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March 14, 2012 5:38:32 PM

i just read the first 4 pages of the newegg reviews and the amount of bad reviews in just the first 4 pages

would put me off buying it
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March 14, 2012 5:47:14 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
i just read the first 4 pages of the newegg reviews and the amount of bad reviews in just the first 4 pages

would put me off buying it


Well can you give me a suggestion of a good priced PSU (doesnt have to be 1000w) that i should get? I want one that will be able to run SLI/CROSSFIRE in the future.
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a b ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 5:56:09 PM

1000w is probably too much

which cards you may xfire/sli would determine how many watts you might need

i always use quality psus like corsair,seasonic etc

to me the psu is the most important component in your pc so its not worth skimping on it

quality psus will have a 5 year warranty some of corsairs even have a 7 year warranty
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March 14, 2012 6:08:10 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
1000w is probably too much

which cards you may xfire/sli would determine how many watts you might need

i always use quality psus like corsair,seasonic etc

to me the psu is the most important component in your pc so its not worth skimping on it

quality psus will have a 5 year warranty some of corsairs even have a 7 year warranty



I am planning on picking up the YET-TO-BE-RELEASED Gtx 680 (Which is supposed to have a major decrease in power consumption) when it comes out. I MIGHT add another in the FUTURE. I found a nice 750w PSU a while back, do you think that is enough?

Also, how do you tell if a motherboard will be IVY BRIDGE compatible or not? I am almost set on the Asus p8z68 pro which has PCI-E 3.0 slots and i am pretty sure it is compatible with IVY BRIDGE, but i just want to know how you figure if any mobo is or isnt.
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March 14, 2012 6:27:26 PM

destroyer432 said:
Well can you give me a suggestion of a good priced PSU (doesnt have to be 1000w) that i should get? I want one that will be able to run SLI/CROSSFIRE in the future.

Please provide the specs for the system that you want to build and we can recommend some PSUs for you. You can also take a look at the links in my signature: a PSU guide and a recommended PSU list.
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a b ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 6:27:54 PM

a good 750w may be enough--till the kepler cards come out shortly its a bit off guesswork how much they will

actually use--lots of rumours about

i am using the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 and its definately ivybridge compatible

think most 1155 boards support ivy bridge as long as they release a bios update to allow it
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March 14, 2012 6:28:45 PM

destroyer432 said:
I am planning on picking up the YET-TO-BE-RELEASED Gtx 680 (Which is supposed to have a major decrease in power consumption) when it comes out. I MIGHT add another in the FUTURE. I found a nice 750w PSU a while back, do you think that is enough?

Also, how do you tell if a motherboard will be IVY BRIDGE compatible or not? I am almost set on the Asus p8z68 pro which has PCI-E 3.0 slots and i am pretty sure it is compatible with IVY BRIDGE, but i just want to know how you figure if any mobo is or isnt.



Yeah the P8Z68 will work fine, it's LGA 1155 and so is Ivy bridge.

And if you're going to get a PSU I would get a Corsair, seasonic, or Antec. All are really good quality but I personally prefer Corsair. 750 will cut it probably, but why not go with 850 to be safe?
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March 14, 2012 6:42:16 PM

cyansnow said:
Yeah the P8Z68 will work fine, it's LGA 1155 and so is Ivy bridge.

And if you're going to get a PSU I would get a Corsair, seasonic, or Antec. All are really good quality but I personally prefer Corsair. 750 will cut it probably, but why not go with 850 to be safe?


Yeah if i can squezze a good priced 850w into budget then i will.



This is what i have so far on the list:

Asus p8z68
Gtx 680
Ivy bridge i7 3770k or Sandy Bridge i7 2600k
Old 500gb HDD from previous computer to save money
Old DVD Drive from previous computer to also save money
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 or COOLER MASTER storm scout
Windows 7 Home Premium or Linux to save money until i get some more saved up
CPU HEATSINK/COOLING: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 Plus


Can you guys think of anything i should change? I am really set on the GPU and CPU options that i have selected.
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a b ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 6:51:51 PM

destroyer432 said:
Yeah if i can squezze a good priced 850w into budget then i will.



This is what i have so far on the list:

Asus p8z68
Gtx 680
Ivy bridge i7 3770k or Sandy Bridge i7 2600k
Old 500gb HDD from previous computer to save money
Old DVD Drive from previous computer to also save money
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 or COOLER MASTER storm scout
Windows 7 Home Premium or Linux to save money until i get some more saved up
CPU HEATSINK/COOLING: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 Plus


Can you guys think of anything i should change? I am really set on the GPU and CPU options that i have selected.



just make sure your ram will fit under that heatsink--it may block some of the ram slots

corsair do low profile modules

http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...
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a c 158 ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 6:52:19 PM

Rumor mill is saying that TDP for the GTX 680 will be around 195W; the GTX 580 has a 244W TDP. You could just use the GTX 580 SLI requirements as a guide: minimum of 62A on the combined 12V rails. A couple of 750W PSUs that meet the GTX 580 requirement:
Rosewill Capstone 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair TX750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seasonic M12II-750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All have ample power connections for the GTX 680.
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March 14, 2012 7:43:53 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
just make sure your ram will fit under that heatsink--it may block some of the ram slots

corsair do low profile modules

http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...



How can i make sure of that?

Rugger said:
Rumor mill is saying that TDP for the GTX 680 will be around 195W; the GTX 580 has a 244W TDP. You could just use the GTX 580 SLI requirements as a guide: minimum of 62A on the combined 12V rails. A couple of 750W PSUs that meet the GTX 580 requirement:
Rosewill Capstone 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair TX750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seasonic M12II-750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All have ample power connections for the GTX 680.


I might get that Corsair. I am going to look at some 850w PSU's though also.



Anyone have some suggestions for 850w psu that will be suitable for future SLI gtx680?
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a b ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 8:33:56 PM

"How can i make sure of that? "

if you are only using 2 slots it will probably be ok if using 4 slots then you may have problems

the low profile ram works just as well--i think some of these huge ram sinks are more for looks than because

they are needed to keep the ram cool
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March 14, 2012 8:42:36 PM

Any suggestions for a good "bang for my buck" 850w PSU that will support SLI/CROSSFIRE?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
March 17, 2012 3:03:08 AM

I'll just add my two cents here and say that I'm very happy with my Rosewill Capstone-750 750W PSU. Not many reviews on it (one official here http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...), but they're all glowing. My experience with it has been amazing, so far. VERY well built (Superflower OEM parts inside) and 80 Plus Gold Certified with a single 62A 12V rail. People may not trust the name Rosewill for PSU's, but the Capstone Series is great IMO. The only issue I have with it, is that it's not modular, but with good cable management, it's not a huge problem.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
March 17, 2012 4:00:39 AM

Corsair HX850w, or the 750w that can output 900w. Though I would not get the storm scout for the 680, I own one myself and cable management is a bit hard and you don't want that card to blow up!
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