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Does this PSU look okay for my rig?

Hey guys,

I'm ordering my supplies for my rig on the 27th. I wanted to know if this PSU unit is okay for my rig. The PSU is the COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB
Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

My PSU is highlighted in bold. I'll provide a few links below.

Detailed link to build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cZjm

Link to PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171055
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  1. Get the 3570k and buy another GTX670 to SLI it you'll get way better performance. That PSU is also an overkill get something like this, you're welcome.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050
  2. asalikus said:
    Get the 3570k and buy another GTX670 to SLI it you'll get way better performance. That PSU is also an overkill get something like this, you're welcome.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050


    Would it be foolish to get a larger PSU than needed? I plan to expand on this build eventually, and want plenty o' power for it.

    I'll look into the 3570k + additional 670. I'm just looking to keep this build alive for a LONG time. I'll be going into the military soon, and don't want to have to rebuild within a year (I have 8 months of little PC time coming up). I appreciate the advice, and will look into it. As of now, I like the results I've seen from 1 - GTX 670, but I'll take your advice to heart and look into it all.

    Thanks,
    ON
  3. Best answer
    Nothing wrong with getting too much psu if you can afford it, but the general rule is quality over quantity, and in this case you've gone way, way overkill. I have a 3930k with 2 560 448s in it, all oc'd. The 560 448s draw more power (each) than a 670 and my whole system uses about 450w (500 from the wall). When I had a 3rd gpu, it still only drew about 600w.

    For $40 less, you can get the Seasonic X-860, which is a better psu (not that that cooler master is bad), fully modular, and still will give you plenty of room to expand.
  4. JonnyGuru review of the Cooler Master: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=193

    The 1000w Seasonic (cheaper and better and still overkill): http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=264

    The 860: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5464/seasonic-platinum-series-860w

    As much as I've had good luck with Seasonic, there are also other cheaper better psus than the Cooler Master.

    Any choice you make, you're going to have a better psu than 99% of what people use.
  5. seasonic or corsair for me. unless you're going triple or quad SLI thats way too overkill, PSUS run the most efficient at the middle range of their rated output
    have a look at this guide
  6. oregonnative said:
    Would it be foolish to get a larger PSU than needed? I plan to expand on this build eventually, and want plenty o' power for it.



    the efficiency of a psu when its barely being used is less than when its at 40-80% load. when the max is high and the consumption is low, heat will generate quicker than if you had a smaller max, albeit it shouldnt be much but heat does deteriorate parts.
  7. Best answer selected by OregonNative.
  8. Thanks so much guys! I'm planning on running 2-3 monitors off this thing as well, but I'll check into something a tad bit smaller. I appreciate all the advice & links.
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