Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Power Supply Help?!

Tags:
  • Cyberpower
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
Share
March 23, 2011 11:26:14 PM

Looking to buy a new system, but with the gpus, etc, is 800w enough?

HELP!!!

Case: * CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case [+17] (Black Color)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+110]
Freebies: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
Freebies: None
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+724] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Video Card 2: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+423] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Raidmax RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X246W-1080P LCD (Viewable 23.6")(Black Color) w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI & Input [+159]
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Switch: None
Keyboard: * Thermaltake eSports Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard Black [+53]
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Fragged Omega Mouse Pad - Speed [+13]
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Zonet ZEW1642D IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300 Mbps Wireless Card + External 2.4G 7 Dbi Omni-Directional Wireless Antenna [+39]

More about : power supply

March 23, 2011 11:34:38 PM

800W isnt enough for a setup like that, there are a few poor picks in there too.


Im rather curious why you think you need a 6990 and a 6970 for a single 1920x1080 screen, thats a lot of GPU power a single 6970 would do pretty well, but more importantly a lot of heat and on a Sandy Bridge system at 8x/8x at best they arent going to do very well, the 6990 will be bottlenecked pretty good. I would cut that back to a single 6970, in which case a good 750W unit would be plenty(my good list is Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, or Antec)
m
0
l
March 23, 2011 11:38:24 PM

hunter315 said:
800W isnt enough for a setup like that, there are a few poor picks in there too.


Im rather curious why you think you need a 6990 and a 6970 for a single 1920x1080 screen, thats a lot of GPU power a single 6970 would do pretty well, but more importantly a lot of heat and on a Sandy Bridge system at 8x/8x at best they arent going to do very well, the 6990 will be bottlenecked pretty good. I would cut that back to a single 6970, in which case a good 750W unit would be plenty(my good list is Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, or Antec)


I do a LOT of video editing, and when i do its heavy. In addition, I have 3x 46" Vizio HDTVs to setup in Eyefinity.
m
0
l
Related resources
March 23, 2011 11:42:20 PM

Would an 1100 watt Cyberpower PC PSU be enough?
m
0
l
March 24, 2011 12:29:35 PM

csmith447 said:
I do a LOT of video editing, and when i do its heavy. In addition, I have 3x 46" Vizio HDTVs to setup in Eyefinity.


Based on your requirements, I suggest the following:

(1) Get yourself a full tower case for great cooling. I chose the CM Haf-X for my Eyefinity setup.

(2) Consider the option of going with an Intel X58 motherboard and a Core i7 970 hexacore processor. This way you would have x16 support for both of your high-powered graphics cards, and a hexacore processor to boot.

(3) If you do go with a P67 motherboard, consider getting one with better PCIe support. This quarter's system building marathon with two AMD Radeon 6950 cards used an Asus P8P67 WS Revoluion motherboard that can support dual x16 (of the same card) or quad x8 graphics:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-sandy-bridge-...

(4) Using two 2GB Radeon HD 6950 cards would provide much better bang for you buck and much less power consumption:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6970-rade...

Heck, if you go with an X58 platform (or even the P67 with the Asus card above), you could choose a motherboard that supports three of these cards.

(5) Get yourself a decent power supply. There are many reviews here that suggest the CyberpowerPC power supplies are poor quality. Once you determine your power supply requirements, then do a careful review of available choices.

(6) You can determine your PSU requirements here:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

You might want to pay for the pro version to make sure you get it right.

m
0
l
March 25, 2011 7:22:24 AM

Dont use any power supply from them marked as extreme gear or cyberpower or raidmax. If you do you will just be back on here posting about power and boot issued.
Get a corsair or themral take or silverstone.
m
0
l
!