Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3
Sure, I'd still get a PSU larger than 650w though, since this rig'll probably be up 24/7, and you don't want your PSU to be run near it's full capacity all the time.
That and probably a better case with better cooling for all that gear, probably closer to $100.
But taking away the UD9 just made this whole idea a little less cool.
650w was overkill as it was...
An HD5870 is only going to consume at most 145w, the 980x will consume 130w, the 2TB drives consume less than 20w max. Full load your looking at maybe 450w max.
And there really isn't a point to a $100 case, the $40 case cools similar rigs without issue.