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Here in my retail shop, im getting a new PSU, and i want to check with you what is the best from these. I would like it to last long so im getting around 1000W.

-Antec Quattro 1000w
-Antec CP 1000W
-Antec Quattro 1200W

Right now im going to get a 560, then sli it. but probably after that when the sli 560 wont work anymore, i would love to be able to use sli 860 or something that is after the next generation.
    
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post #2 of 13
The antec Quattro series is a great line of power supplies, any of those should work just fine for several years to come.
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post #3 of 13
If those are your upgrade plans, then I recommend spending less money and getting a quality 750W, or 850W at the most. With upgrade plans like that, you'll never need more than a quality 550-650W power supply.
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post #4 of 13
Antec's are great power supplies, however you do not need a 1000 watt psu. More like a 650, 750 at the max.

A 650 would run two 560's with no problem. Even with an up to date cpu, ram, and motherboard. 1000 is just way to much for what you have.
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post #5 of 13
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But im talking of next generation and sli, probably they'll consume more right?
Edited by metroid112 - 7/23/11 at 4:17pm
    
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post #6 of 13
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But im talking of next generation and sli, probably they'll consume more right?
Probably less, or at least not more. It's going from 40nm down to 28nm for 6xx and then down from there, and there's an increasing focus by the hardware developers on energy efficiency. Initial Fermi launch was kind of an anomaly for power consumption because the switch to heavier architectural focus on GPGPU and issues on the transistor level.

And to need over 850W currently you'd need a setup that uses more power than 2x GTX 580. You implied that you were interested in the upper performance midrange cards, not the flagship models.
post #7 of 13
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But im talking of next generation and sli, probably they'll consume more right?
Continuing off what mikeaj said, I also want to point out that each new generation always consumes a little less power than the one before it.
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post #8 of 13
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so if you're right, a 850W PSU and more will power (almost) every GPU in the near future?

So a Antec Quattro 850w would be a good choice?

In my retail shop from that range i have

-Antec Earthwatts 750W
-Antec HCG 750W
-Antec TP 750w AND Blue edition
-Coolermaster GX 750W
-Antec HCG 900W
-Antec Quattro 850W <-- This one should do the work right?
Edited by metroid112 - 7/25/11 at 9:20am
    
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by metroid112 View Post
so if you're right, a 850 and more will power every GPU in the near future?
A good 550W can run any GPU. 850W is fine for most, if not all dual video card setups.
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1000w is for 3 6990's
    
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