6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2010 7:33 AM by ECBowen

    Power Supply--is 1200 watts TOO much?

    FelixUnderwood Level 2

      I'm about to put together the following system (after talking about it since last May):


      Intel Core i7-980X

      Noctua SE-14

      DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)


      Crucial Sata III SSD 2.5" 256GB

      2 x 2Tb Seagate SATA III HDs

      2 x 1Tb WD SATA III HDs

      1 Blu-Ray Burer

      The usual assortment of fans

      Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W


         My concern about a 1200W PS is that I'll have to get a new UPS. If I bump up to a 1000W PS instead, I should be able to use by current UPS. What do you think of installing a 1000W PS instead of 1200W? Do you feel I'm cutting it too close if I go down to 1000? Harm, can you please run my components through your PS Calc?