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New power supply for GTX 580?

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I recently just upgraded from an ATI 5870 to NVIDIA GTX 580. I am wondering, what would you guys recommend for a power supply? I do not really ever plan on going SLI, so it would always be a single graphics card setup. I *might* (but unlikely) utilize another card (like a 9800GT) as a PhysX card in the future, so I want to possibly keep some headroom for that.

Right now I have an Enermax 625W that is about 2 years old. NVIDIA recommends 600W minimum for the 580. But I have seen recommendations on other forums ranging from 600W-750W. I ran one of those wattage calculators for my system, and it recommended a PSU with 712W.

Is my Enermax fine? Or should I look at something in the 700W range? Like the Corsair AX-750 or the Seasonic X-760? See below for my setup.

Thanks

Edit: I guess I should add that I already have the 580 in my system and it's totally stable, except for a problem with the card which is outlined here: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9393...-problems.html. I am RMAing the card, but EVGA tech support claims that the power supply could be the culprit.
Edited by jhaze84 - 2/13/11 at 7:57pm
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Your current power supply is fine. A system like yours will run on a good 500W.

The people commending 750Ws are idiots, and power supply calculators are generally terrible unless you know how to use them correctly, and avoid the ridiculously bad ones like Newegg's.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The people commending 750Ws are idiots
+1 to that.


Your PSU is fine, OP.
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