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Old 12-20-11, 12:16 PM   #37
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I love how massive the Sandy Bridge E CPU's are. So awesome.
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Old 12-29-11, 02:04 AM   #38
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Still waiting for RAM, fans for H100, optical drive, and mouse. By the way, is it normal/okay if the side panel for the side with all the cables is a tight close/fit?

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Old 12-29-11, 02:08 AM   #39
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That looks terrific. Congrats! Yes, usually the wire side is a bit crowded. I guess just try your best to make it so the wires are "stress-bent" as little as possible.
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Old 12-29-11, 02:20 AM   #40
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Thanks.

I have one concern though. Just to see if I could get into the BIOS, I used one stick of 4 GB Patriot DDR3 1600 MHz RAM from my brother's desktop. When I got into the BIOS, it was quite laggy (meaning the keyboard inputs were not very responsive and it took time for things to register). Once, the BIOS even locked-up on me and I had to reset the computer. Could this be because of the RAM? By the way, yes I was using fans on the H100 (the stock ones while I wait for my Scythe fans).
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Old 12-29-11, 10:47 AM   #41
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It looks good, nice and clean. Good job. The Corsair cases are very nice to work with, lots of cut outs for cabling. I'm using a H60 and it works well, lowered my temps by up to 20C in some cases.
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Old 12-29-11, 11:36 AM   #42
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I never thought I'd see the day where an 850 watt high-quality PSU was considered inadequate for a high-end gaming rig.
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Old 12-29-11, 12:48 PM   #43
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Well, if you're running one card, it's enough.

I doubt I could run two 580's on my Corsair HX1000, but I could probably run 2 560Ti's...maybe.

I bought the 1000W because I was originally going to go to a dual GPU card, like the GTX 590 or 5970 (which was out at the time), but decided on a 480.
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Old 12-29-11, 01:03 PM   #44
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Well, if you're running one card, it's enough.

I doubt I could run two 580's on my Corsair HX1000, but I could probably run 2 560Ti's...maybe.

I bought the 1000W because I was originally going to go to a dual GPU card, like the GTX 590 or 5970 (which was out at the time), but decided on a 480.
I've been out of the uber-high end for some years now. I bought this PSU I presently have in the middle of '06 in anticipation for G80. I was running an Opty 185 @ about 3.2GHz if I recall, 4GB of DDR400, the ASUS A8N32 SLi DLx mobo, and then dual 8800GTSs (G80), later dual 8800GTXs. And those were considered to be power hogs. This PSU did it without breaking a sweat.

Now days it seems the "mainstream cards" require upwards of 1kw? Granted that is SLi but I was able to run dual 8800GTXs, with the top of the line CPU at the time and it was over clocked, 4GB of high performance memory on arguably the highest-end motherboard at that time... on this 850watt PSU. And to this day it is still going strong. I dunno... this just seems rediculous. It's like back in the 80s when efficiency of a motor wasn't considered. The bigger the block and the greater the number of cyclenders the better! Slap some headers on taht beast, a cold air intake- what, only 1MPG WHO CARES!!! I HAVE FIVE BAJILLION HORSE POWER IN THIS BEAST!

I'm sorry, way off topic. My apologies to the op.
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Old 01-03-12, 10:11 AM   #45
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A Silverstone 850 is a pretty nice PSU, though. Nothing wrong with it.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4012/n...the-sli-update

580 SLI under Furmark load uses 777W! Yeah, I'd say an 850 might be OK, but 1000W would be safer.

The 480 is even worse. I can't wait to ditch this card, but I don't want to ditch it for a 580 just for a marginal update in speed. Even the 580 uses a lot of power.
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