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I will keep everything in my build in my sig, except I will buy a 6870/6950 to replace the 5770. I heard Xion's PSU's are unreliable so I want to change it.

I will never be Crossfiring. I will probably keep the 6870/6950 for a VERY long time (I'm guessing around 4 years or until it isn't enough to max out games anymore).

I have a $100 to buy a PSU. What wattage and and brands would you guys recommend?

Oh right, forgot to make a note: I may be upgrading my CPU to a bulldozer when it comes out, so preferably something that can run all of this together. Is 700W even enough for my current build if I add a 6950?
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You could get the Rosewill Green series psu which is decent. Antec has a couple decent low priced psu's also.
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I will keep everything in my build in my sig, except I will buy a 6870/6950 to replace the 5770. I heard Xion's PSU's are unreliable so I want to change it.

I will never be Crossfiring. I will probably keep the 6870/6950 for a VERY long time (I'm guessing around 4 years or until it isn't enough to max out games anymore).

I have a $100 to buy a PSU. What wattage and and brands would you guys recommend?

Oh right, forgot to make a note: I may be upgrading my CPU to a bulldozer when it comes out, so preferably something that can run all of this together. Is 700W even enough for my current build if I add a 6950?
Are you just trying to see what others say in comparison to what I said earlier?

...not to mention what mikeaj said in the next post after.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:14pm
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More than enough. Even with BD you'd have enough to run the rig with a 700w PSU with PLENTY of room left over for expansion. Hell 700w should be enough to Crossfire 6950s.

Since you don't plan on crossfiring a decent 600w is enough for your needs.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207012 is what I would recommend but it's out of stock.
Your next best option is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Are you just trying to see what others say in comparison to what I said earlier?

...not to mention what mikeaj said in the next post after.
This one is more to say "would everything run on a specific wattage?". Don't get me wrong, you helped me out a lot in my previous thread, I am just trying to get as much information before I buy something, if that makes sense.

Actually, I am currently thinking about this one, which I believe you recommended: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

It fits into my price range and seems to have nice reviews.

Sorry for the similar threads, I just want to know what I am getting into before I make a purchase
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This one is more to say "would everything run on a specific wattage?". Don't get me wrong, you helped me out a lot in my previous thread, I am just trying to get as much information before I buy something, if that makes sense.

Actually, I am currently thinking about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

It fits into my price range and seems to have nice reviews.

Sorry for the similar threads, I just want to know what I am getting into before I make a purchase
But I have to agree with mikeaj: while your PSU isn't the greatest thing on the planet, it's not necessary to replace it right now. Even Oklahoma Wolf found that "ripple and noise was well in control" for it.

Anyway, if you need the peace of mind, then shop around using this list. They are all better than the original TX650 and have plenty of power for what you want to power (they're all overkill, actually):
  • 520W Antec Neo ECO
  • 550W XFX Core Pro Edition
  • 620W Antec High Current Gamer
  • 650W XFX Core Pro Edition
  • 650W Corsair TX650 "V2"
  • 550W Antec TruePower New
  • 650W Antec TruePower New (it's sometimes possible to find it for less than $100)

Avoid Newegg though because of the CA tax (unless you are absolutely ok with paying it).
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:15pm
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