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post #11 of 13
What exactly is your budget? It's best to spend a little more on your PSU so you have some headroom in the future, not to mention the PSU won't be stressed too much meaning it will run cooler and quieter (last longer in the long run).
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
You have no idea what you're talking about.. stop giving **** advice please.
I'm just trying to imply that having headroom is good. Getting an extra 100 or 200 watts available for future upgrades (you'll never know) can never be a bad idea if budget allows.

So please calm down. Geez, internets.
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500W is already overkill for that system. You could overclock the crap out of it and be fine, even if you unlocked it to a 6970 and overclocked you'd be fine. Hell, you could Crossfire 6950's but you wouldn't want to go crazy with the overclocking if you did. 492W on a single rail is pretty powerful. That looks like a really quality power supply. Getting anything more than 500W for that system is just a waste of money, upgrade when you need to
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