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September 22, 2012 2:48:43 PM

ok, so i need to know the minimum and maximum amount of watts each of these components will use. thanks! i know alot of these don't use any watts, but i just wanted to put everything in here.

Hardware –
Computer Case: $159.98 @ ncix
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $349.98 @ ncix
ASUS Rampage IV Formula ATX Motherboard X79 LGA2011 DDR3 SLI CrossFireX 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 USB3.0

Processor: $549.98 @ ncix
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

RAM: $79.99 @ newegg
(1 Set) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

Graphics Card: $1732.65 @ newegg
THREE  EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Liquid Cooling System: $686.85 @ performance-pcs
360mm Radiator $84.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Pump $89.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Reservoir $37.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Tubing $22.50
10' http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Fittings $89.55
9x http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Fans $86.85
3x http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

CPU Block $89.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Silver Killcoil $6.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Shut-Off Valve $18.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Filling Bottle 500ml $4.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

PC Coolant $8.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Fan Controller $52.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Barbed Fitting $3.50
1x http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Hose Clamp $2.19
1x http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

SSD: $219.99 @ newegg
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

HDD: $196.06 @ amazon
DUAL Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

Blu-Ray Drive: $59.99 @ amazon
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Power Protection: $59.47 @ newegg
BELKIN BZ111234-10 10 ft. 11 Outlets 4260 joule Concealed Baseboard Surge Suppressor - OEM

PSU: $284.99 @ newegg (after rebate)
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Accessories –
Mouse: $90.55 @ newegg
Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser 6400 dpi R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: $101.97 @ amazon
Azio Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Black MX Switches (KB577U)

Monitors: $1649.94 @ ncix
THREE  ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms HDMI Swivel & Height Adjustable Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D 120Hz Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 w/ 3D glasses and speakers

Gaming Headset: $81.98 @ amazon
Corsair CA-9011112-WW Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

Cold Cathode Lights: $45.96 @ newegg
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15GN 15" Green Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit (Green)
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15RD 15" Red Deluxe Sound Activated CCFL Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15BL 15" Blue Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Light Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK6UV2 6" UV Cold Cathode Dual Lamps For Case Mod

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September 22, 2012 5:53:19 PM

come on guys! I normally get an answer within minutes, and now i've waited nearly 3 hours? seriously?!
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September 22, 2012 5:57:37 PM

Get 850w.
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September 22, 2012 6:12:46 PM

*facepalm*

i guess beggars can't be choosers, but there is no way 850W will power all of that!
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September 22, 2012 6:19:24 PM

The 6xx series doesn't use a lot of power.

And if you think you know about PSU wattage, then just figure it out yourself. No offense. If you want some breathing room, just get 1K watts.
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September 22, 2012 6:22:15 PM

That's a pain to read, sorry. My eyes hurt before I could finish.
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September 22, 2012 6:25:35 PM

*facepalm*
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September 22, 2012 6:29:09 PM

You're being rude to other posters. You cold have used an online PSU calc, or justed posted a summary of all the parts you have.
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September 22, 2012 6:37:57 PM

1.05K watts seems good, but @OP, what will you do with 3x 680's?
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September 22, 2012 6:39:29 PM

i tried a PSU calculator before, but it is too high, some people say 800 and some people say 1200, and the calculator says 1500 - 1600. so by telling me the wattage of each part, i can just do it myself. here's a list of the only things that will draw power (i think, did my best). @obsama1 "what will you do with 3x 680's?" - i will be running triple 3D monitors at 120Hz each for hardcore gaming

Hardware –
Computer Case: $159.98 @ ncix
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $349.98 @ ncix
ASUS Rampage IV Formula ATX Motherboard X79 LGA2011 DDR3 SLI CrossFireX 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 USB3.0

Processor: $549.98 @ ncix
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

RAM: $79.99 @ newegg
(1 Set) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

Graphics Card: $1732.65 @ newegg
THREE  EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Liquid Cooling System: $686.85 @ performance-pcs
Pump $89.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=33677

Fans $86.85
3x http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=34315

Fan Controller $52.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/cat [...] s_id=33290

