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would the 650W PSU really be enough or should I get maybe an 800w for upgrades in the future? It can't hurt to have a little more watts than you need right?

A 650W PSU would be plenty for 680 SLI, and if anything power consumption should decrease in the future.
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would the 650W PSU really be enough or should I get maybe an 800w for upgrades in the future? It can't hurt to have a little more watts than you need right?

Well it can't hurt to have a bigger PSU. But I was trying to keep within your budget thumb.gif

To answer the question about I5 or I7. Both are fantastic chips the I5 it a true 4 core and the I7 is a true 4 core but with Hyperthreading. Which basically means that it can perform up to 8 tasks/threads the I5 can only perform 4.. But your going to pay an extra $100 for the I7 feature. Cost is the reason people are picking the I5 over the I7. Plus most game will not use more than 4 threads. But there are exceptions like Battlefield 3 will use all 8. I hope this explains it for you.
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Well it can't hurt to have a bigger PSU.

It hurts efficiency.
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If he want to get another card later he has head room.
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/31/13 at 7:34pm
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If he want to get another card later he has head room.

If he wants to get another card in the future 650W is more than enough, anything more is rubbish.
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If he wants to get another card in the future 650W is more than enough, anything more is rubbish.

Why don't you post something productive instead of nit picking other people's post!
It's always better to have a little more than you need then not enough!

You are just looking to get into some kinda debate over getting a little bigger PSU instead of posting something of Value.


http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/radeon-hd-7950-crossfire-review-2-and-3-way,5.html

Radeon HD 7950 Crossfire x2 - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
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http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/radeon-hd-7950-crossfire-review-2-and-3-way,5.html

Radeon HD 7950 Crossfire x2 - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

They are using wall measurements and giving it too much headroom. They don't take PSU's efficiency into account.

See, this is for Crossfire 6970's which is a 300W TDP card:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1228481/650w-seasonic-psu-okay-for-crossfire-6970s/0_20

And also:
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18444642

I'm not saying this to annoy you or anything, just want to answer the question that has been asked. smile.gif
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