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    PSU advice needed

    k guys this will be the 2nd system i will have EVER built - my exisiting system is being relagated to a media centre (over kill i know) but will also be used for lan parties - my new build will be similar to my existing rig with a few added components - a 30" Dell monitor 1 x 4870x2 with the option to add a 2nd in the future and 4 500gb Hd or 1 raptor and 3 x 500gb HD obviously i will need some power for all this stuff and was wondering what psu would be good motherboard - rampage extreme CPU not sure as the 9450/9650 run warm (possibly have to add liquid cooling to the line up also)

    so any recommendations on PSU and has anyone got or had experience with the ultra x3 (those ribbon cables make for an attractive option for hiding cables)

    I apologise if there is a thread already for this

    cheers - sh4rk

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    i would go with a corsair psu... you haven't said within a budget so i would gofor 1000w why not
    lookz like this rig will b a monster

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    I'm sure THIS 750w Corsair will be fine for your specs.
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    Re: PSU advice needed

    Yeah the 750W is almost certainly enough for that.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    sorry i did forget to mention that the psu has to be modular sick of cables lol as for budget i don't really have one - the 1000w ultra x3 is what i was looking at but obviously corsair enermax and thermaltake toughpower series are all on the shortlist

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    These guys get good write ups (not used them myself, a friend has one and it is very quiet), there's a 750 and a 850to choose from (though I think you'll be fine with 750w) and are both modular http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-38-117-0.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    vinnyT - the link takes me to the scan index page not for a specific PSU don't suppose you have the name or a direct link - cheers

    or have i got lucky and you are on about the Be quiet dark power PSU's

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    Lightbulb Re: PSU advice needed

    The 620w Corsair HX is a great, modular PSU (I have one meself)
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    Re: PSU advice needed

    620w ? surely that won't be enough power to eventually run 2 x 4870x2, watercooling,rampage extreme, 4 x HD 2x DVD + 7 fans + 4gb RAM and a CPU ?

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    No probably not.. but why would you need two HD4870 X2's? Even on your 30" monitor it's going to do a good job for a long time. By the time it is not doing so well you might as well sell it and get the new latest and greatest.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    With one 4870x2 the 650w Corsair is plenty, but with two you'd be wanting a 850w PSU really.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by sh4rkskins View Post
    vinnyT - the link takes me to the scan index page not for a specific PSU don't suppose you have the name or a direct link - cheers

    or have i got lucky and you are on about the Be quiet dark power PSU's
    Yeah, the be quiet psu's were the ones! Sorry.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    the 2 x 4870 x2 is not a definate but a good PSU is not cheap and if i did decide to upgrade to 2 GPU i don't want to be swapping out a psu because i didn't have the foresight to do it properley in the first place - as for plenty of gaming power yes 1 4870 x2 is supposedly awesome but games come - ones that use more rescources than all the others - ones that are amazing - and in 12-18months time adding a 2nd GPU for a couple o hundred quid is better than paying £2000 for a new comp to run it (i hope)

    and yeah the be quiet dark power look cool if only they had the ribbon cables of the ultra x3 but i guess i could work around that
    Last edited by sh4rkskins; 26-08-2008 at 09:47 PM.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    but in 18 months there will be cheaper better cards to choose from The corsair 1000W will run any system you care to throw at it but it's a lot of money if you don't end up needing that sort of power.

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    Re: PSU advice needed

    i know but better safe than sorry a 1000w PSU = 120 - 150 choosing the wrong PSU - £200 +

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