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Should I get 850w or 1000w power supply

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Im going to be doing my first ever build. Here is whats going into the PC
-i7 2600k @4.5GHz
-2x GTX 570 Sc SLI
-2x 64 GB SSDs RAID 0 (boot and newer games)
-1X 1 TB Storage 7200 RPM drive
-4x4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws RAM
-Thermaltake Frio
-DVD burner obviously
-ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 (because it has a VGA port)
-6 case fans
I plan on keeping this PC for maybe 4-5 years. I know to you that its a really long time but I like it when my computer lasts a long time. I have a 12-year old computer right now (256 MB RAM not even DDR 650 MHz Pentium III) So you can imagine how much i need this upgrade. Im going to be gaming mostly. I used Metro 2033 Maxed benchmarks as a guidelines for what to get seeing as Crysis is 3 years old and still is a demanding game.

But anyway on to my main point. I'm getting mixed recommendations for PSUs between 850 and 1000 watts
post #2 of 12
While an 850 would probably do the job, it's always nice to have some headroom if you can afford it, and it seems like maybe you can.
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post #3 of 12
A QUALITY 850W PSU will be able to handle that easily. Corsair or Seasonic would be fine.

As a side note, why is VGA important? I don't think you will be able to use the IGP when a dedicated graphics card is being used. You can always buy a DVI->VGA converter.
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post #5 of 12
I hold a great amount of respect for people who keep their PCs a long time.

As others have said, 850 should be fine. I personally like Thermaltake and Corsair. Definitely go modular as well.
    
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Originally Posted by [13f]Griffin View Post

OP shouldn't buy something for just the name. That is an extra $20 for a Corsair badge on the side

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256058
    
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Originally Posted by LtCheese View Post
OP shouldn't buy something for just the name. That is an extra $20 for a Corsair badge on the side

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256058
Except the branding tends to be more than just a name with hardware. Warranty and quality of service man.
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post #8 of 12
850w should be plenty. You could get 1000w but it won't really be needed at all.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
850w should be plenty. You could get 1000w but it won't really be needed at all.

This!
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Except the branding tends to be more than just a name with hardware. Warranty and quality of service man.
Silverstone has an excellent warranty and quality customer service. I'm not saying the HX series is bad, just overpriced
    
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