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Power for 4k beast

By Tritton
Mar 28, 2009
  1. Ok am planning/building a £4000 computer and need to sort out the power
    here is the part list
    i7 965
    Asus Rampage II Extreme
    12GB Ram (Corsair Triple-Channel Memory Airflow Fan times 2)
    OCZ Vertex Series 30GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive times 4 (in RAID)
    Samsung Spin Point F1 SATAII RAID edition times 2 (In RAID)
    LG Blu-ray Rewriter GGW-H20L DVD-/+RW HD DVD ROM Black SATA
    a basic DVD drive
    XFX GTX295 times 2
    fan controller
    water cooling-havn't chosen yet-may not even go water cooling

    furture upgrades may include
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
    and a RAID controller card
    Samsung Spin Point F1 SATAII 320GB

    So bacisly I need a PSU that can handle it
    all help welcome
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Make sure its a quality psu, with at least 86 amps on the 12+ rails.
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Any of the Turbo-Cool 1kW+ PSUs will do, as will the Corsair HX1000 and Silverstone Strider ST1000.
     
  5. Tritton

    Tritton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 108

    i have chosen to go for the
    ENERMAX Revolution 85+ 1250W SLI Power Supply (might get the 1050watt got to shop around a bit yet)
     
  6. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    hmm i wonder what i could do with $4000 ... sure won't be buying a computer with it lol. Good luck with the power supply though hehe

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    The only bad thing is that your 4k usd computer will be worth 500dollars or so in a few years. Its sad how these things happen.
     
  8. Tritton

    Tritton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 108

    by the way it's $5.697.52
    the 4k is in pounds
    ;)
     
  9. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    Oh yea my bad. I guess that makes you lose out even more though yea?

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    IMO build a cheap quad machine for now, and wait until later this year to spend 4k usd on a 32 nm system.
     
  11. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    IMO it's seriously not worth it spending tha much on a computer.

    The intel Extreme processors are never worth it. Just get the i7 920 and OC it. And as if 6GB isn't plenty of RAM, although going to 12GB I don't see as nearly as much of a waste of money as the i7 965. The SSDs I don't think are worth it either. Just raid some nice hard drives if you wan't performance on the storage side I reckon. Dual GTX 295's could be justified maybe if you have a 30" monitor (or more than one) but not otherwise I doubt.

    But I mean it's your money and what you do with it is up to you. I'm just saying I don't think it's worth it. And as others have said it's value is going to drop severly over the years.
     
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