Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
My research has shown than when overclocking and increasing the power cap, an HD6900 card's power consumption can jump dramatically.
I actually made a small mistake, user with three HD6970s, not two HD6970s and a PhysX card like I thought.
Still, 850-900W power supply is recommended if overclocking and power cap tweaking will be involved.
So now the question he needs to answer is whether or not he'll be overclocking and whether or not he'll be tweaking the powercap.
Originally Posted by railfan844
twocables: it's because the psu should be calculated in a worst case scenario with everything loaded, rather than depending on a component staying near idle.
Sigh. This isn't a contest.
Besides, read Phaedrus2129's most recent post. It sounds to me like he would agree with me if he found out that bkilla187 was not going to be overclocking the 6970s or doing any powercap tweaking.
Anyway, I was not making a recommendation before basing on components staying near idle! Why would I do that?! Why would anyone
do that? My recommendation is a quality 750W power supply. Phaedrus2129 recommends a quality 850-900W unit if he's going to overclock the 6970s as well as perform powercap tweaking.
Therefore, bkilla187 has all of the information he needs now.