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Fractal Design Newton R2 1000w PSU

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June 4, 2012 6:16:37 AM

Could someone steer me to a retail website with the Newton R2 1000w PSU in stock? I have looked everywhere I can think of but Fractal Design power supplies seem to be the Bigfoots of the internet. Everybody is talking about them, but you just can't seem to find one for yourself.
June 4, 2012 2:14:39 PM

Well, maybe the community here isn't talking about them, but several other reviewers and forums seem to find Fractal power supplies to be pretty great, maybe not the ultimate best out there but certainly not thrash either.

The reason I asked where I might buy one is because the size and power generation of the 1000w model is ideal, in my opinion, for the gaming rig I'm saving up for at the moment.

Yes I agree that SeaSonic makes one heck of a great product, but the only power supplies made by them which fall into the category of power generation that I will need for my new system are simply too large, by a good two and a half inches at least.

Happen to know of any power supplies in the realm of at least 1000w with a depth at or preferably somewhat below 6.69 inches?

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June 4, 2012 2:38:49 PM

Are you sure you need 1000W, that quad slu territory. and perhaps they are large for a reason?

Actually it can't do quad sli, only got 4 PCI-E connectors
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June 4, 2012 2:40:43 PM

anort3 said:
I'm not sure who is talking about them. They use ATNG as an OEM. Nothing special about it. Not bad but sure not Seasonic either.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page530.htm


And that is an awesome website, I try to only use that word once per year, made it to June this year, not bad.
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June 4, 2012 3:19:08 PM

Well, if things go the way I hope I will be able to afford a GTX 570 or equivalent video card for my new system when I get around to building it. I doubt I will be able to afford two of them right off the bat, but I do plan on having two video cards in SLI eventually.

In addition, I intend to do a pretty good amount of overclocking with an i5 2500K, and probably my other hardware as well, plus I want something that I can add on too in the future without having to purchase a brand new power supply just so my system can support a more powerful video card or something.
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June 4, 2012 3:38:24 PM

for 2 570's and an OC'd 2500k a good 700W will be enough.

video cards are limited to 225W each, each new generation typically lowers electrical power and increases 'gaming' power. So rough calcs

100W for the CPU, 30 for the mobo, 2x 225 = 580W + Hdd's and Fans. 700W is plenty.

You've got the right idea buy 1 PSU to last for a long time. But with only 4 pci-e power cables the best you can do is dual SLI which gives you the above, now if you could find something with 6 pci-e power cables then you might need 1000W. But can your case cope, can your mobo cope, you'll be limited on pci-e lanes at that point, so it would be better to get 2 bigger cards and not 3 smaller ones.
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June 4, 2012 6:20:06 PM

13thmonkey said:
And that is an awesome website, I try to only use that word once per year, made it to June this year, not bad.



It's the best power supply database on the internet. Especially since it links to the real review sites.

You saw the quick reference page as well I assume?

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

That page and this one are among my most used favorites.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm


OP you need at most an 800w power supply unless you plan on buying older generation cards to Sli. I am pretty sure any standard ATX power supply will fit in your required space. Don't you have a standard ATX case?

I think you will find any of these not only fit but are rated better than the Fractal Design model you were looking for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

If you are just looking for the highest quality you could do worse than this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gold award from Hardwaresecrets.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-X-Serie...
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June 14, 2012 7:28:10 PM

anort3 said:
It's the best power supply database on the internet. Especially since it links to the real review sites.

You saw the quick reference page as well I assume?

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

That page and this one are among my most used favorites.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm


OP you need at most an 800w power supply unless you plan on buying older generation cards to Sli. I am pretty sure any standard ATX power supply will fit in your required space. Don't you have a standard ATX case?

I think you will find any of these not only fit but are rated better than the Fractal Design model you were looking for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

If you are just looking for the highest quality you could do worse than this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gold award from Hardwaresecrets.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-X-Serie...


Yeah, I've been considering that SeaSonic for awhile now. Bit expensive, but seems like a great buy for quality and longevity. Also, I've recently recalculated my budget a little and I think I might be able to afford at least one GTX 670 or 680 when I get around to building my new rig. Definitely not two at the same time, but one possibly right off the bat. As I understand it, both the 670 and 680 are even more power efficient than previous cards, therefor the X850 would be more than sufficient for even two in SLI, right? And would I still have headroom for some stable overclocking?

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June 14, 2012 7:31:34 PM

Correct.
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June 14, 2012 7:44:13 PM

Best answer selected by TheYellowEyedMan.
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June 14, 2012 7:45:39 PM

anort3 said:
Correct.


Thanks.
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June 14, 2012 7:56:47 PM

Glad to help. Enjoy the new build!
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June 14, 2012 10:26:43 PM

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