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Will my PSU work?

Hi I'm new to the forums so I hope there isn't a thread already on this.

Anyways for my new build I have bought a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876

I'm real confused on what PSU I should get. For the best overclocking potential I'm under the impression that I should get a PSU that has the 4-pin EATX12 V & 8-pin EATX12 V to supply suffient power to the CPU. As well as a 4-pin EZ Plug to supply extra power if overclocking the GPU's.

This is the PSU I have picked out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207019

Where I'm confused is that the PSU says it has a 4-pin EATX connector and a 8-pin ESP connector. Do ESP connectors work with EATX connectors? I'm also having trouble finding a PSU with this 4-pin EZ Plug. Any information would be a great help!

I'm also open to any suggestions on other PSU's. What I'm mainly interested in is a fully modular PSU that is Gold certified or above. As well as more than enough power for SLI/Crossfire/overclocking and future builds. Thanks!
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  1. OwensJ480 said:
    Hi I'm new to the forums so I hope there isn't a thread already on this.

    Anyways for my new build I have bought a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876

    I'm real confused on what PSU I should get. For the best overclocking potential I'm under the impression that I should get a PSU that has the 4-pin EATX12 V & 8-pin EATX12 V to supply suffient power to the CPU. As well as a 4-pin EZ Plug to supply extra power if overclocking the GPU's.

    This is the PSU I have picked out. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207019

    Where I'm confused is that the PSU says it has a 4-pin EATX connector and a 8-pin ESP connector. Do ESP connectors work with EATX connectors? I'm also having trouble finding a PSU with this 4-pin EZ Plug. Any information would be a great help!

    I'm also open to any suggestions on other PSU's. What I'm mainly interested in is a fully modular PSU that is Gold certified or above. As well as more than enough power for SLI/Crossfire/overclocking and future builds. Thanks!


    Hi - Not to worry, your motherboard will work with just about any modern PSU you select.

    If you could post the rest of your system, so how much power you need
    can be estimated (highly unlikey you need 1khw)

    Tom
  2. Great PSU but like stated above might be overkill.
  3. toyftw said:
    Hi - Not to worry, your motherboard will work with just about any modern PSU you select.

    If you could post the rest of your system, so how much power you need
    can be estimated (highly unlikey you need 1khw)

    Tom



    Ya I mostly wanted the 1khw PSU to be completely positive that I have enough power for overlocking as well as possibly using it for future enthusiast builds. But here is my build that I'm putting together.

    Motherboard- Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+
    CPU- AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    RAM- 2x CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model
    Storage- 2x Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM (in RAID 0)
    2x OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (in RAID 0)
    GPU's- Undecided, will for sure have 2 in Crossfire/SLI

    I will also have 2 LED stips along with a full liquid cooling set up. I have yet to pick out the pump though. My case has 4 120mm Fans and a 240mm fan. I will be adding more for estetic appeal as well. Lol and if it helps any I'll be running Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Lol my storage may seem a little odd, but I plan to have the OS on the SSD's in Raid 0 and do the rest off my HDD's. I just don't have the money for 500GB SSD's :(.
  4. OwensJ480 said:
    Ya I mostly wanted the 1khw PSU to be completely positive that I have enough power for overlocking as well as possibly using it for future enthusiast builds. But here is my build that I'm putting together.

    Motherboard- Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+
    CPU- AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    RAM- 2x CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model
    Storage- 2x Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM (in RAID 0)
    2x OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (in RAID 0)
    GPU's- Undecided, will for sure have 2 in Crossfire/SLI

    I will also have 2 LED stips along with a full liquid cooling set up. I have yet to pick out the pump though. My case has 4 120mm Fans and a 240mm fan. I will be adding more for estetic appeal as well. Lol and if it helps any I'll be running Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Lol my storage may seem a little odd, but I plan to have the OS on the SSD's in Raid 0 and do the rest off my HDD's. I just don't have the money for 500GB SSD's :(.



    Even without knowing your GPU's it is highly unlikely that an 850w Quality unit
    wouldn't be more than enough. Obviously if you want 1khw go for it, no harm
    in it.

    I'd recommend:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102 Seasonic X-850 gold nets to $140 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017 XFX 850 nets to $120 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111 Seasonic platinum 860 nets to $192

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105
  5. Best answer
    OwensJ480 said:
    Ya I mostly wanted the 1khw PSU to be completely positive that I have enough power for overlocking as well as possibly using it for future enthusiast builds. But here is my build that I'm putting together.

    Motherboard- Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+
    CPU- AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    RAM- 2x CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model
    Storage- 2x Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM (in RAID 0)
    2x OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (in RAID 0)
    GPU's- Undecided, will for sure have 2 in Crossfire/SLI

    I will also have 2 LED stips along with a full liquid cooling set up. I have yet to pick out the pump though. My case has 4 120mm Fans and a 240mm fan. I will be adding more for estetic appeal as well. Lol and if it helps any I'll be running Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Lol my storage may seem a little odd, but I plan to have the OS on the SSD's in Raid 0 and do the rest off my HDD's. I just don't have the money for 500GB SSD's :(.



    Even without knowing your GPU's it is highly unlikely that an 850w Quality unit
    wouldn't be more than enough. Obviously if you want 1khw go for it, no harm
    in it.

    I'd recommend:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102 Seasonic X-850 gold nets to $140 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017 XFX 850 nets to $120 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111 Seasonic platinum 860 nets to $192

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105 Seasonic 1khw platinum - nets to $220

    and this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207021 XFX 1050 nets to $187
  6. toyftw said:
    Even without knowing your GPU's it is highly unlikely that an 850w Quality unit
    wouldn't be more than enough. Obviously if you want 1khw go for it, no harm
    in it.

    I'd recommend:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102 Seasonic X-850 gold nets to $140 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017 XFX 850 nets to $120 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111 Seasonic platinum 860 nets to $192

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105 Seasonic 1khw platinum - nets to $220

    and this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207021 XFX 1050 nets to $187


    Thank you very much for the recomendations! Do you know anything about the 4-pin EZ Plug to supply extra power to the GPU's? I haven't been able to find anything in the details section for the PSU's.
  7. OwensJ480 said:
    Thank you very much for the recomendations! Do you know anything about the 4-pin EZ Plug to supply extra power to the GPU's? I haven't been able to find anything in the details section for the PSU's.

    EZ plug is on your motherboard, it's just a hard drive power connector
  8. OwensJ480 said:
    Thank you very much for the recomendations! Do you know anything about the 4-pin EZ Plug to supply extra power to the GPU's? I haven't been able to find anything in the details section for the PSU's.


    Hi again -delluser explained the ez plug. Your GPU's once you decide on them will
    accept pci-e connectors from your PSU. They will be either 6pin or 6+2 pin.
    Depending on the GPU's you select, each GPU will require either one or two,
    most likely two in your case. All the PSU's recommended will have enough
    or more of these for two GPU's.

    Tom
  9. Best answer selected by OwensJ480.
  10. Thank you very much toftw! I ended up getting the Seasonic Platinum and it works flawless! Everything is up and running very well, no problems at all. Thanks for the recommendations, I really appreciate it!
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