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I'm looking to up my build a bit. For the processor, I'll probably go with something in the 2600K range. I also want to Crossfire 6950's. I'm not sure if my HX620 will do the job for that. Especially not overclocked.

Anyone have any suggestions for what size and what brand? I'm thinking ~800W, and I know Corsair, Seasonic, and Enermax are all seemingly popular brands. What do you guys think.
    
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Your HX620 can handle it easily, with the downside that it only has two PCIe connectors so you'll need to use Molex-to-PCIe adapters.
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I'd grab (wait I just did on friday lol) a corsair gamer series 800 has 4 GPU power plugs so no using adapters. Was 120$ in canada eh.
    
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Your HX620 can handle it easily, with the downside that it only has two PCIe connectors so you'll need to use Molex-to-PCIe adapters.
620 for an OC'd i7 and 2 GPU's? That does seem a little tight.

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I'd grab (wait I just did on friday lol) a corsair gamer series 800 has 4 GPU power plugs so no using adapters. Was 120$ in canada eh.
I was looking at the gamer series. They do look good. I wish it was modular. That's not a requirement for me, but it sure would be nice.
    
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620 for an OC'd i7 and 2 GPU's? That does seem a little tight.



I was looking at the gamer series. They do look good. I wish it was modular. That's not a requirement for me, but it sure would be nice.
Yes modular rules, but hey you find a solid psu that is over 750watts and is modular and under 150$ (my personal psu budget limit) last round i bought the mod x stream because it is modular and paying the price now because i picked up a 2nd videocard and refuse to run adapters to power the 2nd card.
    
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620 for an OC'd i7 and 2 GPU's? That does seem a little tight.
Nope.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/a...eon-hd-6950/24
See for yourself the numbers pulled from the wall at various types of loads.
That's with an overclocked Core i7 920, which is more of a power hog than the 2600K you have in mind. Multiply the figures in the graph by 0.85 to account for efficiency and you'll see you're pretty far from 650W.
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Yes modular rules, but hey you find a solid psu that is over 750watts and is modular and under 150$.
XFX PRO750W Silver Class efficiency is worth the "semi-modular". $136 shipped.

ENERMAX NAXN 82+ Another "semi-modular" but worth it again. Only about $112 shipped ATM.
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XFX PRO750W Silver Class efficiency is worth the "semi-modular". $136 shipped.

ENERMAX NAXN 82+ Another "semi-modular" but worth it again. Only about $112 shipped ATM.
Just for fun try newegg.ca and you will see the price differences
    
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Nope.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/a...eon-hd-6950/24
See for yourself the numbers pulled from the wall at various types of loads.
That's with an overclocked Core i7 920, which is more of a power hog than the 2600K you have in mind. Multiply the figures in the graph by 0.85 to account for efficiency and you'll see you're pretty far from 650W.
Wow, I'm amazed. I think you saved me a few bucks.
    
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