Which PSU for a new system

I'm in the process of building a new system and of course I need a PSU.

This is the list of PSU's I found here in the Netherlands. This will be a high-end video editing system and I'm looking for a high quality 1200+ W PSU, price is not the overriding factor. Only Gold+ and modular enter the list.



What would be good choices and which ones would you avoid?
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  1. i would go with cooler master, antec and even OCZ zx.. actually they all are good but these 3 has more standard.
  2. my choices would be:

    the Silverstone Strider Gold
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page998.htm

    or the Corsair AX 1200
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

    you can use the links above to research the ones to avoid.

    I would lean toward the Corsair

    1200w is a lot of power for a video editing machine. that much power is usually for gaming rigs running 3-4 high end GPU's and 2 CPU's.

    what GPU/CPU and MB are you running?
  3. you will need 1200w only if you are going to run a quad SLi gtx 680 setup.for a high end SLi rig(with newer components like SB/IB and 7xxx or 6xx cards),you need no more than a 850w.i would suggest- sivlerstone,corsair,seasonic,nzxt,antec,enermax,coolermaster silent pro gold series,super flower,xfx.
    please list your specs so that we can provide you a more accurate power supply.
  4. hellfire24 said:
    you will need 1200w only if you are going to run a quad SLi gtx 680 setup.for a high end SLi rig(with newer components like SB/IB and 7xxx or 6xx cards),you need no more than a 850w.i would suggest- sivlerstone,corsair,seasonic,nzxt,antec,enermax,coolermaster silent pro gold series,super flower,xfx.
    please list your specs so that we can provide you a more accurate power supply.


    It still is in the building phase, but it looks like: http://ppbm6.com/Planning.html

    So, only a single GTX 680 video card with 4GB, an i7-3930K overclocked to @ 4.6 GHz, 64 GB memory, 4 x 2.5" SSD's, 28 x 3.5" HDD's, Areca 1882iX-24+4 raid controller with 4 GB cache, 2 BD-R burners, on air cooling, so add the necessary fans, some USB and FW devices and we are there. That's all.

    Rendering and exporting from Adobe CS6 will be the bulk of the machine load.
  5. Why did you assume you need so much power? A quality 500w PSU would power all of that with watts to spare lol.
  6. ^500w for 3930k overclocked(they consume a lot of power),4gb 680,64gb ram,28xhdds and other heavy stuff??
  7. Scotty99 said:
    Why did you assume you need so much power? A quality 500w PSU would power all of that with watts to spare lol.


    Yeah, sure...

    Look at this calculation (and that is only with 20 HDD's, not the intended 28), which is the one Toms recommends :

  8. Harm Millaard said:
    It still is in the building phase, but it looks like: http://ppbm6.com/Planning.html

    So, only a single GTX 680 video card with 4GB, an i7-3930K overclocked to @ 4.6 GHz, 64 GB memory, 4 x 2.5" SSD's, 28 x 3.5" HDD's, Areca 1882iX-24+4 raid controller with 4 GB cache, 2 BD-R burners, on air cooling, so add the necessary fans, some USB and FW devices and we are there. That's all.

    Rendering and exporting from Adobe CS6 will be the bulk of the machine load.


    bro you need some serious power,i would suggest the following units-
    -silent pro gold 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056
    -silverstone evo 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256081
    -siverstone strider 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256057
    nzxt hale90 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116013
    enermax ER1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194101
    kingwin lzp 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121089
    seasonic 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105
    xfx 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207019
    enrmax platimax 1000w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194097
  9. Harm Millaard said:
    Yeah, sure...

    Look at this calculation (and that is only with 20 HDD's, not the intended 28), which is the one Toms recommends :

    http://www.millcon.nl/Harm/PSU-requirement.png


    good point bro,but remember that total amps on +12v is the crucial factor not total watts.the power supplies i suggested will get the job done.
  10. 28 x 3.5" /7200 RPM SAS drives they should only consume max 7 watts a piece. (196W)

    4 x SSD = 12wl
    SAS controller 75W
    GTX 680 = 200W
    CPU = 237W
    64GB RAM = (assume 8 w per module) = 64 watts
    MB chipset = 55 watts
    Fans 3-10 Watts a piece lets say 10 @ 7w fans = 70w
    USB x 6 = 30W

    this is all worst case
    ~939w Total
    you only want to run at 80% of max so = 960W is 80% of 1200W

    1200W is the right size

    Corsair AX 1200 get my vote
  11. jerreddredd said:
    28 x 3.5" /7200 RPM SAS drives they should only consume max 7 watts a piece. (196W)

    4 x SSD = 12wl
    SAS controller 75W
    GTX 680 = 200W
    CPU = 237W
    64GB RAM = (assume 8 w per module) = 64 watts
    MB chipset = 55 watts
    Fans 3-10 Watts a piece lets say 10 @ 7w fans = 70w
    USB x 6 = 30W

    this is all worst case
    ~939w Total
    you only want to run at 80% of max so = 960W is 80% of 1200W

    1200W is the right size

    Corsair AX 1200 get my vote


    and 28 hdds :o
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