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December 8, 2012 6:49:00 AM

So I'm finally getting my i7 dream build completed but the only thing I'm still really having trouble with is what power supply to stick in the beastie. Right now I'm running a single 660 Ti but plan to get a second to SLi within in a couple weeks and they will both be OC'ed fairly high. The i7 won't be getting a huge overclock, 4.3 to 4.4 will do me just fine. At the moment it will be under air cooling until I can afford the big custom water loop I'd like to have. I've seen a few 1000w psu I really like:

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000w- http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Modular-Supp...

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w- http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-RSA00-AM...

OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Individually-Sleeved...

OCZ ZX Series 1000w- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-Fully-Modular-Performa...

These are my top 4, but of course I am open to other options of greater or equal power if deemed appropriate or a good deal or less power if a good reason why is given.

The final build planned for about December 31st will contain the following:

Azza Genesis 9000B Full Tower (This case is fantastic, I'm really sold on the reversible mobo as well as all the delicious space for water-cooling down the road)
i7-3770k OC'ed to 4.2 (May go slightly higher but for the sake of example call it 4.2, I would have got the 3570k but Intel Retail Edge offered a good deal on the i7)
2x Nvidia reference 660 Ti's OC'ed
1TB WD Green HDD (Will eventually get a 120gb SSD for boot/steam purposes, probably in January)
DVD drive from Asus
Many, many case fans.
Cooler Master Evo 212 for cooler till custom loop
MSI Z77 MPower Motherboard
8GB of RAM (Most likely some Vengeance since I have quite a few Best Buy reward zone certificates burning a hole in my pocket, though G.Skill would be nice)

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December 8, 2012 7:15:58 AM

Good stuff that! A new top contender certainly. See now you're making my choice harder :D 
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December 8, 2012 7:52:42 AM

sorry bud life is all about choices and they are never easy :) 
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a b ) Power supply
December 8, 2012 10:16:20 AM

Well why you need 1Kw ?
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December 8, 2012 10:28:48 AM

agree that the real question is whether 1KW not which 1KW, a good 650-750 would be fine. and 2x 660ti's, get a 680 instead, it'll be better and no microstutter issues.
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December 8, 2012 4:09:09 PM

Oh I'm aware it's overkill...I just want a 1000w because why not. Though I suppose I could go with a higher end 850 and use common sense instead of wanting a ridiculous wattage number. Common sense vs Overkill..more choices. Also I already have a 660 Ti which is why I want to get a second one to put in Sli.
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December 8, 2012 4:29:19 PM

I would go with the XFX XXX 750w which is a tier 1 PSU and enough for your system.
Also I would go with the 670 or 680(the 680 has new firmware that is putting it above the 670 enough to justify the price).Sell the 660 ti you have.
I would also go with the i5-3570k,it is better for gaming and saves you alot of money.With the money saved you can start to build your custom waterloop by dropping out the HSF or go with a better noctua d14 for higher OC and the SSD.

But if you really must have the 1000w check this list and choose the cheapest tier 1 there:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

From your list the OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w is the best but it is only a tier 2.

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December 9, 2012 3:43:33 AM

blacknemesist said:
I would go with the XFX XXX 750w which is a tier 1 PSU and enough for your system.
Also I would go with the 670 or 680(the 680 has new firmware that is putting it above the 670 enough to justify the price).Sell the 660 ti you have.
I would also go with the i5-3570k,it is better for gaming and saves you alot of money.With the money saved you can start to build your custom waterloop by dropping out the HSF or go with a better noctua d14 for higher OC and the SSD.

But if you really must have the 1000w check this list and choose the cheapest tier 1 there:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

From your list the OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w is the best but it is only a tier 2.


I already have the i7-3770k, got it new for about $126, if I hadn't got it for that price I would have went with the 3570k but thanks to Intel Retail Edge a cheap i7 was to be had. Also I have enough Best Buy rewards certificates to grab a 2nd 660 Ti off the shelf for about $40. So in my case I think I'll stick with 660 Ti's in SLI just due to a lack of cost at the moment, that isn't to say I won't grab a 680 in the future but for now to me it seems to be the more viable option. Also due to the overwhelming response I won't be getting the 1000w I originally planned on. I'm not that stubborn. So far the 850w SeaSonic seems like the best option I've seen listed so that's the new top contender.
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December 9, 2012 5:11:43 AM

Get a 750W, it's the most optimal wattage for your setup.
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December 9, 2012 9:05:35 AM

normally people in your position wanting to do what you do have somewhat weak reasons for doing it, I think you have the strongest I've ever seen, your logic is sound an 850ish will be nicely loaded, sitting near the sweetspot, and will stay cool. Seasonic is good. I want to be a part of that program :) 
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December 9, 2012 6:45:14 PM

I'm going to go with the 850w seasonic. It's $159 on Amazon at the moment so after that gets here and my motherboard I'll build her up and post the picture in the system gallery. Thank to everyone for the assistance, you convinced me against going totally crazy with 1000w but that's why I asked before pulling the trigger.
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December 9, 2012 6:47:14 PM

Best answer selected by Reverend_Mason.
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