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It is overkill and it's not a great unit. If you have it already then stick with it, if not, don't buy it, you can do better.

Listen to this ^ guy, he knows what he is talking about.
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Listen to this ^ guy, he knows what he is talking about.

What are your suggestions....I compiled all of my equipment onto a psu calculator w/ CPU overclocked. The results suggested min. psu wattage of 928 w and recommeded psu wattage 978. I am concerned that the calculator didnt provide option to OC the 2 GPU's I will be using. Are these programs reliable. I definitely want enough headroom for future upgrades. Keep in mind I am watercooling this rig with 3 rads and MPC 655 pump. Thoughts and ideas appreciated. thxs.
 
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It is overkill and it's not a great unit. If you have it already then stick with it, if not, don't buy it, you can do better.

sorry for the repost...my bad

What are your suggestions....I compiled all of my equipment onto a psu calculator w/ CPU overclocked. The results suggested min. psu wattage of 928 w and recommeded psu wattage 978. I am concerned that the calculator didnt provide option to OC the 2 GPU's I will be using. Are these programs reliable. I definitely want enough headroom for future upgrades. Keep in mind I am watercooling this rig with 3 rads and MPC 655 pump. Could you also elaborate when you state "not a great unit" Thoughts and ideas appreciated. thxs.
 
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sorry for the repost...my bad

What are your suggestions....I compiled all of my equipment onto a psu calculator w/ CPU overclocked. The results suggested min. psu wattage of 928 w and recommeded psu wattage 978. I am concerned that the calculator didnt provide option to OC the 2 GPU's I will be using. Are these programs reliable. I definitely want enough headroom for future upgrades. Keep in mind I am watercooling this rig with 3 rads and MPC 655 pump. Could you also elaborate when you state "not a great unit" Thoughts and ideas appreciated. thxs.
That's an 750W-800W system when everything is under full load and heavily overclocked, which will never happen unless you fold or purposefully stress everything. Typically load will be closer to 600W-650W when gaming and doing similar tasks.
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Indeed, I would look for a premium 800-850W unit. Give us your budget for this PSU and your preferred retailer/s so we can see what's on offer and make some suggestions. smile.gif
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Indeed, I would look for a premium 800-850W unit. Give us your budget for this PSU and your preferred retailer/s so we can see what's on offer and make some suggestions. smile.gif

I can still trade for HX1050 80plus Gold. However, if your stating I am going to be unhappy with it. I prefer to go to Microcenter because I have a $200 gift cards.
 
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Not that much on offer at microcenter, and prices aren't that good either.
Would newegg and/or NCIX do?
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Not that much on offer at microcenter, and prices aren't that good either.
Would newegg and/or NCIX do?
.

Those places are good however, only the PSU is the last thing I need for my build. Plus, I would rather utilize my gift cards. I checked Microcenter site and yes, all the PSU that I would want to get from them is Corsair. The only thing they have in stock higher than 800w is the AX 1200 or AX 1200i which I have no problem getting due to my gift cards that I have. Other option they have are Kingwinn, OCZ, Antec, and Cooler Master. Guess really the question I have for you is. Should I trade for the HX1050 Gold or purchase AX 1200 or AX1200i. Yes, I understand that it maybe overkill. But I am in a time crunch as I have to leave for Wyoming by the end of next week and want this build completed. Your thoughts.
 
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If you insist on Microcenter, I would say get the HCP 1000 (despite being overkill). It's second to none in performance, and quality wise it holds the crown currently.
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