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Why has no one mentioned that 850w is totally useless on this setup. How far are you sli-ing? Even a Gtx 580 sli can withstand a 750w, and it doesn't seem you're buying that. No go with a 750w at most as that will save you a good deal of money.
     
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Alright build cee but im looking to get a 570 gtx. Obsidian the thing im worried about is if i do get a sdd drive in the future that means i would have to juggle 3 drives which seems a bit of a hassle.

2 x 1tb drive plus sdd drive
1 x 2tb drive plus sdd drive

Will the 3 drives be faster then the 2 drives? When i do upgrade to a sdd drive does it become pointless since its gonna be the same speed?
post #23 of 53
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Why has no one mentioned that 850w is totally useless on this setup. How far are you sli-ing? Even a Gtx 580 sli can withstand a 750w, and it doesn't seem you're buying that. No go with a 750w at most as that will save you a good deal of money.
Never thought about that, I always assumed you needed 850w. Can 750w handle sli 570 plus overclocking comfortably?
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Why has no one mentioned that 850w is totally useless on this setup. How far are you sli-ing? Even a Gtx 580 sli can withstand a 750w, and it doesn't seem you're buying that. No go with a 750w at most as that will save you a good deal of money.
Jeez, what is your problem?
750w is cutting it close. If you can afford 2 top end graphics cards, what's wrong with investing in a psu which can comfortably power it without cutting it close.

850w is not an overkill in anyway.
    
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Jeez, what is your problem?
750w is cutting it close. If you can afford 2 top end graphics cards, what's wrong with investing in a psu which can comfortably power it without cutting it close.

850w is not an overkill in anyway.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4051/n...in-the-gaps/15

Maybe because having a psu that's overkill is inefficient? Add 225w for another card on max and you can still get by with a 750w. And remember that's probably unlocked voltage on furmark! Real world will never see that kind of stress while gaming.

Op it's up to you. Wanna dump the cash? By all means go ahead. If you do get an 850, look at xfx as they could be cheaper, or get either a Seasonic or am AX series for a truly amazing 850w psu.
     
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post #26 of 53
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Just got a new budget of plus £100 now i can afford to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr. Would you guys spend the money differently? Also will 850w be able to handle 2 of these?
post #27 of 53
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Just got a new budget of plus £100 now i can afford to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr. Would you guys spend the money differently? Also will 850w be able to handle 2 of these?
Depends. In general, go to the psu section and they said you will be covered. At stock clocks you should be perfectly fine. But let's just say for a minute you decided to watercool and overclock your cards and unlock voltage control and stability test you cards. In that case you may be stressing a good unit. For that reason if you ever plan on doing that, possibly purchase a 1000w. If your shaking your head saying no that's not me, then you will more than get by on a good 850w psu. You will have good OCing headroom.
     
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Just got a new budget of plus £100 now i can afford to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr. Would you guys spend the money differently? Also will 850w be able to handle 2 of these?
Should do.
    
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post #29 of 53
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This is going to end up costing me quite abit, i dont think i will be upgrading for a while so i was thinking i could just buy a 650w and sell that when im ready to upgrade. A 650w corsair tx should be fine to run a single 580 gtx right? Can i overclock anything as well?
Edited by rook4eva - 3/7/11 at 5:52am
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This is going to end up costing me quite abit, i dont think i will be upgrading for a while so i was thinking i could just buy a 650w and sell that when im ready to upgrade.
Sounds like a pain in the arse. You'd have to be at a loss there. But hey if your going that route, go to the psu sub thread. I believe they will show you that you can get away with a 550 . Dont take my word for that one, as I said, consult them. Me I'd get a 650.
     
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