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post #1 of 13
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K we got the question answered that 750W may be pushing it
Now the all important opinions on new PSU:
Comp specs here:

Quote:
Intel i7 2600k currently only at 3.8ghz, prob gonna OC is past 4.0 after the summer time

Asus P8P67 Deluxe
2 sticks 4gb Gskill Ripjaw X
Corsair H100
2x EVGA GTX 580
Zotac 9600GT Eco
Intel X25-M 120GB SSD
WD Black 500GB HDD
2x WD Black 2TB HDD
Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB
Samsung F1 1TB HDD
Asus Xonar Essence STX
XFX Black Edition 750W PSU

1x 120mm LED Fan
2x 200mm LED Fans
1x 200mm Fan
2x 120mm Fans GT AP15
Corsair Memory Fan
Now Aesthetic-wise, i really wanna get this NZXT one as it'll match perfectly with the case, but is that price premium worth "matching"?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817116012

Budget-wise, there's 2 options here:
OCZ ZX 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341044
or a little cheaper: XFX 850 XXX Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207017

OCZ the only "negative" i can think is the reviews on it show it doesn't use Japanese Caps, and the modular cables are pretty stiff.

my XFX 750 has been great to me, i don't have any reason to think the 850 version won't be good for me.

There's also the trusted AX850, but it is the most expensive of the group here. Course its also tried-true.

Or should i just suck it up and get a 1000W PSU lol
decisions, decisions!
Edited by azianai - 8/7/11 at 11:04am
post #2 of 13
hhmmm It should work but just to be safe I would get a 850w. There would be no worries then.
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post #3 of 13
With only the 2 GTX 580s, it would work but you would have no headroom for overclocking anything. With the 2 GTX 580s and the 9600GT, overclocking and all... I'd go for 850W to 1000W.
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post #4 of 13
Its looking like it is getting pretty close to me with that 9600gt. You really dont need that at all. You will probably lose performance with the 9600gt for physx over your sli 580s. I say get rid of it and you will be fine with some overclocking room.
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guess its time to find a new PSU =)
post #6 of 13
Nah, it's an XFX Black Edition. It's trusty.

The power supply isn't going to explode if a peak somehow manages to go over 750W anyway:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/933/8

For the record, the sticky thread recommends 750W for that config. Just stay away from voltage tweaking the GPUs, combined with hard overclocks and continuous FurMark + LinX stress testing, and you'll be fine. You have room to overclock definitely. Stock full load power draw shouldn't be much over 600W. In any realistic gaming scenario, both cards are not going to be simultaneously drawing full power.
post #7 of 13
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so i got the itch for upgrading, and im running my 2600k at 4.6, so new psu time.
instead of making a new thread, just updated the OP
post #8 of 13
grab this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050
Edit: done eating so I can explain now

The Antec HCG is a pretty decent PSU. Combine that with Antec's AMAZING customer service and the price and that's one awesome PSU.
Edited by nbmjhk6 - 8/7/11 at 11:12am
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post #9 of 13
nzxt is pretty good

but overclocked i'd look for something 850+
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
grab this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050
Edit: done eating so I can explain now

The Antec HCG is a pretty decent PSU. Combine that with Antec's AMAZING customer service and the price and that's one awesome PSU.
prob is I want modular, i don't want to deal with non-modular cables to tuck away.
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