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Is 1000 Watts Enough Power For My Future Gaming Rig

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October 8, 2012 5:03:21 PM

CAS: * Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port (Black Color)
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CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
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FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System (1 x System)
FAN: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
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KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (2GBx8) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator)
MONITOR: Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED
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MOTHERBOARD: * (4-Way SLI Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 3D UEFI Bios, Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus Power Supply ( 80 Plus Gold)
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VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
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October 8, 2012 6:24:23 PM

1000 W will be close. The more important question is why are you getting 2 7970's when your display resolution is 1366x768????
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October 8, 2012 6:32:22 PM

I forgot to change that, I have bought an Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor which will get the job done with 1920x1080.

As for the psu, when you mean close do you think I should stay at 1,000 or upgrade to 1200 watts. I mean, if I can get away with 1,000 W without having to worry about I will, but if getting more W is necessary than I will. Also I don't plan to overclock anything.
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October 8, 2012 7:03:41 PM

You still don't really need more than one 7970 for gaming with that resolution.

1000W is more than enough for a system with two 7970s. In fact you could use an 850W PSU.

This review shows a system with an i7-3960X @ 4.3GHz and two stock 7970s drawing 648W at the wall under Metro2033.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
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October 8, 2012 9:51:07 PM

1kW should be more than enough for that system. Why go LGA2011 though - you could save a fair amount of money going 1155, and it wouldn't be any slower.
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October 9, 2012 2:58:51 AM

Thats a pretty fkin good system, although as the others stated two 7970s is overkill, dont need it for that resolution, even my old 6950 runs games at max settings at that resolution, unless you plan on playing in 3d with 100hz monitor, even then slightly overkill. Your choice though =) Nice setup overall, and i actually recommend a 2011 over the 1155 if youre running a hexacore cpu, 3820 is identical to the 2600k and 2700 apart from the added support for more memory. Go 2011 and 3930k, or if not the new ivy bridge hexa cores which are soon to be released, otherwise dont bother going for a more expensive socket if running a 3820.
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October 9, 2012 3:47:04 AM

Thank you all for your input, I'm glad I came here and I shall take into consideration what has been said.
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October 9, 2012 3:51:40 AM

Best answer selected by LlamaSama_89.
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