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Will the Corsair AX850 be enough for this build?

post #1 of 21
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Hi Guys!!

I ordered a AX850 recently (haven't received it yet) for my build because I really like that power supply. I was only going to run 1 graphics card when I originally ordered it, but now I have decided to run an SLI configuration with 2 EVGA GTX 465's that are Superclocked.

The other components of the build are as follows:

i7 980x (going to overclock to ~4.0GHz)
EVGA 3SLI
Corsair 600t
Corsair H70
Patriot Viper 12GB 1600MHz
Crucial SSD
WD Black 7200RPM 1TB

What do you guys think? Also, is the 2x 465GTX's a good way to go? What would they be comparable to?

Thanks so much guys
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40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
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Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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post #2 of 21
GTX465s are pretty mediocre. They're like gimped 470s. They perform on par with GTX460 1GBs but with a lot more heat and power consumption. 2xGTX460 or 2xGTX470 or 2xHD6870 would be far better.
post #3 of 21
or 570's
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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
GTX465s are pretty mediocre. They're like gimped 470s. They perform on par with GTX460 1GBs but with a lot more heat and power consumption. 2xGTX460 or 2xGTX470 or 2xHD6870 would be far better.
I already had one of them already and NewEgg was running a good deal on another so I figured I would just pick another up.
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i7 980x-Stock EVGA x58 SLI3 SLI GTX 470s 12GB DDR3 Patriot VIPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x-Stock EVGA x58 SLI3 SLI GTX 470s 12GB DDR3 Patriot VIPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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post #5 of 21
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And remember guys.. I'm asking about whether or not the Corsair AX850 will be enough to power my system
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x-Stock EVGA x58 SLI3 SLI GTX 470s 12GB DDR3 Patriot VIPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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post #6 of 21
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No one can help? :/
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40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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post #7 of 21
Yeah it's enough but I recommend the other cards that others have mentioned instead.
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post #8 of 21
that psu should run that equipment at stock speeds just fine. if you are looking to overclock or you get runt of the litter psu, you may have a bad time. there are waay higher end psus to be had in that price range.
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post #9 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dropkickninja View Post
Yeah it's enough but I recommend the other cards that others have mentioned instead.
What would be the cheapest Best 2 cards then? I run the newest games.

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Originally Posted by taystew View Post
that psu should run that equipment at stock speeds just fine. if you are looking to overclock or you get runt of the litter psu, you may have a bad time. there are waay higher end psus to be had in that price range.
What PSU's ? I really like Corsairs and chose this one because it was fully modular.
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x-Stock EVGA x58 SLI3 SLI GTX 470s 12GB DDR3 Patriot VIPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x-Stock EVGA x58 SLI3 SLI GTX 470s 12GB DDR3 Patriot VIPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Crucial SSD, 1TB WD Cavier Black LG 22x Blu Ray Windows 7 64 Ultimate 27" ASUS LED 1080p & 22" LG LED 1080p 
PowerCase
Corsair AX850 Gold Series Corsair 600T 
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post #10 of 21
I would say gtx 470s or 570s would be really good.
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Corsair 750W Haf 932 Razer Deathadder 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel x25m G2(OS) 1Tb WD Caviar Green Windows 7 Professional 64 bit ASUS242 24 inch, Hanns G 28 inch Logitech G15 
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