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Thx a lot guys I think I'll get him a 650w, I was planning to get him 750w to have extra power for future stuff, but as cheap as he is I don't think he is going to upgrade in quite a while or even add more things so there is no need to waste extra money like you all have said. Now I just need to pick the right one at a good price smile.gif

At one point I told him to get an XFX 650w that was on sale for like $40 AR and he didn't want to now he'll have to pay more.
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Originally Posted by mcc21;14474523 
Using your current psu I wouldn't recommend doing SLI 460 because the CX600 doesn't give you continuous 600 watts on the 12V rail. Its only rated at 480 watts. It is recommended around 600-650 watts on a 12V rail for SLI 460.

Also you won't need a 750 watt psu for either SLI 460 or CF 6950/6970. A good 650 watts psu is needed.

Take a look at these power supplies... under $100 and will run the above set ups fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371048

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256072

Just a heads-up about the two I bolded above... the Antec is a SeaSonic S12II Bronze, so no need to waste $20+ on buying the SeaSonic-branded equivalent unless you care about its looks or having a 5-year warranty.
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Originally Posted by Shub;14474706 
Just a heads-up about the two I bolded above... the Antec is a SeaSonic S12II Bronze, so no need to waste $20+ on buying the SeaSonic-branded equivalent unless you care about its looks or having a 5-year warranty.


Thx for that info I think I will go for the antec as he wants to save the most he can. He is just like I used to be... he would want to spent the least money in a PSU and not see that is one of the most important things. Then again he doesn't know much about computers.

repped you all thanks!
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Thx for that info I think I will go for the antec as he wants to save the most he can. He is just like I used to be... he would want to spent the least money in a PSU and not see that is one of the most important things. Then again he doesn't know much about computers.

repped you all thanks!

Antec one i used personally... its very good and powered my CF 6870 and OCed i5-2500k at one point. For the price its unbeatable.
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went to newegg to buy the antec one and saw this

rose will green series 700w for 59.99. Is this the good rosewill PSUs?
http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-17-182-191-_-08052011_3
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Originally Posted by Sodalink;14477854 
went to newegg to buy the antec one and saw this

rose will green series 700w for 59.99. Is this the good rosewill PSUs?
http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-17-182-191-_-08052011_3

That's an average unit, not partuclarly spectacular but at that price it is a good deal. I do suggest going for an Antec HCG 750w as it is very good and after a rebate it is very cheap. That Antec is a Delta built unit( which is a very good thing) as opposed to the lower wattage units which are Seasonic S12II's.
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post #17 of 19
I wouldn't recommend a CX600v2 for the job. Maybe like SLI 450s or 550tis. Yes you won't be exceeding 500-550W, but the build quality of the CX600v2 is such that it will degrade more quickly than a higher quality unit.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;14478858 
I wouldn't recommend a CX600v2 for the job. Maybe like SLI 450s or 550tis. Yes you won't be exceeding 500-550W, but the build quality of the CX600v2 is such that it will degrade more quickly than a higher quality unit.

Ah the PSU guru! lol you always come to save me.

Thanks all again I did not get that rosewill.
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Also, for the record, you've got the "v2.3" thing wrong.

"v2" is Corsair's way of saying "We fixed the things people were complaining about with the first version."

"v2.3" is the ATX12V version number, which is what specification it adheres to.
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