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A good 850w may be enough, but in my opinion, the psu is one of the very few components you can sort of future proof. I would get bigger than you need, and i think the corsair hx-1000 would fit the bill now and in the future.
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A good 850w may be enough, but in my opinion, the psu is one of the very few components you can sort of future proof. I would get bigger than you need, and i think the corsair hx-1000 would fit the bill now and in the future.
I've read the Corsair AX1000 is two 500 watt psu's in one casing and each have their own 12v rails. Not the best idea from some posts to put two 580's on since they work independantly of each other.

And if I had to stick with 1000 watts being enough, wouldn't my BFG EX 1000 watts PSU be enough? I'm confused why a Corsair AX850 would work but not mine?

I found OCZ ZX Series OCZ-ZX1250W 1250W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Compatible with Core i5 & i7.

It's got 6 x 6+2-Pin cords, pretty cool. The OCZ ZX 1000 has pretty good reviews. I'm hoping that the 1250 is same but hasn't been reviewed yet.
     
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as the op went with the Seasonic X850 I would recommend the same. I good quality antec, corsair or seasonic 850w PSU would be perfect.
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1200W that way you can run MAX OC with peliers
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I've read the Corsair AX1000 is two 500 watt psu's in one casing and each have their own 12v rails. Not the best idea from some posts to put two 580's on since they work independantly of each other.

And if I had to stick with 1000 watts being enough, wouldn't my BFG EX 1000 watts PSU be enough? I'm confused why a Corsair AX850 would work but not mine?

I found OCZ ZX Series OCZ-ZX1250W 1250W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Compatible with Core i5 & i7.

It's got 6 x 6+2-Pin cords, pretty cool. The OCZ ZX 1000 has pretty good reviews. I'm hoping that the 1250 is same but hasn't been reviewed yet.
I would like to think that BFG components are good even though they are out of business. Why are you looking to change your PSU? are you having problems with your BFG psu?
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AZ ... just use your current 1KW BFG. That's a decent unit and has plenty of power for what you're talking about doing. I wouldn't spend money on something else unless you have the dough to just throw around. Didn't you GET that one to 'future-proof' yourself in the first place? Well, the future is now

And of course BFG didn't 'make' that unit, they didn't 'make' anything. I forget who actually made (the OEM, iow) that model offhand, but I recall it to be a quality unit from reviews I read, even if the efficiency is a touch low by current standards ... it'll probably cost you like an extra $12/year to operate vs. the latest Gold efficiency units.
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And of course BFG didn't 'make' that unit, they didn't 'make' anything. I forget who actually made (the OEM, iow) that model offhand, but I recall it to be a quality unit from reviews I read
It's an Andyson ~ mediocre at best, but adequate.
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I would like to think that BFG components are good even though they are out of business. Why are you looking to change your PSU? are you having problems with your BFG PSU?
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AZ ... just use your current 1KW BFG. That's a decent unit and has plenty of power for what you're talking about doing. I wouldn't spend money on something else unless you have the dough to just throw around. Didn't you GET that one to 'future-proof' yourself in the first place? Well, the future is now
Yes I did get it to future proof myself or at least I thought. I've been told however on other posts that the BFG EX 1000 wasn't good enough to run two GTX 580's SLI due to poor quality.

I'm doing great right now running one and have no issues. I don't have money to throw around, but didn't want to add a second and end up with ripple running it at high loads or fry it possibly causing damage to other components.

I'm trying to be cautious and maybe I'm worrying myself over some bad advice. So I was double checking. I've also received response before when I've asked to get a Corsair AX1000 was better, so I assumed it also meant my current 1000 watt PSU wouldn't be good enough.

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It's an Andyson ~ mediocre at best, but adequate.
Yes, it's an Andyson. I did my homework and my unit is the revised unit that fixed the capacitance issue from the original review on Johnny Guru.
     
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Get a good quality 850W.
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