard to describe. This link it will help how the XT series works:
If you look under 3 GTX 470, the HX1000 is certified and I'm most likely going to get that now. Since I'm going to be running 2 470's plus a 9800GTX+, and this PSU is certified for 3 470's, I shouldn't have a problem. Anyone else see any issues with buying this PSU? I have now read a fair amount of good reviews on this power supply and its at the top of my list.