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Most common part to fail in computers is the power supply, this we know. It just isn't doom and gloom like the other guy is preaching and tell the OP to buy a 1000W power supply.
    
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www.jonnyguru.com

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Most common part to fail in computers is the power supply, this we know. It just isn't doom and gloom like the other guy is preaching and tell the OP to buy a 1000W power supply.

If op got the money why not? only reason why i bought an 850w before was short on funds for a 1k
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Most common part to fail in computers is the power supply, this we know. It just isn't doom and gloom like the other guy is preaching and tell the OP to buy a 1000W power supply.

Yeah. I'd get an 850w PSU for two 680s in SLI, max.
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take the "h" out. hehe smile.gifthumb.gif

Thanks for catching that..!!
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Simply because someone owns a shop and sell computer parts doesn't mean they have to know anything about them at all, except how to price them. ^ I'd trust what someone on here says over a shop owner.
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Well, I am going to go with my years of personal experience. As well as the knowledge my father passed on to me over the years, he was an electronics engineer and also worked in shock physics for Stanford Research Institute. Pretty sure that combined knowledge trumps anything a "shop owner" has behind them. Not to mention by telling you those things it seems they were able to get you to make a larger purchase, thus higher revenue to their shop.
One thing I have learned over the years is the last person you want to look to for advice on a product is the person that is trying to sell you that product. Especially in today's world were your shop people are trained on sales pitches instead of actual knowledge.
Quality is the key to this discussion, quality. We already know how much power the products draw, that can't be argued on any level, it is factual. With that knowledge the OP can now move on to buy a quality product. As I previously stated quality is a must, just like anything else you buy. Buy cheap, don't expect it to last long, spend the money and buy quality.

+1 to both of you gentlemen. Moral of the story....Don't listen to the guy at Best Buy.
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If op got the money why not? only reason why i bought an 850w before was short on funds for a 1k

*Gets on his soapbox*

I haven't been successful in life because I spent money carelessly, I have been successful because I have only spent what is necessary. Putting the money I saved by doing this into other more productive things. It is because of this practice in my own life that I recommend the same to others. Anyone can say "Buy that 1000W power supply and you will be good", because it is very safe to do so. But it takes a little more care to say "Buy this, here is why, and save the money."

Spending money just because you have it is never a good idea.

*Gets off his soapbox*

Thanks for letting me rant, I appreciate it.
    
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Spending money just because you have it is never a good idea.

You sir have apparently never been to Tijuana.
    
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Spending money just because you have it is never a good idea.

You sir have apparently never been to Tijuana.

Nope! Nor do I have plans to visit Mexico, anywhere, any time soon. I will enjoy my travels to other locations I am less likely to get shot. biggrin.gif
    
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Toothman has no clue what he's talking about. I've run two 5850's, two 480s, one 7970 and two 580s on my X-750 over the last two years. I believe everyone of these setups with the exception of the 7970 pulls more power then 680SLI. My PSU is running as well now as the day I bought it. An X650 is actually an excellent choice because you will be loading the PSU to about where it's efficiency is the highest. Running a low power setup on a high power PSU is actually worse then running a setup that pulls close to around 80% of the PSU's rated wattage.
    
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