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I will be running a Ivy Bridge about $200-300 MoBo, an i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, CD R/W drive, 1 7970 or 580 (2 in future), and 16GBs of RAM. I will be overclocking. Will a 850W( Corsair AX850) cover it? Thanks for your help in advance!
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post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Ted Muffin View Post

Will a 850W( Corsair AX850) cover it?
Yes.
post #3 of 6
a Corsair 550W will be enough, that PSU is WAY overkill, unless you want to do Crossfire X or SLI
    
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post #4 of 6
Go for the 850, plenty headroom and ready for upgrades!
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post #5 of 6
550-650w will do the single card setup, 850 is what you want for dual cards. Since you plan on going dual cards, then go for the AX850 now.
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Agreed, the 850w is what you want if you plan on running dual cards (or putting it into a BD rig, as we all know how much power those eat) but 650w for single card should be more than plenty, although, as long as you buy a decent brand with a good 12v rail, the only thing extra wattage will hurt is your wallet thumb.gif
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