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post #1 of 17
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My system is filled out in my sig rig, but switch out the 5870 for an Overclocked 5970 that will be coming in tomorrow.

I was thinking a good 750watt or 850watt would be good for now, but would they be future proof if I wanted to add another 58xx in the future?

My only preference is that it must be from BestBuy. I don't have a choice this time, sorry Newegg. ]=

My current choice is:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...&skuId=2193302

Any input is highly appreciated and just may receive rep.
    
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If you have to buy from Best Buy, should be a pretty simple process.

Step 1: Find all high end Best Buy PSUs.

Step 2: See if they are listed here:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

Step 3: Buy the one in your budget!

That's it!

Edit: After looking at Best Buy's selection, looks like it pretty much has to be a Corsair. Does it have to be available in store?
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 3/22/11 at 12:29pm
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post #3 of 17
The power supply you had a link to would be perfect. A 750 would actually work. So I would go with the 850.
post #4 of 17
Of the options they have available then I would say that is definitely your best choice and will be future proof. The only one I may recommend above it is this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...&skuId=9506876 and that's only because it's modular, but it is more expensive also.

IMO you can't go wrong with Corsair PSU's so you will be fine either way
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post #5 of 17
I second that^ if you want better cable management go with the one razor linked. That is of course you want to spend the extra $. But 850 is perfect!
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
After looking at Best Buy's selection, looks like it pretty much has to be a Corsair. Does it have to be available in store?
Doesn't need to be, I plan on getting it sent to their store though.

@ N3kko -

Do you think 850 watts would be enough for Tri-fire?
    
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post #7 of 17
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A modular PSU would be a waste of money IMO, and it also won't look as clean in my case. Non-modular = better airflow in NZXT Phantom

Although I do like the HX series, I don't want to spend more money than I have to for quality.
    
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post

@ N3kko -

Do you think 850 watts would be enough for Tri-fire?
I think it should, but if you want to feel more comfortable get a 1000W. That is what I have seen most have in a tri setup.

But I am pretty sure 850 will be enough.

What GPUs were you going to use for the tri?
Edited by N3kko - 3/22/11 at 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Doesn't need to be, I plan on getting it sent to their store though.

@ N3kko -

Do you think 850 watts would be enough for Tri-fire?
Definitely enough, even 750w would suffice.
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post #10 of 17
I'm confused. How does less cable clutter with a modular PSU amount to worse airflow and a messier case?
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