PSU recommendation for high-end gaming system

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sawwy
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PSU recommendation for high-end gaming system

Post by sawwy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:36 pm

Hi,

Any advice for the PSU of the following system:
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1 0285 Saitek Eclipse Gaming Keyboard -pelinäpp 48.90e 0kpl
1 10855 ASRock X58 Extreme Intel X58 Socket 156.90e 1kpl
1 13570 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB SATA 3.0 Gb/s-k 74.90e 336kpl
1 15720 Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse - op 34.90e 183kpl
1 17771 LG W2442PA-BF 24" LCD-näyttö, musta.Tiet 255.90e -11kpl
1 19544 Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset -kuulok 31.90e 170kpl
1 19929 Cooler Master Sileo 500 ATX-kotelo ilman 65.90e -1kpl
1 21526 Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme 99.90e 9kpl
1 24042 3x Kingston 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 240-pin DIMM U 43.90e -3kpl
1 34115 Sony AD-5240S-0B DVD+-RW SATA-asema, mus 24.90e -2kpl
1 35799 Intel Core i7 920 2,66GHz -suoritin, box 276.90e 55kpl
1 36554 Nexus Value 430W 80+ Active PFC 12CM ATX 68.90e -1kpl
1 46074 Sapphire Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5 -näytön 365.90e 0kpl
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I've chosen the Nexus Value 430W for it was suitable for pretty low noise system. Gaming will be the main focus and most likely drawing most of the PSU and a quick check pointed that i7 920 and HD5870 together only can draw more than 400W temporally. Added the rest of the parts, will the chosen PSU be enough or what should I choose for a adequate and silent PSU?

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Post by MikeC » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:20 pm

Methinks you underestimate the heat the CPU and GPU will generate together. That case also doesn't have the greatest airflow. In any case, I'd go for a higher rated PSU. Check recommended models.

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Post by Monkeh16 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:01 pm

Just as a side note, don't waste your money on an X-Fi. They're overpriced, poorly made, and have some of the most unstable drivers I've ever had the displeasure of using.

Look into an Asus Xonar instead.

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Post by Kyocera » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:39 pm

I second the Asus Xonar advice from the member above.

I would go for, at least, 650W PSU.
Not to mention, that the PSU will be a LOT quieter if not under full load and will also last and perform longer.

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Re: PSU recommendation for high-end gaming system

Post by Kyocera » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:48 pm

1 0285 Saitek Eclipse Gaming Keyboard -pelinäpp 48.90e 0kpl
1 10855 ASRock X58 Extreme Intel X58 Socket 156.90e 1kpl-Asus P6T is more stable for 4Ghz overclocking

1 13570 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB SATA 3.0 Gb/s-k 74.90e 336kpl-take F3 model or Seagate 77200.12

1 15720 Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse - op 34.90e 183kpl
1 17771 LG W2442PA-BF 24" LCD-näyttö, musta.Tiet 255.90e -11kpl
1 19544 Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset -kuulok 31.90e 170kpl
1 19929 Cooler Master Sileo 500 ATX-kotelo ilman 65.90e -1kpl-Cooler Master 922 would be a much better choice (85euro)

1 21526 Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme 99.90e 9kpl-Asus Xonar 100euro
1 24042 3x Kingston 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 240-pin DIMM U 43.90e -3kpl-take 1600MHZ RAM if you wish to overclock
1 34115 Sony AD-5240S-0B DVD+-RW SATA-asema, mus 24.90e -2kpl
1 35799 Intel Core i7 920 2,66GHz -suoritin, box 276.90e 55kpl
1 36554 Nexus Value 430W 80+ Active PFC 12CM ATX 68.90e -1kpl- at least a 650w power supply
1 46074 Sapphire Radeon HD5870 1GB GDDR5 -näytön 365.90e 0kpl[/b]

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Post by hybrid2d4x4 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:02 pm

If the 2 others haven't convinced you already, my X-FI Platinum is the biggest mistake I've made in electronics purchases ever! Horrendous driver support and crappy build quality. Read up on the pops and crackles many complain about. More recently, I get random channel remaps while playing back music in Win 7 HP x64 OEM, and the one application that makes it competative with modern on-board solutions, THX optimizer (to handle bass redirection/crossover- essential for me since I output to an AV Receiver), isn't 100% functional in Win7, and does not come included in the downloadable drivers, so you have to install from CD with all the bloat, and then patch. It's a complete nightmare!

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Post by thejamppa » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:07 pm

Terve!

If you're not affraid to put effort to your case by dampening it, Antec Three Hundred + Bitumen matt is quite killer combo. Bitumen is not expensive. Antec Three Hundred is decent case even without padding but you need to change top fan. You get good Sharkoon 900 rpm 140mm fans from coolputer.fi

It runs between 50 and 60€'s so its a good case. Already suggested CoolerMaster Scout / Stormsniper's might be also good. I am not personally big fan of side windows.

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