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Thanks everyone that replied so far!

Still seems like a pretty split decision with both sides claiming to have experience to back it up.

It's not like buying a 1k or 1.2k is a problem. I ran 680SLI and an OC'ed 3570K no problem for a long time with an AX850 (gold label Corsair). When I did this system I thought a quality 860 would be more than enough.
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Thanks everyone that replied so far!

Still seems like a pretty split decision with both sides claiming to have experience to back it up.

It's not like buying a 1k or 1.2k is a problem. I ran 680SLI and an OC'ed 3570K no problem for a long time with an AX850 (gold label Corsair). When I did this system I thought a quality 860 would be more than enough.

the best way is to see for yourself. see if your computer shuts off due to lack of power. if the psu isn't providing enough it will shut off safely (at least it should).for every person that "needs" a 1kw+ psu for a 700w load there's another using the same type of system on a 750w with no issues. that's just the way it is.
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the best way is to see for yourself. see if your computer shuts off due to lack of power. if the psu isn't providing enough it will shut off safely (at least it should).for every person that "needs" a 1kw+ psu for a 700w load there's another using the same type of system on a 750w with no issues. that's just the way it is.

So far I haven't had a single issue but I don't feel I have yet to push the cards to their max. Also, I typically run new systems stock for a while to make sure everything is stable.
Edited by MNiceGuy - 3/11/14 at 1:12pm
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Furthermore, 280w x 2 = 560w. 95w (though a 4770k uses around 107w 100 loaded at "stock" due to turbo) added on is only 655 - 670w range. if you think a motherboard, hard drive/SSD/ram and some fans can draw enough to where it would be "pushing it" on an 860w psu then you've got the consumption figures for those components way, way off.

stock with 780 TI SLI. 853 W while playing GRID2 @ 5760X1200. Sure, I have 4960X, but it's a 130W chip...only 35W more than 4770K. Sure, I have four sticks of ram. Sure, I have an H80i, a single SSD, two mechanical HDDs, and a few fans. Sure, it's nothing more than what is listed above by a user with 770's...but it is not the same card, and there for, does not exhibit the same loading behavior.

LL

I love how people without the hardware comment differently than those that do have it. There's where the split in opinions lays.

So lets say my system is a bit much compared to the OP, even by 100W...running a 850W PSU @ 85%...no thanks. get a 1000W, and have that bit of overhead. With the 860i costing as much as it does, clearly money isn't the factor here, so buy a good 1000W unit that costs just as much, and have some security in the longevity of your system.
Edited by cadaveca - 3/11/14 at 1:34pm
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stock with 780 TI SLI. 853 W while playing GRID2 @ 5760X1200. Sure, I have 4960X, but it's a 130W chip...only 35W more than 4770K. Sure, I have four sticks of ram. Sure, I have an H80i, a single SSD, two mechanical HDDs, and a few fans. Sure, it's nothing more than what is listed above by a user with 770's...but it is not the same card, and there for, does not exhibit the same loading behavior.

I love how people without the hardware comment differently than those that do have it. There's where the split in opinions lays.

So lets say my system is a bit much compared to the OP, even by 100W...running a 850W PSU @ 85%...no thanks. get a 1000W, and have that bit of overhead. With the 860i costing as much as it does, clearly money isn't the factor here, so buy a good 1000W unit that costs just as much, and have some security in the longevity of your system.

What kind of overclock, if any, are you running on the CPU and GPU's?
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What kind of overclock, if any, are you running on the CPU and GPU's?

None. ram @ 1333 Mhz, too. I have a high-power system so that OC wasn't needed.

The 860i is an expensive unit. There's nothing wrong with it. It has some nice features. But if you can afford the extra $100 that PSU costs, step up and spend the $100 more to get the 1200i. It's just money... and I am not one to cheap out on anything.
Edited by cadaveca - 3/11/14 at 1:43pm
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None. ram @ 1333 Mhz, too. I have a high-power system so that OC wasn't needed.

The 860i is an expensive unit. There's nothing wrong with it. It has some nice features. But if you can afford the extra $100 that PSU costs, step up and spend the $100 more to get the 1200i. It's just money... and I am not one to cheap out on anything.

EVGA SuperNova G2 and P2 are better options

They are very close to being on par with the AXi models and they costs far less

AXi models are a ripoff
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None. ram @ 1333 Mhz, too. I have a high-power system so that OC wasn't needed.

The 860i is an expensive unit. There's nothing wrong with it. It has some nice features. But if you can afford the extra $100 that PSU costs, step up and spend the $100 more to get the 1200i. It's just money... and I am not one to cheap out on anything.

I don't want to believe it but cadaveca I think you've clearly shown that a similar system really is pulling 850+ watts. Wow!
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I don't want to believe it but cadaveca I think you've clearly shown that a similar system really is pulling 850+ watts. Wow!

You are as shocked as I was at first. tongue.gif
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EVGA SuperNova G2 and P2 are better options

They are very close to being on par with the AXi models and they costs far less

AXi models are a ripoff


Since I do hardware reviews, I make no specific brand recommendations. I like the Corsair Link stuff, myself.
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You are as shocked as I was at first. tongue.gif
Since I do hardware reviews, I make no specific brand recommendations. I like the Corsair Link stuff, myself.

Not angry with your or anything but i think i should it make clear that i did not make a brand recommendation i made a model recommendation

All other EVGA units are mediocre its only the G2 and P2 that are worth buying
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