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post #21 of 27
Realistically a quality 850w should be the very minimum, however if you're looking at doing some clocking you need a 1Kw. I try and not to cheap out on my psu on the builds I do, i stick to high end gcards = high end psu.
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post #22 of 27
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Apparently I need a new power supply. What's the best option under $100? Thanks.
Never skimp on your power supply as you could end up waving goodbye to your system. Units by Seasonic, Corsair, XFX and Antec i would recommend.

I personally bought a PSU that i know will easily handle what i have, and will be good for future upgrades.
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I've never understood why some people buy top tier GPUs at ~$500 each (when first released) and want a power supply for under $100...

You realize that if a junk power supply dies it can take the whole system with it, right?

Get something that's quality and can provide at least 850w reliably. Don't look for the cheapest one either. Read REAL reviews, not Newegg reviews and choose what you think is the best investment.
This is the best advice i have seen in this thread. Please take it
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post #24 of 27
hes partially right, its pointless buying those super redundant, gold rated psus because you want notice any difference in performance between them and a good level bronze psu. people keep getting scared into buying these over the top psus and then perpetuate it themselves
post #25 of 27
I would get an ocz zx 1000 it's 80 plus GOLD and FULLY I REPEAT FULLY modular
post #26 of 27
A quality 750w for stock 480s, a quality 850w for a nice OC of about 875-900 core max on two 480s, and a quality 1000w psu for a 950core 480s( if you can get that high stable )

I just went through this crap with my 480s, so I know. 480s need alot of juice.

Don'y skimp on your psu running these monsters.
    
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A quality 750w for stock 480s, a quality 850w for a nice OC of about 875-900 core max on two 480s, and a quality 1000w psu for a 950core 480s( if you can get that high stable )

I just went through this crap with my 480s, so I know. 480s need alot of juice.

Don'y skimp on your psu running these monsters.
This exactly ^
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