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850 is still excessively overkill. save the money and put it towards something else

^This, my kill-a-watt shows my rig drawing 484 watts at the wall while playing BF3.

Edit-Just saw the "WTH with the PSU posts" post, my bad.
Edited by BulletSponge - 6/20/13 at 1:43pm
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^This, my kill-a-watt shows my rig drawing 484 watts at the wall while playing BF3.

Edit-Just saw the "WTH with the PSU posts" post, my bad.
SO basically,400W from the PSU.As it was said from the guys before me,650-750W is more than enough for even the SLI/CFX of the top GPU's in the market.2x GTX780 could be easily run with a 650W of a good quality,gold certified and better.I would say,around 540-550W from the PSU draw while gaming,wich would leave it with 100W headroom left ,and that's with a 650W,i5-3570k @ 5.0Ghz and 2xGTX 780.For the PSU - Get a Rosewill Capstone 650M or a G-650 from Seasonic.They're both great!
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I guess its preference, but if your plan is to build out a new rig long term, id save the money til you build the whole thing. As an example you can spend your 250 now on a gpu, and in 3 months when your reaching the end of your build a better gpu for 250 will probably be available.
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