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sonyslave2223
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Joined: 04/27/2011
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I HAVE FINALLY DECIDED MY BUILD BUT IM STILL CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT WATTAGE PSU SHOULD I GET!!

1.INTEL CORE I7 2600K OVERCLOCKED TO 4.6 GHZ AT 1.4V
2.ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME OR MSI BIG BANG MARSHAL
3. 8GB G SKILL RIPJAWS X 1600MHZ (MAY UPGRADE TO 16GB)
4.ATI OR AMD RADEON HD 6950 AT CROSSFIRE (THE 6950 IS UNLOCKED TO 6970)
5.NOCTUA NH D14
6.COOLER MASTER HAF 942 X
7.PSU HAVEN'T DECIDED
8.SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1 TB AND THE SAME HARDRIVE AT RAID 0
9.SAMSUNG LCD 1080P 42 INCH DISPLAY
10.RAZOR LYCOSA MIRROR
11.RAZOR NAGA MOLTEN SPECIAL EDITION
12.4 RED COLD CATHODES
13.BLU-RAY BURNER
14.WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64-BIT

SO PLEASE SUGGEST ME A MODULAR OR NON-MODULAR POWER SUPPLY AND WATTAGE OF THE POWER SUPPLY WHICH WOULD RUN THIS COMPUTER WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

ihatenvidia
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Joined: 04/01/2010
Posts: 143

Since you will be using a 6950 crossfire, make it 1050w or 1200 would be better, my other advice would be if you can afford those parts you should squeeze an ssd or a velociraptor, that kind of drive seems out of place, you got a 300$ procie, 500$ graphic cards, more than 100$ memory and a 400$ mobo? and the drive you'll be using is what, 60$? Also you sound rich, how bout adding a water cooling setup, koolance maybe or EK.

chrisrice93
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Joined: 05/20/2011
Posts: 59

SSDs are definitely worth the money. With two of corsairs newest 6gb/s ssds in raid 0 im getting up to 800MB/s reads speeds using my onboard raid controller. And also, don't put that size of hard drive in raid 0, I assume you will be using that same raid array for documents and other important data so with raid0 your are doubling the chances of losing your data. I recommend using the SSD for just apps and games and your os and use a hard drive (maybe 2 of them in raid 1) for all your data. You could get away with using an 850W psu but its good to overdo it a little so get one around 1000W.Sounds like a beast system your building there:)