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Thanks for the input guys. I figured I would be close but wanted to make sure first.

I may just go big and go for the AX1200 for the headroom. I'll just have to re-do all the wiring as I just read they aren't compatible with other Corsair units.
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Originally Posted by InvalidUserID;13194893 
Thanks for the input guys. I figured I would be close but wanted to make sure first.

I may just go big and go for the AX1200 for the headroom. I'll just have to re-do all the wiring as I just read they aren't compatible with other Corsair units.

Ok Good Luck! Good Desicion.
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An AX1200 is of course an amazing power supply, but it's also incredibly expensive overkill. If you have the money to spend, then of course it's your choice, but it's doubtful that you'll break 850Watts even overclocking and stress testing, let alone in any real world situation.
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Originally Posted by ocpokey;13194940 
An AX1200 is of course an amazing power supply, but it's also incredibly expensive overkill. If you have the money to spend, then of course it's your choice, but it's doubtful that you'll break 850Watts even overclocking and stress testing, let alone in any real world situation.

That's why i still suggest the seasonic m12d 850W.
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I think with a good PSU like the 750HX you'll be fine. Just be sure not to overclock with voltage adjustment or do something silly like run Furmark on both cards and LinX.
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by ocpokey;13194940 
An AX1200 is of course an amazing power supply, but it's also incredibly expensive overkill. If you have the money to spend, then of course it's your choice, but it's doubtful that you'll break 850Watts even overclocking and stress testing, let alone in any real world situation.

I just did the math and yeah...maybe a little overzealous in saying AX1200. If the 850 works and isn't cutting it too close then I'll consider that.
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post #17 of 22
Don't overclock the 480's if you run it on the HX-750.
post #18 of 22
If you wanna upgrade, like I said a 850W would do great. The M12D 850W mentioned by other people is a fine unit but it's 1) hard to find and 2) expensive when you do find it. Considering the XFX 850W Black Edition has virtually the same internals and is typically $20-40 cheaper, that'd be my recommendation.

By the way the M12D does not have the same output capability at 12V as the HX1000. The HX1000 can actually do 40A on both its +12V sources for a total of 960W, but the M12D can only do a combined 840W between both its +12V rails. Don't get any wrong ideas there tongue.gif
post #19 of 22
tx 750 with i7 overclocked and fans pump. the power ran fine, shut off system and psu was going for 2 mins, so i would get 1000 watts but ax850 ran them good when i had 480 sli. still hot air from psu but 580 now smile.gif
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post #20 of 22
Although 850w is preferable for two GTX 480's, 750w should have no problems what so ever as long as you don't run LinX/Furmark together for long periods of time.

The HX1000 wouldn't be a wise choice anyway, as it's an old and average performing CWT PUC unit.
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