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Hello all, I plan to do a couple of upgrades on my system soon and was looking for a little advise on a new PSU, If I need one that is.

I currently own a Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W PSU that I got on sale for $50 when I started to build my new rig. I'm planning on upgrading to a Eyefinity set up since I manged to get a good deal on three monitors as well as buying two new GPU's whenever the new AMD cards come out. Will this PSU be good enough or should I look into buying something with better quality? I don't have a budget for it but don't want to pay for something with a crazy amount of watts I wont need.

My PSU - http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...5&ID=1830#Tab0
+ rep for anyone with helpful advise
Edited by ArtistDeAlec - 2/21/11 at 5:38am
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I'd probably get something like an XFX Black Edition (600W+) PSU.
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It should be fine to run Dual cards, 850 watts is enough
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Personally I would go for new PSU..

A Seasonic X650 PSU would be a great choice,80 Plus Gold, 650W=54A on a single 12+ rail,4 PCIE power connectors..

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if I recall correctly this is a cheapened cwt psh psu. It should do 850w fine which Is way more then enough.

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could you give a link to your psu? (cannot find it by name, you messed up something in it ) TT got some good psu and some crappy to. maybe you will have to change psu or not.
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Personally I would go for new PSU..

A Seasonic X650 PSU would be a great choice,80 Plus Gold, 650W=54A on a single 12+ rail,4 PCIE power connectors..

CHEERS..
I had my eye on that PSU for a while because it was fully modular but wasn't sure if 650Watts was enough for this build I'm new to all this so I'm clueless. Will that be more than enough though? Or should I go for something like a Corsair AX 750/850? I heard some good stuff about that too.
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http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1245&ID=1830

If you are referring to this one, Its good enough for a crossfire setup. It have 69A which is more than enough for AMD cards.
    
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I had my eye on that PSU for a while because it was fully modular but wasn't sure if 650Watts was enough for this build I'm new to all this so I'm clueless. Will that be more than enough though? Or should I go for something like a Corsair AX 750/850? I heard some good stuff about that too.
What's the build?? (GPU's,CPU etc)..

I would only recommend at least 750W PSU for GTX580 SLI rig..

For everything else>> GTX570 SLI, HD6950/6970 CrossFire that Seasonic X650 would be enough as those are 200W Graphich cards.. CLICK HERE (and check out the Peak Power Consumption chart as that's more REAL LIFE power consumption)..

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I'm planning on upgrading to a Eyefinity set up since I manged to get a good deal on three monitors as well as buying two new GPU's whenever the new AMD cards come out.
Wait, what? Which new AMD cards are you referring to? AMD has already released the 6970 and 6950. Are you waiting for Quadfire?
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