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Same here; I get that. My PSU is crap and thus, I have researched it extensively. Your best bet is the TX650 v2 at this price point.

Edit: I didn't even see that you had a HX520 atm. This is more than enough. Save the money and keep it unless you intend to crossfire in the future.
I would keep it but I'm keeping the old system mostly intact to give to someone, so I'll need a new one.

Leaning towards the 650TX v2 then. I know I could get by on less power (this 520 would probably be just fine) but a lot of the good quality power supply lines start at 600+ now and it's hard to even get a high quality 500w psu.

In any case $90 isn't that much to ask for a power supply so I don't mind paying it. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something better in the same price range +/- $20.
    
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I would suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007. Modular, good build quality, good performance barring a minor issue when crossloading the +12V rail which you won't experience in a modern PC.
Alternatively, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014 has the same innards as the Corsair TX 650 V2, costs a bit less, and actually has 4 PCIe connectors which you will need for a pair of 6850s. It's a slight upgrade in electrical performance from the other XFX above, but nothing you would notice without professional testing tools. For some really idiotic reason, the TX 650 V2 still only has 2 PCIe connectors even though it can easily handle a number of dual GPU setups.
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I know I could get by on less power (this 520 would probably be just fine) but a lot of the good quality power supply lines start at 600+ now and it's hard to even get a high quality 500w psu.
This is very untrue, actually.

Check out this SeaSonic S12II 430B PSU.
Review.
I wasn't able to find one from Johnny Guru.

Anyway, if you insist on 600W+, then I agree with Shub. The XFX PSU's are to be recommended. Also for future GPU upgrades (4x PCI-e).
Edited by p4p3r - 6/6/11 at 4:39pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339035

i bought this and its amazing 87% Efficiency plenty of connectors
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-044-_-Product

Fully modular 80 Plus gold for $119 :O
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If I got one of those 650w PSUs, would it be adequate if I were to add another 5850 in crossfire?
    
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If I got one of those 650w PSUs, would it be adequate if I were to add another 5850 in crossfire?
More than adequate.

You really, really don't need a 650 watter *unless* you're going to Crossfire. They're right; a 400-430 watt would be plenty for your rig. Why spend $90 when you can get by just fine on $40-50? Save the extra money, put it towards an SSD or something.
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More than adequate.

You really, really don't need a 650 watter *unless* you're going to Crossfire. They're right; a 400-430 watt would be plenty for your rig. Why spend $90 when you can get by just fine on $40-50? Save the extra money, put it towards an SSD or something.
You now have 1 more Rep.
My thoughts exactly...


OP: Even with my overclocked setup, I only draw 550W max. The key is to find a decent, stable and reliable PSU.
I draw no where near the 850W my PSU can suffice me. Yet, I bought it because I thought I needed it, which I, of course, didn't. I could have saved at least $70. That's 300W overkill.
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I would suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007. Modular, good build quality, good performance barring a minor issue when crossloading the +12V rail which you won't experience in a modern PC.
Alternatively, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014 has the same innards as the Corsair TX 650 V2, costs a bit less, and actually has 4 PCIe connectors which you will need for a pair of 6850s. It's a slight upgrade in electrical performance from the other XFX above, but nothing you would notice without professional testing tools. For some really idiotic reason, the TX 650 V2 still only has 2 PCIe connectors even though it can easily handle a number of dual GPU setups.
Those both look good and they're both $90. What's the difference between them?
    
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Originally Posted by SenorBeef View Post
Those both look good and they're both $90. What's the difference between them?
The first one is modular. The second one isn't modular but its a slightly better performer.
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