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Possible Gaming Build. Got some questions

Ok, here is the computer i want to build. yes, i know, probably overkill, but that is what i want (and im thinking about the future advancement of technology and games). and since im building it myself i can build it for around $5000, which is cheap for all of this. All the components come from newegg.com.

What i need to know is what is the best PSU i can get that will provide enough watts, amps, and volts to power every component listed here. also, money is not an issue. so don't pick the cheaper of two possible PSUs just because it will save me money, i want quality, not cheap. thank you all.

i have considered these two PSUs:
1. LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply (sold by newegg.com)
2. ePOWER EP-2000P10-T3 2000W ATX12V Ver.2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply (can't find any sellers for this PSU)


Computer Case: $399.99
LIAN LI PC-P80NB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $469.98
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: $599.98
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

RAM: $929.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD
Graphics Card: $1327.85
DUAL  EVGA 04G-P4-3688-KR GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Audio Card: $164.98
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro

Network Card: $134.99
Intel EXPI9402PTBLK Two Gigabit Copper Server Connections 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 2 x RJ45 – OEM

CPU Cooling Device: $139.99
Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

SSD: $229.99
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: $295.98
Western Digital VelociRaptor WDBACN6000ANC-NRSN 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Blu-Ray Drive: $54.99
LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12x BD Combo Model iHES212-08 LightScribe Support

DVD Drive: $25.98
MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP

Power Protection: $64.99
TRIPP LITE ISOBAR6DBS 6 ft. 6 Outlets 2850 joules Home/Business Theater Surge Suppressor
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  1. id say spend 1/3 of that, get a machine thats 90% as powerful, and then rebuild in 2 years, again for a 1/3 of that, and end up with a system far more powerful than the one you have.


    if youre fully set on spending that much though, id say pc p&c is a great brand.. total wattage for something like that is gonna be pushing it, so just go with the largest wattage you can get. (im guessing that.. off hand, 850 watts is gonna more than what you need, but it might be more )
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    Well, you haven't mentioned your graphics card(s), the part(s) with the greatest impact on your power consumption. Unless you're putting in two 690s, though, which would be totally pointless, you should just get a highly efficient 850W unit. More watts are not better, just less efficient. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116012

    I understand that money is no object here, but that doesn't mean you need to throw it away. That network card, for instance, is an utter waste of money. Your internet connection will always be your bottleneck, and that monstrously expensive motherboard (also pointless, but I find people often stick to them just for style) has a perfectly good network card of its own. A $180 board would as well, but it's up to you. You really can't justify an add-on network card, though.

    You should just get a 512gb SSD here. Raptors are obsolete.
  3. ok, thanks guys, i'll take a look at my build and make some changes.
  4. Best answer selected by L1ghtF00t.
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