What kind of a name is ZaReason anyway?
August 20, 2012 6:01 AM Subscribe
What kind of power supply (and cooling system) should I get for a tower with an 8-core processor
posted by Yesterday's camel to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm configuring a Limbo 6220A
tower from ZaReason. ZaReason allows the buyer to choose between various power supplies, and while I'm perfectly comfortable contemplating all the other hardware options, this is something I know little about. If I pick the 3.6 GHz processor and the ATI HD 6970 video card, should I opt for something beefier than the default 350 watt power supply? The other options are:
* 550 watts
* 850 watts Raidmax (I assume this doesn't apply to me since I'm not using a RAID)
* 1200 watts (which sounds like overkill to me)
It should also be noted that ZaReason offers a slightly higher-end AMD tower
that comes with an optional $400 water cooling system -- though I assume / hope that isn't necessary.
In terms of other components I'll probably go with an SSD as the primary drive and a HDD as the backup; either 16 or 32 GB of RAM; and I plan on installing Debian rather than the default Ubuntu.
(Bonus warm fuzzies to be awarded to anyone who can tell me how long this particular model has been listed by ZaReason.)