LGA 2011 build

Hi there.

I am building myself an LGA 2011 desktop, but I don´t know how strong PSU I should use. The computer would/will consist of:

- Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
- CPU Intel core i7-3930K
- CPU Fan Zalman CNPS12X
- RAM Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz CL9
- VGA MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
- SSD OCZ Vertex 2 120GB, 3,5", SATAII, SSD, MLC
- HDD Western Digital IntelliPower 3RZ 2TB, 64MB, SATAIII/600, WD20EARX
- DVD/RW- ROM ASUS DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
- Case Corsair 500R Carbide

I am still not sure about the case, but wheter or not I choose this particular model, I intent to pick one with a good airflow, thus including a couple of extra vents (and maybe a display up front). I also intend to at least slightly OC the CPU in the future and also add one additional graphics card to CrossFire. I was considering buying a high quality 750W but I am unsure whether it would handle future modifications/improvements and thus I am now thinking about a (maybe) cheaper 1000W PSU (growing low on budget).
Could anyone give an advice what to pick/buy? Or at least at what type of PSUs I should be looking at? It would be much appreciated :)
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  1. Get the Hyper 212 EVO. It is more reliable. Change the SSD to Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 as they are also more reliable. The 500R is an excellent case. If you're just gaming, 8gb of RAM is plenty. Even if you plan to CF that 6950, you won't need more than a 750W unit from Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX.
  2. azeem40 said:
    Get the Hyper 212 EVO. It is more reliable. Change the SSD to Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 as they are also more reliable. The 500R is an excellent case. If you're just gaming, 8gb of RAM is plenty. Even if you plan to CF that 6950, you won't need more than a 750W unit from Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX.


    On a 3930K build, I'd go with a Noctua D14 or Phanteks TC-14:
    - Noctua D14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    - Phanteks TC-14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709002

    Quote:
    Could anyone give an advice what to pick/buy? Or at least at what type of PSUs I should be looking at? It would be much appreciated :)


    If you're contemplating a 6950 - wait a couple weeks and go with a 7870 - it's matching the GTX 580 and even beating it in some cases for like 1/2 the cost: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html

    But do *NOT* get a Vertex 2 as your primary SSD - it's old and outdated, I'd second the aforementioned Crucial M4 or Samsung 830.

    Quote:
    I am still not sure about the case, but wheter or not I choose this particular model, I intent to pick one with a good airflow,


    The Corsair Carbide is an excellent choice - you will not be disappointed.

    Quote:
    I was considering buying a high quality 750W but I am unsure whether it would handle future modifications/improvements and thus I am now thinking about a (maybe) cheaper 1000W PSU (growing low on budget).


    Try this one as it might meet your price / performance needs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
  3. 750w is enough for CF 6950s on an LGA 1155 build, might not be enough on an LGA 2011 build, so I'll agree completely with g-unit1111.
  4. alphaalphaalpha said:
    750w is enough for CF 6950s on an LGA 1155 build, might not be enough on an LGA 2011 build, so I'll agree completely with g-unit1111.


    Actually according to my PSU wattage calculator 750 doesn't even come close on an LGA 2011 build using a CF'd 7870:
    http://support.asus.com/PowerSupply.aspx?SLanguage=en

    It recommends minimum 1000W and if you take my rule of adding 50W for overclocking and 100W for an additional video card you're looking at a 1200W minimum.

    Try this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151109
  5. Actually, I was considering an OCZ ZX 1000W or Corsair HX 1050W

    OCZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045
    Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034&Tpk=corsair%20hx%201050

    However even with one of these, I´ll be getting slightly over budget. I´m afraid, that Seasonic X-1250 will be over the budget quite a lot...
  6. Anihel said:
    Actually, I was considering an OCZ ZX 1000W or Corsair HX 1050W

    OCZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045
    Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034&Tpk=corsair%20hx%201050

    However even with one of these, I´ll be getting slightly over budget. I´m afraid, that Seasonic X-1250 will be over the budget quite a lot...


    The Corsair will be a much safer choice than the OCZ will, the Seasonic X1250 might be a bit excessive yes but Seasonic is definitely one of the best PSU vendors on the market.
  7. I think I´ll go for the Corsair. I´d love to get the seasonic, at least the 1050W, but I´m afraid that would leave me with empty pockets...
    But I´ll think about it. Thanks for all your advice so far :)
  8. Anihel said:
    Hi there.

