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    Default PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Start looking for PSU for my new PC and come to dead end. Some PSU requirement calculators shows me that I need 1000W PSU, some just under 700W. After reading lot of different reviews... I just decided ask for the help of professionals.
    Components to power -
    LGA2011 CPU and motherboard ( overlocked)
    VGA - somewhere around Nvidia 560 sli level.
    2 SSD
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    around 8 fans
    optical drive.

    Any suggestions what I need to look for without ripping the bank ?
    On last build for LGA 1366 I successfully using CHIEFTEC 1000W...

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    I prefer single rail PSU's myself. I have been loving my Silverstone ZEUS ZM1200M.

    Silverstone has a new ZEUS 1350W model releasing soon....
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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    here is the best PSU calculator Ive found so far http://psucalc.net/ small DL but very effective

    with what you posted I come up with 700W not knowing what a Pump would take to power up and thats everything OCed
    Single rail gets my vote you just missed out on a hell of a deal on the Seasonics #1 in PSU IMO

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    PM me for LGA motherboard Doomas

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Common guys, I am not from the states, that mean I can forget all deals...
    I know that Seasonic the best.. but I am asking about best value and performance PSU... Seasonic best on performance, but I am not sure about value.
    Water set-up - XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25 Bay reservoir pump

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Crap, a teaser sorry..... Too much to ship

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Besides that

    Get a Asus Rampage IV Formula and a i7 3820.

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    I think 850 Watts should be sufficient if the PSU is from a reliable manufacturer. Found this Seasonic 850 on Newegg for only $120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151100. Don't know if you can get it where you are at or, if so, how much it would cost. What's your budget in US dollars?


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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Besides that

    Get a Asus Rampage IV Formula and a i7 3820.
    Rig will be used for rendering where only amount of cores and they speed is important... that why I was looking for LGA2011 Core i7-3930K ( Core i7-3960X just to expensive for me) i7 3820 is not in sale in Lithuania right now... I am not sure about price tag, it il will be worth to buy..
    Budget for PSU in US dollars around 230.

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Enermax Revolution +85 1050W, and you will never have buy one again.
    It´s just Premium Class, like a Boss

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    I am going to propose that a 2011 system overclocked to 5.0 will draw around 700-750 watts from the wall as a maximumwith the gpu you suggest.

    I would therefore suggest that you consider at least 900w if you expect to run any programs that will stress both GPU and CPU at the same time. This is to ensure that the psu is not overstressed at any time and runs efficiently.

    If you are not able to get seasonic etc then post up what is available so we can check further
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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    A PSU that is rated for 850 Watt will do 200Watts more in realtime, if stressed.
    But that is not the point.

    With PSUs I would always try to buy, like a Boss!
    That is why, even though a 900W PSU for your system was alright, I would consider 1000W, for the ability of further expansions, and the PSU´s comfort of just not being strained or stressed in the slightest sense.

    I can vouge for Enermax quality, especially the +85 Revolution series, they are among the absolute Top Premium Class of PSU merchandize .
    Definitely look into their series:
    http://enermax.com/

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Thanks , I would like to thank everybody for the help... what you think about Nexus ?

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    Seasonic has a new 1200W, if you buy this you would not need to purchase another PSU for a long time, no mater what upgrades you add to your system.

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    Default Re: PSU for overlocking - how big is more then plenty without ripping the bank ?

    With a budget of $230 USD you should be able to order a very nice PSU of at least 1000 Watts. As everyone has said, you would be future proofed and never need to worry if you had enough power. PSU isn't something to go cheap on. I wouldn't trust anything but a PSU from a known, reliable company. Off the top of my head, I would suggest Seasonic, Corsair, or Cooler Master. I myself like the Corsair PSU's. The AX1200 is a very nice unit. Tough to make better suggestions because we don't know what is available where you shop. Whatever you get, go big and get one made by a top manufacturer with a good warranty.
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