Originally Posted by skupples
Paul is mad if he really believes that. I truly think half the stuff that comes out of his mouth is to simply move back logged product. Why would 2 280's take 1000w if two 7970's don't?
Maybe need 1,000W if you have a 5.0 3930k+ in your system, with 32 fans, 4 pumps, 4 HDD's and 6 SSD's.
Sometimes customers who actually watch their videos don't know anything about computers and are just looking at parts for upgrading. When Paul says 1000W, its likely because he knows people will have terrible 1000W PSU's, which sometimes can't even support 600W on the 12V rail. He knows that enthusiasts know better, its just he has to cater for the wide public when it comes to things like this. Two OCed 7970's can easily pull over 750W-800W (total system load) if you're not careful.