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Just noticed you're from Jersey! I live approx. and hour away, i would be spending about 40$ in gas. I plan to do gaming and photoshop(photography editing). I currently use a Late 2008 model Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo. Don't know anything much faster so I imagine any of them will blow me away with the performance.

Also I believe that its $159.99 with a $20 rebate - which isn't really a sale. Is 850W enough to future proof for a dual 7970 setup, where both will be overclocked, with an overclocked 3770k/3570k?

And is this the same as the newegg model, because the connectivity ports are different:http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-ATX12V-EPS12V-Power-Supply/dp/B004ETEFTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364709754&sr=8-1&keywords=seasonic+x850

Yeah, I'm from Jersey. Going to Microcenter is a nerds wet dream, great store to be honest. Always great deals. I picked up everything for my build (except video cards) there two years ago and saved a ton of money. $40 in gas is really nothing, and you can't beat the deal you will save on the CPU + MOBO combo there. Definitely worth the ride if it's only $40 for you.

Not sure how much HT helps in Photoshop to be honest, but they do say that some parts utilize multi-threading. So with the deal, it would be worth your time. Either way, both will blow you away compared to your Mac.

The deal is $159.99 with $20 rebate. So $139.99 after rebate = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102&Tpk=X850%20seasonic&IsVirtualParent=1

As far as 850W, it will be more than enough - with plenty of room to spare. Even if both the CPU and GPU are overclocked.
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Just noticed you're from Jersey! I live approx. and hour away, i would be spending about 40$ in gas. I plan to do gaming and photoshop(photography editing). I currently use a Late 2008 model Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo. Don't know anything much faster so I imagine any of them will blow me away with the performance.

Also I believe that its $159.99 with a $20 rebate - which isn't really a sale. Is 850W enough to future proof for a dual 7970 setup, where both will be overclocked, with an overclocked 3770k/3570k?

And is this the same as the newegg model, because the connectivity ports are different:http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-ATX12V-EPS12V-Power-Supply/dp/B004ETEFTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364709754&sr=8-1&keywords=seasonic+x850

Just a note, I'm running 2 titans overclocked with a 3570k @ 4.8ghz with an h100i and i'm using a kingwin platinum 850w with no problem, so you should be fine.
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Are 2 OCed 7970s less power hungry then the Titans? My senses tell me yes.
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Are 2 OCed 7970s less power hungry then the Titans? My senses tell me yes.

Your senses are most likely right, considering I've got about 40% boost over stock on my cards in terms of speeds. 7970 stock tdp is something like 210w IIRC, Titan is 250W.
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Your senses are most likely right, considering I've got about 40% boost over stock on my cards in terms of speeds. 7970 stock tdp is something like 210w IIRC, Titan is 250W.

So you can safely reccomend an 850W for a 3770k, two 7970s - all OCed? I will have watercooling as well, not sure of how much that makes a difference though.
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So you can safely reccomend an 850W for a 3770k, two 7970s - all OCed? I will have watercooling as well, not sure of how much that makes a difference though.

Most of the "PSU Gurus" on this website will say it's overkill to be brutally honest - even for SLI/Crossfire.
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The power draw under gaming load with 3770k + 2x 7970 would take you around 450W give or take. That in mind, even a good 650W would be up for the job. If you want to have the headroom, 750W.
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The power draw under gaming load with 3770k + 2x 7970 would take you around 450W give or take. That in mind, even a good 650W would be up for the job. If you want to have the headroom, 750W.

650W is already with headroom...
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So I'd be good with a Sea sonic X750
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Any idea if Microcenter does cpu/motherboard combos with the 3770k - i only see it for 3570k and the i3. I asked via customer service but havent gotten a reply. At the NJ store they don't really have any mobos I'm interested in, however they have the Maximus V Formula which is very appealing. Assuming i get $40 off with the combo, it'd bring it down to $250. I know I wont play AC3 which comes with it, so I'd probably sell that code saving another ~$40. Any thoughts?
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