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HX1000 is much too expensive for what you get, and it's overkill. A good quality 650/750w would be more then enough, Seasonic and Corsair's AX series sell fully-modular models. But the AX1200 is overkill even if you got a third 6970.
sea-sonic does make the best power supply's
    
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You don't need anything higher than a quality 850w PSU for that setup. So perhaps consider the new XFX PRO 850w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207008
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post #13 of 35
Before you get the ax look into sparkle 1250.but honestly you only need 1000 watts for extreme clocks.the nzxt 1000 also a very good option
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post #14 of 35
I love the AX1200 fully modular (Y) looks good. you wouldnt have to buy a new PSU ever. and its uber efficient.
     
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post #15 of 35
Get the Sparkle 1250W Gold Class for $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817800001
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I'm sure an AX850 and your current HX850 can handle 2-3 cards perfectly. The AX1200 would be an exception for something like 4 6970s.
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post #17 of 35
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Thank you for the quick response everyone.

I did not originally plan on such a large power supply but the newegg power supply calculator showed 1017w. I looked at the HX1000 and liked that one as well however the AX1200 cables looked much nicer lol. Its silly i know but I'm slowly trying to work towards a certain look for this comp.

It also might be important to note that I will be adding a full EK liquid cooling system and from what I have read ill need some extra power for the pump.

Are you sure that an HX850 would do it? I'm just fearful of having to upgrade again sometime soon if i go lower that's all. Big plans tight budget lol
A 650-750w will power two 6970's easily. Unless you're going to quad SLI four GTX 580's, then 1200w is pointless.

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I love the AX1200 fully modular (Y) looks good. you wouldnt have to buy a new PSU ever. and its uber efficient.
Not if you have stupidly low loads on it. Afterall, 1200w is almost double of what he needs.
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A 650-750w will power two 6970's easily. Unless you're going to quad SLI four GTX 580's, then 1200w is pointless.



Not if you have stupidly low loads on it. Afterall, 1200w is almost double of what he needs.
MEH AND WHAT? he wont need a new one forever, has a long warranty so would probs save money on buying psu's in the long run.
     
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MEH AND WHAT? he wont need a new one forever, has a long warranty so would probs save money on buying psu's in the long run.
PSU's don't last forever. The AX750 has the same warranty.
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he asked for opinions on the AX1200. so i gave mine.
     
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