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Hmmmm, yes i was too thinking of how i could prep for the future BD release. I was also thinking Formula V mobo. And was also advised to hold of till BD was released, but im a bit impatient.

As for graphics - i have been debating of switching to "Green Team" also. Maybe an SLI of 480's. How would 3xgtx480's compare to a crossfire (x3) of 6970's??
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Well the 750 watt I have now would barely run that thing. It has all the adapters for the SLI but doesn't mean that it will handle two 580's. I'll pack a 1000 watt for reassurance. Due to the fact I bought 2 WD 1TB black dual processor @ $99.99 a piece for raid 0 to match my current setup lol. Basically I have to gut my comp for BD. The only things staying is HD's/SSD,Case, Video Card and ram lol.
I will take pictures for you to melt with, when the time comes for the 8 core + SLI 580's hahaha
Are you joking? A 1000 watts Psu for 580 SLI. I can run 580 sli with my 750 watts PSU.
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Are you joking? A 1000 watts Psu for 580 SLI. I can run 580 sli with my 750 watts PSU.
Better safe than sorry, and if he has the $$$ for it then who cares.
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Better safe than sorry, and if he has the $$$ for it then who cares.
The whole point is that he don't need a 1000w PSU for 580 SLI, so why waste the money on a PSU that he really don't need. When he can either save the money for a BD chip or something better for his rig.
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Better safe than sorry, and if he has the $$$ for it then who cares.
The OP isnt going to be running prime95 and watch a spinning donut 24/7. A very good 750w (i.e HX750) is the absolute minimum id go but 1000w is too far. A quality 850w is ample imo, something like the HX850 or if money is a big issue then something like a TX850 or XFX 850w will do.
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Imo, if he needs a new PSU, why not get a 1000watt?
Way more future proof than weaker ones.

When I did an upgrade in the year 2009 along with a friend, he opted for 450watt and I chose 700watt, now when he wanted to upgrade he needed a new PSU where as I still use mine.

So if the op needs a brand new PSU, go with a stronger than intended.
In a year or so he might want stronger gpus,more storage,more fans etc.

Edit: also, pushing a PSU near its limits or whereabouts, will wear it out faster,the cooling fan on the PSU will also spin faster due to keep it cool and at the same time make more noise than wanted.
Edited by chrystal - 8/5/11 at 3:19am
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