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Originally Posted by Chuggerboom View Post
I don't want to argue with you. I chose a better psu when i upgraded my system. The Corsair HX 620 i still have in my old Q6600 rig. Be nice now
lol sorry if I offended you, but im not arguing with you, just letting you know how my 650w PSU handles my rig. Just wondering, what wattage would you have gone for if you had a similar rig to mine?

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I apologize for my attitude there, but it just drives me nuts when I hear about reputable places lying like that. It sounds to me like they were like, "I don't know how much power he needs, so just tell him he needs an 850W".

Any quality 650W unit would have been more than enough.

Totally this^.

People seem to forget that it's not really a dedicated forum, their sales line (retailing attributes) would be more of a priority to them, without it they wouldn't a have functioning forum or a be a retailer for that matter. Point is, there a retailer first then a forum. That's what I think anyway, im not that familiar with scan or overclocker's.
Edited by munaim1 - 10/5/11 at 2:43pm
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Crap I just read that the psu has only 2 x 6+2-Pin so it won't power my sli gtx 260's now i have to cancel ****
    
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post #43 of 117
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lol sorry if I offended you, but im not arguing with you, just letting you know how my 650w PSU handles my rig. Just wondering, what wattage would you have gone for if you had a similar rig to mine?




Totally this^.

People seem to forget that it's not really a dedicated forum, their sales line (retailing attributes) would be more of a priority to them, without it they wouldn't a have functioning forum or a be a retailer for that matter. Point is, there a retailer first then a forum. That's what I think anyway, im not that familiar with scan or overclocker's.
No problem and lets not get nasty with each other. I would always go for a psu that has more power than you actually need. You are happy with a 650w psu and it will probably be fine. I went for something i know will last for an upgrade if i want. Chill out
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post #44 of 117
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Crap I just read that the psu has only 2 x 6+2-Pin so it won't power my sli gtx 260's now i have to cancel ****
That sounds like enough to me.


Edit: I was remembering incorrectly. I thought my GTX 260 only had one PCI-E connector. Still, you can use adapters.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/5/11 at 2:56pm
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post #45 of 117
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That sounds like enough to me.


Edit: I was remembering incorrectly. I thought my GTX 260 only had one PCI-E connector. Still, you can use adapters.
I need 4 - 6 pins.
    
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I need 4 - 6 pins.
I was remembering incorrectly. I thought my GTX 260 only had one PCI-E connector. Still, you can use adapters.
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To answer the thread starters original question: I would get at least a 750w or over psu. The makes i would go for would be Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.

All made by Seasonic, but the warranties are better with Corsair and XFX.
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The 650W XFX Core Edition has enough:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014

It's $95.98 after shipping, but it comes with a $30 Mail-In Rebate.


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Originally Posted by Chuggerboom View Post
To answer the thread starters original question: I would get at least a 750w or over psu. The makes i would go for would be Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.

All made by Seasonic, but the warranties are better with Corsair and XFX.
SeaSonic does not make all of Corsair's and XFX's power supplies.

A quality 750W power supply is major overkill for any system that only has two GTX 260s in it.
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The 650W XFX Core Edition has enough:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014

It's $95.98 after shipping, but it comes with a $30 Mail-In Rebate.



SeaSonic does not make all of Corsair's and XFX's power supplies.

A quality 750W power supply is major overkill for any system that only has two GTX 260s in it.
Thank you for enlightening me ( you are very argumentative ) My psu is made by Seasonic and so was my Corsair HX 620.
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post #50 of 117
It's not a bad thing to get an efficient higher peak model than you need and run it in it's sweet spot.

1000W is definitely overkill and oversold, but I don't know why everyone gets their panties in a twist about using a 750-800W quality unit that would operate very efficiently at the 530-550W range and leave tons of room for the future upgrades.

For me, quality 750W with 4 or 6 6-pin PCIE connectors is what I'd look for, unless the budget only allowed a 650W.
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