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I should have mentioned, but its unlikely that I will be overclocking (either the CPU or GPUs).
Then what are you doing here?

Seriously though, headroom is good, whether for overclocking (which you will end up doing if you hang out here long enough) or adding additional pieces to the rig. Every time I have purchased a PSU with just as much power as I needed then I have regretted it. Thats not to say go buy a 1200w if you dont need one but an extra 100w isnt a bad idea
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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
then just get an i5 2500...not a 2500K
Unlikely doesnt remove the possiblity altogether. Also if I overclock the CPU, then I will probably not be doing so in an SLI. Perhaps it would have been better to say I wont be overclocking in that config
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Are there quality 850W PSUs around $150? Or, on the other hand, will the 750W PSUs that snoball linked do the tricksy?
ask and you shall receive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139022
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you should get yourself a 750w, it will be perfect for 580s, especially when your not going to overclock at all. Antec, corsair, seasonic and even XFX are very good brands.
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Then what are you doing here?

Seriously though, headroom is good, whether for overclocking (which you will end up doing if you hang out here long enough) or adding additional pieces to the rig. Every time I have purchased a PSU with just as much power as I needed then I have regretted it. Thats not to say go buy a 1200w if you dont need one but an extra 100w isnt a bad idea
I have a feeling your name should be TheLastSage. You give sagely advise Sagely, because it is put in a logical and convincing way.

whether for overclocking (which you will end up doing if you hang out here long enough)
TBH, how long Ive "browsed" and "lurked" around here is why I opted for the unlockable version of the processor XD Fine, you win XD

Back to the previous question - any good quality PSUs around $150? Or should I simply save up for $200-220 for the Corsair 850TX?
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Youre awesome
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I know i am lol

But seriously getting a good quality PSu is a good thing because if u wanna upgrade next year guess what. you will have enough power for the new stuff that comes out. future proofing kinda in a way
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post #29 of 42
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I have a feeling your name should be TheLastSage. You give sagely advise Sagely, because it is put in a logical and convincing way.

whether for overclocking (which you will end up doing if you hang out here long enough)
TBH, how long Ive "browsed" and "lurked" around here is why I opted for the unlockable version of the processor XD Fine, you win XD
I appreciate that, I just find we make better decisions if we are honest with ourselves, whether taking your car to the bar because "I wont really drink that much", not buying bringing condoms along because "I dont intend on cheating on my girl" or not buying a big enough PSU because "I will be fully pleased with the performance of my PC for its entire lifespan". You will always be in a better position if making decisions based on your true intentions. Even if doing so makes the situation more complicated or expensive.
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I appreciate that, I just find we make better decisions if we are honest with ourselves, whether taking your car to the bar because "I wont really drink that much", not buying bringing condoms along because "I dont intend on cheating on my girl" or not buying a big enough PSU because "I will be fully pleased with the performance of my PC for its entire lifespan". You will always be in a better position if making decisions based on your true intentions. Even if doing so makes the situation more complicated or expensive.
The sage has spoken!

But yeah I much agree with you. I was looking to cut a few corners, and penny-pinch. And thanks to you guys and tx-jose, I will be saving a good bit without killing the rest of my PC
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