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Hello everyone!

Over the next few months I will be upgrading everything in my pc, basically a new build. It will be my first time doing so by myself so I was hoping you guys could offer some advice as to where to start and what to aim for. I have a good budget that I am not firm on by any means. I'm guesstimating $1500+ with no case, keyboard/mouse or monitor. Just the guts.

What I am hoping to do is upgrade gradually while still using this current pc as I go.

First things first, I solved a recent graphics issue due to insufficient psu wattage so I will be buying a pair first. I am thinking around an 850. Definitely want quality here... I have had a few suggestions but I could use a few more.

Thanks guys.

Justified.
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If PSU is your first upgrade, are you planning to SLI in the future, or going the single card route? As far as PSUs go, I love the Corsair HX I have, and I also like NZXT's (Though they are a bit pricier) 850 is sufficient for most things.
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Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

If PSU is your first upgrade, are you planning to SLI in the future, or going the single card route? As far as PSUs go, I love the Corsair HX I have, and I also like NZXT's (Though they are a bit pricier) 850 is sufficient for most things.

Down the road I plan to SLI yes. Currently considering a GTX 670... just have no idea which brand to go with or if there is a better deal to go with. I hope SLI 670's will carry me for a few years.
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You dont need more then 750 watts with two video cards hell you could do it with a 650 watts
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You dont need more then 750 watts with two video cards hell you could do it with a 650 watts

The 670's eat 170 Watts each... plus I wanna get water cooling and some lights and stuff... 850 may be overkill I guess but, I don't wanna chance the problem I have now and be underpowered.
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The 670's eat 170 Watts each... plus I wanna get water cooling and some lights and stuff... 850 may be overkill I guess but, I don't wanna chance the problem I have now and be underpowered.
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