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A friend just asked me to give my opinion on this for an FSX system. What do you think?

 

1 Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 V3 Full Tower Gaming Case

 

1 ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI

 

1 Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor

 

1 OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 Indilinx 560MB/S Read 430MB/S Write SSD

 

1 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache

 

1 Crucial M4 Micron C400 256GB 2.5IN SATA3 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

 

1 G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX Trident X 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-2400 CL10 240PIN 1.65V

 

1 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked 1058MHZ 2GB 6.2GHZ GDDR5

 

1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer

 

1 Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply

 

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64

 

1 Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System

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1 Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply

 

Complete overkill.

 

Something like a Corsair AX650 would be a much better bang for buck. There is no reason why anyone needs a 1000W PSU unless they are going to run 4x GTX680s...

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A friend just asked me to give my opinion on this for an FSX system. What do you think?

 

1 Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 V3 Full Tower Gaming Case

 

1 ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI

 

1 Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor

 

1 OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 Indilinx 560MB/S Read 430MB/S Write SSD

 

1 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache

 

1 Crucial M4 Micron C400 256GB 2.5IN SATA3 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

 

1 G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX Trident X 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-2400 CL10 240PIN 1.65V

 

1 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked 1058MHZ 2GB 6.2GHZ GDDR5

 

1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer

 

1 Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply

 

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64

 

1 Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler System

 

It might work as good as mine, but I doubt it :rolleyes:

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Something like a Corsair AX650 would be a much better bang for buck. There is no reason why anyone needs a 1000W PSU unless they are going to run 4x GTX680s...

 

Hello Ben,

 

Perhaps, but I think 650 is too small without sufficient reserve for long term degradation and expansion capacity because he certainly might go for multiple GPUs in the future. For what he might have in mind, there is nothing wrong with having a little over spec reserve power capacity.

 

Anyway, you IBers,

 

Are the components matched OK?

 

Kind regards,

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Complete overkill.

 

Something like a Corsair AX650 would be a much better bang for buck. There is no reason why anyone needs a 1000W PSU unless they are going to run 4x GTX680s...

 

I have a Corsair HX1000W PSU which i bought so i'd never have to worry about power as an issue but i was just wondering if there was a way to check how much power my PC was using?

 

My Specs...

 

Operating System

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU

Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz 34 °C

Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM

8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO (LGA1155) 26 °C

Graphics

BenQ 241W (1920x1200@59Hz)

1279MB GeForce GTX 570 (MSI) 38 °C

Hard Drives

238GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)

238GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)

932GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C

Optical Drives

SONY BD RW BWU-500S ATA Device

OHCVM U3C1MROPQF SCSI CdRom Device

Audio

Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card

 

Si.

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I have a Corsair HX1000W PSU which i bought so i'd never have to worry about power as an issue but i was just wondering if there was a way to check how much power my PC was using?

 

My Specs...

 

Operating System

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU

Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz 34 °C

Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM

8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO (LGA1155) 26 °C

Graphics

BenQ 241W (1920x1200@59Hz)

1279MB GeForce GTX 570 (MSI) 38 °C

Hard Drives

238GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)

238GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)

932GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C

Optical Drives

SONY BD RW BWU-500S ATA Device

OHCVM U3C1MROPQF SCSI CdRom Device

Audio

Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card

 

Si.

 

 

You would probably peak out around 400watts with that system.

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You would probably peak out around 400watts with that system.

 

Thankyou Ben that's good to know, how you got that info i'll never know but i'm pleased that i'm not powering a small electric USB fire. :smile:

 

Si.

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I have a Corsair HX1000W PSU which i bought so i'd never have to worry about power as an issue but i was just wondering if there was a way to check how much power my PC was using?

 

You can use this PS calculator: http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

 

Entering in Steven's friend's parts list above, you come up w/ 370W minimum, 420W recommended, and that is w/ an overclock to 4.5Ghz and all other parts included, except for any case fans. The water cooler kit is included.

 

The UPS I use displays realtime power draw in watts so this I assume is an accurate method. When I run FSX on my default 3.8Ghz at 1.35v, which includes a 24" LCD monitor, 100W amp, Alesis 8-channel mixer, my UPS displays a peak power draw of 292 and average ~276W. I have a 750W PS so I think I've got almost 300% of real need. I'm not saying some headroom isn't good, but I do think many of us go overboard.

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how you got that info

 

Simply on realistic mental calculations... lol

 

Also, you have to be realistic in thinking about power consumption. You will never EVER hit 100% full system load. Unless you can make all of your hardware simultaneously max out in power usage, you probably won't even hit 400Watts in regular scenarios.

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Swap out that board for one from the Asus Maximus V line if you want the best OCing potential for both CPU and RAM. I did after using an Asrock Extreme 4 which fell short of my expectations by a bit in these departments, while also requiring more voltage and producing more heat. I went with the Maximus V Gene, a micro ATX board that has the same OCing potential, VRM quality, and RAM profiles as the larger, more expensive Formula and Extreme boards. If the Formula used G1/4" ports on the VRM coolers I would've gone with it instead but sadly it uses barbs of a size which do not support my existing water cooling tubing.

 

Don't forget to pick up some liquid metal thermal material and a razor blade to de-lid that CPU also.

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