    I am building myself an LGA 2011 desktop, but I don´t know how strong PSU I should use. The computer would/will consist of:

    - Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
    - CPU Intel core i7-3930K
    - CPU Fan Zalman CNPS12X
    - RAM Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz CL9
    - VGA MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
    - SSD OCZ Vertex 2 120GB, 3,5", SATAII, SSD, MLC
    - HDD Western Digital IntelliPower 3RZ 2TB, 64MB, SATAIII/600, WD20EARX
    - DVD/RW- ROM ASUS DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
    - Case Corsair 500R Carbide

    I am still not sure about the case, but wheter or not I choose this particular model, I intent to pick one with a good airflow, thus including a couple of extra vents (and maybe a display up front). I also intend to at least slightly OC the CPU in the future and also add one additional graphics card to CrossFire. I was considering buying a high quality 750W but I am unsure whether it would handle future modifications/improvements and thus I am now thinking about a (maybe) cheaper 1000W PSU (growing low on budget).
    Could anyone give an advice what to pick/buy? Or at least at what type of PSUs I should be looking at? It would be much appreciated :)


    Hi Anihel,

    Take a look at my rig at the following links below. Similar setup. I also built my system with the hopes it will be easy to upgrade later as well future proof to a point.

    HAF -X is as good as it gets when it comes to Hi-Airflow currently.
    Corsair and Enermax have some good PSU's

    Original post: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691556
    Easier to see pics here at bottom of chain: http://www.overclock.net/t/1198936/lga-2011-new-build-help-suggestions

    There is an excel sheet that lists each item I used, the cost at the time, and the vendor I got the item from.

    Here is a link where you can enter your components for your system build. It gives you an estimate of what power PSU you will need. It is not an exact science but it works.

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

    Hope it helps.
  9. Fixed one of the URL link above.
  10. come on guys no ones gonna need 1.2k psu for 2 6950.

    Hello op

    all you need is a 750w on a 1155
    but on 2011 850 w is more than enough.
    Psu calculator says a 700w min and 750 w recomended:)

    i even add 50 percent capacitor decay and 100 percent load :o

    if this build is for gaming then i7 is a overkill but 2011 is massive overkill

    for a gaming build this should be the specs

    intel i5 2500k
    asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
    noctua nh d-14
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb low profile 1600mhz
    sapphire hd 7970 oc edition
    seasonic x 850w 80+ gold
    mushkin treadline 128 gb sata3 ssd
    seagate baracuda 1 tb 7.2k rpm hdd
    asus 24x dvd burner
    corsair 600t white edition
    windows 7 home premium 64 bit
  11. if u do some kind of rendering on maya or do vray and also play games then this build is optimal

    intel i7 3930k
    cm hyper 212 evo
    asrock x79 extreme4
    4x4 gb of corsair vengence 1600mhz ddr3 ram
    msi twin frozer ii gtx 560ti 2 gb
    seasonic x 750w 80+ gold
    mushkin treadline 128 gb sata3
    seagate baracuda 1tb 7200 rpm hdd
    asus 24x dvd burner
    windows 7 pro
    corsair 600t white edition or cm strom trooper
  12. if u do video editing or it is a daw build and gaming then

    intel i7 2600k
    noctua nh d14
    asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
    corsair vengence 2x8 gb 1600 mhz ddr3 ram
    mushkin treadline 128 gb ssd
    seagate baracuda 1 tb hdd
    asus bd burner
    sapphire hd 7950 oc
    seasonic x 850 80+ gold
    corsair 600t white edition or cm storm trooper
    windows 7 pro

    and if audio workstation then
    creative titanium xfi sound card
  13. I have already bought the HX 1050 Corsair PSU. Yes, it isn´t the best but it should be high quality nonetheless, reaching almost 80+ gold efficiency at 50% load. And I´d like to think that there should be such loads based on your comments and PSU calculations (rather than lower efficiency at more load with "weaker" PSUs).
    Also I am considering to install Corsair 100H cooling instead of an air cooling in the Corsair Carbide 500R case (which I already have) to save some space around the CPU as well as for high performance cooling.
    Also I´ll probably go for the 7870 graphics when it´ll be available.
  14. Anihel said:
    Hi there.

    I am building myself an LGA 2011 desktop, but I don´t know how strong PSU I should use. The computer would/will consist of:

    - Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
    - CPU Intel core i7-3930K
    - CPU Fan Zalman CNPS12X
    - RAM Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz CL9
    - VGA MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
    - SSD OCZ Vertex 2 120GB, 3,5", SATAII, SSD, MLC
    - HDD Western Digital IntelliPower 3RZ 2TB, 64MB, SATAIII/600, WD20EARX
    - DVD/RW- ROM ASUS DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
    - Case Corsair 500R Carbide

    I am still not sure about the case, but wheter or not I choose this particular model, I intent to pick one with a good airflow, thus including a couple of extra vents (and maybe a display up front). I also intend to at least slightly OC the CPU in the future and also add one additional graphics card to CrossFire. I was considering buying a high quality 750W but I am unsure whether it would handle future modifications/improvements and thus I am now thinking about a (maybe) cheaper 1000W PSU (growing low on budget).
    Could anyone give an advice what to pick/buy? Or at least at what type of PSUs I should be looking at? It would be much appreciated :)

    can you fill this out please. im not sure you will benefit from sandy bridge-e- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
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