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Can the Corsair AX850 handle this?

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I've been looking through these forums and you guys all seem to really know your stuff, so I wanted to ask you:

I currently am running 2 GTX 260's in SLI. That's with 1 10,000 RPM WD HDD, an i7 920, Rampage II Extreme mobo and 6 GB of RAM. In the very near future I am getting a 30" 2560x1600 monitor, the ZR30W to be precise.

That said, i REALLY want to upgrade my GPU's. However, due to cost and heat/power issues in the current lineups, I'm going to wait for the GTX 600/Radeon 7000 releases later this year. In the meantime, my plan is to just get a 3rd 260 to help power my monitor, which also necessitates a new PSU. I'm currently running a Corsair 750TX

I REALLY like the AX850, but I can't help but think it might not be strong enough. I wish to God that they made an AX1000 or even an AX950, but that's not the case. The big point here is that I KNOW that the AX850 will be able to handle 2 of the next-gen cards to be released, but can it hold over 3 260's until then?

The other option is to get the OCZ ZX 1000W. That's nice I guess, but it doesn't match up to Corsair's AX series, and many reviews say it starts squealing loudly under load.

So how about it? Can the AX850 tank 3 cards (assuming light to no OC'ing) until the next-gen cards are released?
post #2 of 5
yes.

EDIT:

Actually depends on the cards but almost definitely.
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That's a relief. I was REALLY trying to avoid getting the OCZ if at all possible. Squealing and ****ty capacitors are a little much for me to want to worry about.
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Yeah, three GTX 260's can easily be powered by an AX850 + overclocks.
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