SSD: $219.99 @ newegg
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

HDD: $196.06 @ amazon
DUAL Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

Blu-Ray Drive: $59.99 @ amazon
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Power Protection: $59.47 @ newegg
BELKIN BZ111234-10 10 ft. 11 Outlets 4260 joule Concealed Baseboard Surge Suppressor - OEM

PSU: $284.99 @ newegg (after rebate)
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Accessories –
Mouse: $90.55 @ newegg
Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser 6400 dpi R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: $101.97 @ amazon
Azio Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Black MX Switches (KB577U)

Monitors: $1649.94 @ ncix
THREE  ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms HDMI Swivel & Height Adjustable Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D 120Hz Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 w/ 3D glasses and speakers

Gaming Headset: $81.98 @ amazon
Corsair CA-9011112-WW Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

Cold Cathode Lights: $45.96 @ newegg
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15GN 15" Green Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit (Green)
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15RD 15" Red Deluxe Sound Activated CCFL Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15BL 15" Blue Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Light Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK6UV2 6" UV Cold Cathode Dual Lamps For Case Mod
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September 22, 2012 6:52:56 PM

Your rig will use only the power that is demanded of it, regardless of how high the wattage rating of the psu happens to be.

Are you trying to size a psu, or, are you building a new house circuit to provide adequate power for this rig without blowing fuses?

The problem with calculators is that they are only as good as the inputs.

And some inputs are unknowable.

like:

How much might you be adding in the future.
What factor should you use for capacitor ageing?
How much reserve do you want?
What temperature will the case have?

To my mind, just use the guidelines, and if you want to overprovision a bit, that is not bad.
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September 22, 2012 6:58:03 PM

L1ghtF00t said:
*facepalm*

i guess beggars can't be choosers, but there is no way 850W will power all of that!


What makes you think here are beggars to give you choose?

850watt maybe tight but 1000watt will be enough.
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September 22, 2012 7:09:48 PM

geofelt said:
Your rig will use only the power that is demanded of it, regardless of how high the wattage rating of the psu happens to be.

Are you trying to size a psu, or, are you building a new house circuit to provide adequate power for this rig without blowing fuses?

The problem with calculators is that they are only as good as the inputs.

And some inputs are unknowable.

like:

How much might you be adding in the future.
What factor should you use for capacitor ageing?
How much reserve do you want?
What temperature will the case have?

To my mind, just use the guidelines, and if you want to overprovision a bit, that is not bad.


im trying to size a PSU. i know i have one already listed, but that is just what someone told me to use. i wanted to figure out the exact wattage of each part, get the total wattage, and then add about 300- 400 to that for all of those unknowns you listed, just to be safe.
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September 22, 2012 7:39:52 PM

1 I highly doubt your "build" is actually a reality that will be in your future.
2 If you are spending that kind of money on a build why would you not just buy the biggest baddest PSU out there.
3 Hope you luck on your ---Dream--- build.
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September 22, 2012 7:55:18 PM

L1ghtF00t said:
come on guys! I normally get an answer within minutes, and now i've waited nearly 3 hours? seriously?!

If you have a problem with waiting then why don't you pay someone to help you.
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September 22, 2012 8:26:24 PM

You really have to look at Amps too. Wattage isn't everything.
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September 22, 2012 8:31:09 PM

We already answered. 1000+ watt will do.

If you are not happy then pay someone professional as Mousemonkey said.
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September 22, 2012 8:36:27 PM

humblebrag :lol: 
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September 22, 2012 8:40:38 PM
September 22, 2012 9:07:49 PM

Just get two MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition MSI uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks. 680 are not worth $100 more for roughly a 7% performance gain it's a dam rip off no way!My god x3 680 what the hell for you don't need that it's overkill and your faced with lots of possible issues you get issues with temps because the cards will be all squished up on one another EDIT- never mind i am to tired in case somebody feels like arguing do whatever good luck .
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September 22, 2012 11:30:24 PM

The 1200W you have there will be more than enough.
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September 23, 2012 2:06:32 AM

To run three GTX680 cards, you will need a total of 6 six pin pci-e power connectors. If a quality psu has that number, then chances are good that you will be ok. But, a 850w psu will typically only have 4.
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