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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello,

Im about to upgrade my PC.

Currently running:

Q6600 2.4Ghz
680i SLI mobo
2x GTX 260
5 Hard drives of various sizes
2GB Ram

*All on a 650W PSU*




I am upgrading to:

i7 920
MSI X58A-GD65 Intel X58 1366 Motherboard
2 GTX 260
5 Hard drives
4GB Dominator ram @ 1600Mhz

*? PSU*


I was thinking something like a 750W? or 800W? Any ideas because I'm unsure of the power consumption needed to run the new system.

Theres only 2 catches: cheapish (but well known brand) and modular

Any ideas?

Many thanks,

Stu
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post #2 of 18
Cheaping out on a PSU could bring a lot of bad results. Like poor performance, or blown caps on the mobo.
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post #3 of 18
your system will pull about 515w so id go with a corsair or seasoninc rated at about 700-750
Edited by HAGNK - 3/20/11 at 4:11am
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post #4 of 18
750W will be perfect - you could check Corsair HX750.
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

When I say cheapish I probably mean the ones that are around £50 or £60. Not the £80/£100 big jobs. But thanks for the suggestions so far I will look into the Corsair HX750.

Any more I could consider?
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post #6 of 18
Don't buy the HX750, there are lots of better PSUs than that.

Buy the Antec High Current Pro 750w.

Also, a good 650w can power that rig
Edited by tryagainplss - 3/20/11 at 4:16am
    
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post #7 of 18
As the people above me have said, 750W PSU should be sufficient for that setup.

Get XFX Black 750W for $130.
Edited by adizz - 3/20/11 at 4:22am
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post #8 of 18
3' 7"
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
3' 7"
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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post #10 of 18
No plans to change the GPU soon ?
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