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Antec's HCP-1200 is looking good.
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post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Antec's HCP-1200 is looking good.
This is undoubtably the best PSU, but it's also the most expensive, but if it was me, I would get it.
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post #14 of 24
Wait, why are you buying last gen cards? Quadfire is terrible and 2x GTX580s beat it. If you ALREADY OWN them or can get for a good price, that's different.

A quality 850 watt is fine. HX850. HX1000 if you can afford it, for headroom.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Wait, why are you buying last gen cards? Quadfire is terrible and 2x GTX580s beat it. If you ALREADY OWN them or can get for a good price, that's different.

A quality 850 watt is fine. HX850. HX1000 if you can afford it, for headroom.
because they are purdy

to be honest i have lusted after them since they came out last year and they popped up on newegg yesterday for 750 so i grabbed em and they are now oos again.

dunno if you noticed but 5970's have pretty high value right now despite being last gen

Also hoping at some point to hook up to an eyefinity setup at some point here

Thanks for suggestions so far everybody and keep em coming...was already thinking of the ax1200 but like to weigh all options

technically i guess my current psu could do it but for the quality and expense of the components that it will be powering and for as hard as they will be running I think i'd sleep better with something a little nicer
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post #16 of 24
Why not twin 6990, better framerates, more recent support and drivers, and less over all power draw. Or save money and just get one for tri-fire with your 6970.
Edited by Tpatcher - 5/18/11 at 2:05am
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post #17 of 24
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I realize there are much better setups for gaming, and at a lower price point

my single 6970 is overkill for most games i play

I got them because they are built to be durable and will suit my purposes to a T, while at the same time looking totally BA

They are ordered, I will be using them....back to topic.

does anybody have a real solid number on exactly what I need wattage-wise with i emphasize AMPLE OC headroom? Don't mind stepping up to a 1200w but if all i really need is 1000 then there seems to be more options
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post #18 of 24
I really don't know why you wouldn't just go ahead w/1200W for this setup. You don't need it need it, but you're going all out w/the cards, you might as well go all out on PSU

Thought I'd also add that the Quattro and SS Strider 1200W units are both really nice, for a significantly better price than most of the uber-high-end 1+KW options.
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post #19 of 24
your current PSU is more than enough. Unless you really want some serious headroom, I don't see why you would need more.
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post #20 of 24
A quality 900W would be perfect. But there aren't many top-notch 900Ws, so you'd want a 1kW, but there aren't as many top-notch 1kW units as well. So I wouldn't object too much if you got something like an Antec HCP-1200 or Corsair AX1200 or OCZ ZX-1200 or Sparkle 1200W.
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