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July 25, 2012 6:28:07 PM

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=N82E168...

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July 26, 2012 1:23:07 AM

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=N82E168...


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,
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July 26, 2012 4:34:18 AM

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.
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July 26, 2012 4:39:08 AM

JonnyGuru review of the Cooler Master: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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

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

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.

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July 26, 2012 4:45:25 AM

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
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July 26, 2012 5:00:20 AM

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.
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July 29, 2012 11:41:07 AM

Best answer selected by OregonNative.
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July 29, 2012 11:45:17 AM

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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