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Ok, thanks for the help. Let me give you more info.

Here is the build I'll be buying.

Asus P8P67 Pro
DDR3RAM 2x 2GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill ECO CL9 (1,35v)

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K
Noctua D14
64 GB Crucial RealSSD C300
Define R3 Black
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 (only one)

Things I already own and will be keeping.
WD caviar Blue 500gb
Sony DVD RW Sata

So I won't buy a second VGA now, but I would like to keep the option open for a possible upgrade.

At the same time I'm already 50 euros above what I was planning on spending, so I might just get the 650w and not crossfire. Would the 650w handle a single 6950 moded to 6970 and a high CPU overclock?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Firanford View Post
Should I go with a 650w or 750w PSU?
SeaSonic X750. 750W is more than enough. This is probably the best 750W unit money can buy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087
    
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You could get away with a 650w psu with what the 6950's in CF



Those cards dont even touch 500watts at load. However you would have more headroom if you want to do a heft overclock on all your components if you went with a 750w.
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Sufficient is proper in my books. Why would I buy a PSU that is well beyond my needs?
I guess one doesnt need to go beyond sufficient. Its just that I have often experienced erratic 5v 12v values when on tight power budgets. And after changing the psu, those probs went away. And then theres the thing with ocing. OCing just the cpu to a high level can easily increase the power requirements of a system. So I believe its safe to have a 200Watts legspace

But if on a tighter budget, WELL then its better to stick with sufficient.

@FIRANFORD ----> yeah, 650w would handle a single 6950 moded to 6970 and a high CPU overclock.
    
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Ok, thanks for the help. Let me give you more info.

Here is the build I'll be buying.

Asus P8P67 Pro
DDR3RAM 2x 2GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill ECO CL9 (1,35v)

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K
Noctua D14
64 GB Crucial RealSSD C300
Define R3 Black
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 (only one)

Things I already own and will be keeping.
WD caviar Blue 500gb
Sony DVD RW Sata

So I won't buy a second VGA now, but I would like to keep the option open for a possible upgrade.

At the same time I'm already 50 euros above what I was planning on spending, so I might just get the 650w and not crossfire. Would the 650w handle a single 6950 moded to 6970 and a high CPU overclock?
might want to consider next gen ssd's around the corner
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