Good looking rig? PSU sufficient?

By disczeiger · 7 replies
Sep 6, 2010
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  1. Let me know what you think. Love it, like it, hate it? Thanks so much

    - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS
    - Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 TR3X6G1600C8D
    - Antec 1200 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    - Intel Core i7 930 Processor BX80601930
    - Windows 7 64bit Pro
    - Palit GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1024MB x2 SLI

    - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 Intel Motherboard ?
    - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply ?

    Will this PSU be enough for SLI graphics, all these components, 6 case fans, possible coolers (like a good CPU cooler) and allow me to overclock and add multiple HDD's in RAID later? Should I step it up higher? How much higher?

    Also, any words on the motherboard?
  2. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    Id say you will be fine on that psu. I was told that 2 5870's on the same psu probably would hold. and I'm definitely sure that 2 gtx460's will use much less power. As for the motherboard I cant say I'm not really a specialist. :)

    hope this helps
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    That PSU will be more than adequate for that setup , even if you OC everything including your toaster :) The MB is of high quality as well. That MB also comes with TurboV OC'ing software. It will take all the fun out of OC'ing if you want it too.
  4. disczeiger

    disczeiger TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys. I've done my research and thought this would be good and even a little future proof, but there's nothing like actually being told by knowledgeable people that things should work. I hope to be buying within a week or so. Thanks again
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    @hk, the Dominators are far better for OCing, which the OP intends to do I believe. That is, if they can manage to wring out every bit of performance from the Dominator kit. ;)

    Impressive setup; quality hardware all around. As over-recommended as Corsair PSUs are, they're still pretty impressive at the mid and top-end of the range they're in. You could however have gone with a modular PSU; a good-quality one can be found for around the same price as that Corsair, and would've saved you from messy cable management.
  7. disczeiger

    disczeiger TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Modular PSU, aftermarket CPU cooler?

    Rage, thanks for reminding me to look into modular PSU's. I had intended to do that and overlooked it. I know this one is a little more expensive but I'm willing to shell out for the ease of use if you all think that it is just as good quality.

    - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W

    One final question. With my motherboard in mind, what would be a good cooler to buy for my i7 930? They all look the same to me, but I'd like one that is good (I'd like to OC some and I'm going with SLI and aircooling, should get warm right?) and not so big as to interfere with my RAM?? I assume because my case is really large that case size constraints won't be an issue. Thanks guys
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    It is, but you can save some cash and go with this PSU instead. Very high-quality and high efficiency PSU, and it's priced pretty well IMHO.

    For a cooler, I recommend this one.

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