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I'm going to piggyback on his question to ask -- Would I hit a wall trying to SLI 570s (stock) with an overclocked CPU on the 750w? I'm basically wondering if my current set up and a reasonable "middle of the road" ivy bridge setup would max out the AX750 if I were to SLI my 570. I've heard these PSUs are so good that they can run above their rated output, but it's not something I would want to depend on to run that kind of setup.
It'll be fine, even with overclocked 570's.
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So it would seem the 850 is worth the extra £20, unless someone says different?
also my 580w hyperx has been going strong for 5 years now lol.
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So it would seem the 850 is worth the extra £20, unless someone says different?
also my 580w hyperx has been going strong for 5 years now lol.
You might as well spend the extra in my opinion. You're already spending a lot but you're going to sleeve it and stick with it for a while. Might as well get something that allows you to upgrade to basically anything.
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You might as well spend the extra in my opinion. You're already spending a lot but you're going to sleeve it and stick with it for a while. Might as well get something that allows you to upgrade to basically anything.
Yeah this is what im now thinking, thanks .
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you have a good looking system there. you also have a gtx 295 which was the flagship for nvidia once so i assume you spend quite a lot on your computer.

soon nvidia will update their flagship cards, probably something like gtx 595, then you will probably want to buy it. if you buy ax850 now, you will have more than enough headroom then. because its a corsair, chances of failure is dim, and you would not want to change a good psu later on when needed.

also 850 watts is not an overkill, i you asked should i buy 1200 watts, id sayy NO!, but in no way 850 is an overkill..

so my vote goes for either hx850 or ax 850.
    
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you should go with 850 just so if/when you might need the extra power you don't have to worry about your psu or get a new one.
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you have a good looking system there. you also have a gtx 295 which was the flagship for nvidia once so i assume you spend quite a lot on your computer.

soon nvidia will update their flagship cards, probably something like gtx 595, then you will probably want to buy it. if you buy ax850 now, you will have more than enough headroom then. because its a corsair, chances of failure is dim, and you would not want to change a good psu later on when needed.

also 850 watts is not an overkill, i you asked should i buy 1200 watts, id sayy NO!, but in no way 850 is an overkill..

so my vote goes for either hx850 or ax 850.
Thanks some really good points their,
I think ill order an ax850.
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