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Going to run 2D surround ( 3, 24" hdmi monitors ) and sli

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August 5, 2012 8:45:08 AM

So what psu wattage should i get?
Thanks in advance guys!
August 5, 2012 8:53:38 AM

Really?

#1 We need specs of your PC

#2 Monitors dont run off your PSU

Sounds like you need to do some more research
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August 5, 2012 9:57:14 AM

Sorry bout that its around 6am (brain is not so hot atm) :sweat: 

Mobo: maximus v extreme
Cpu: i7 2700k
Cpu cooler: h100
Gpu:( 2) gtx 680 4gb for sli
Ram: g skill sniper 8gb
Hdd: 1tb wd caviar black 7200rpm
Dvd/cd:Lg lite on 24x
And the case is a HAF: X red edition with, 4 fans 2 250" 2 140"
*Will be overclocking in the future.
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August 6, 2012 7:46:29 AM

lol, no prob.

Minimum PSU for your setup would be 750w. I would go with 850w to cover your overclocks. Make sure it is a good quality PSU, ex. Corsair, EVGA.

Also if you are going with 2 GPU in SLI you can get a much cheaper motherboard. The ASUS Maximus V Extreme is a 4-way SLI capable mobo and makes it much more expensive. If you plan to add more than 2 GPUs later you need to buy a more powerful PSU. If not save some money and go with a different motherboard.

Also if I were you I would go with a 3770k/3570k and Z77 motherboard, you will be running at native PCI-E gen 3. I had a 3770k before with H100 and it OC to 4.9ghz with ease!
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August 13, 2012 4:26:20 AM

Swolern said:
lol, no prob.

Minimum PSU for your setup would be 750w. I would go with 850w to cover your overclocks. Make sure it is a good quality PSU, ex. Corsair, EVGA.

Also if you are going with 2 GPU in SLI you can get a much cheaper motherboard. The ASUS Maximus V Extreme is a 4-way SLI capable mobo and makes it much more expensive. If you plan to add more than 2 GPUs later you need to buy a more powerful PSU. If not save some money and go with a different motherboard.

Also if I were you I would go with a 3770k/3570k and Z77 motherboard, you will be running at native PCI-E gen 3. I had a 3770k before with H100 and it OC to 4.9ghz with ease!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would it work with i7 i only ask because i saw one that was 750 watt and it said i7 compatible and what mobo would you reccomend?
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August 13, 2012 4:27:37 AM

You don't need an H100.
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August 13, 2012 5:47:30 AM

Deathwish1909 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would it work with i7 i only ask because i saw one that was 750 watt and it said i7 compatible and what mobo would you reccomend?


Ya thats a nice PSU @ a good price.

I like the Asus or Asrock Z77 motherboards.

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

Those two boards are the minimum requirement for SLI in your configuration. Its up to you if you want the higher up versions of those boards for more bells & whistles, ex. bluetooth, more ports/slots.

Also if your PC is just for gaming then then the i5 3570k will be good enough. 3770k & hyperthreading is for other areas, including video editing. Only 1-2 games actually use hyperthreading. Hopefully in the future there will be more.

If you are close to a Microcenter the last time i looked they are having a special for 3570k for $189 + an additional $50 off any Z77 motherboard bought with it. Best deal Ive seen.
http://dimages.bfi0.com/images/4800012/12306253/0429HEA...

Amuffin is right you dont need a H100. Unless you are just a overclocking manic and want the best without going to a custom water loop. But be aware IB gets really hot past a certain threshold and even the best cooling solution might only get you 100-300mhz higher OC compared to a lower-end reliable CM Hyper 212 Evo.

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