Originally Posted by gex80
Better to have more then what you need. Besides the stronger the PSU the more room to grow in terms of components. Say if he wanted to upgrade to two 8800GTs? he would need more then 300W which each card at 425. for bfg that is.
I'm not saying everyone is fine with a 500W psu. If you have a sli/crossfire capable mobo and you think you may upgrade in the future, then of course buy something a little more powerful. But apart from enthusiast forums like this, what overall percentage of people ever run sli/crossfire? I don't know exact numbers but I can't imagine it would be over single digits.
Originally Posted by mnishimura00
yeah you can... my rosewill 950w barely fit in my p180. took about 10 mins of pushing and pulling to make it fit.
650 is plenty, but id go 750 just to be safe and have a buffer zone.
I didn't mean physical size, more in terms of power capabilities
AFAIK ASUS only makes one 650i sli mobo so yes they are the same. Oh and what exactly is your budget? In terms of quality 750W PSUs they don't come much cheaper than the Corsair.
Unnecessary, it has already been stated that a 650W will be more than enough. If I had to guess his rig will hit no more ~450W (probably closer to 400W) at full load with overclocking.Edited by shinji2k - 6/16/08 at 8:38pm