I'm building a monster computer for a friend here shortly, and I need suggestions on a power supply. He wants one from the AXi series, but I don't know if the 860i is powerful enough, and the 1200 is sold out right now. I have an AX1200i, but i don't really want to give it up (But I can). Anyways, his specs are as follows: FX-9590, Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme, 32GB of DDR3 RAM 1.5v (1866MHz), 2 R9 280x's, a blu ray drive, all in an HAF X case, I don't know how many fans there are. All of this is going on an Asus Crosshair V Formula Z motherboard. Also, 2 SSD's and 2 2TB HDD's. The Extremevison PSU calculator I used said it needed about 850 watts, which is cutting it close, but what about aging of the power supply? He plans on using this computer for a long time, as he doesn't upgrade much.
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11/25/13 at 5:16pm