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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...021&Tpk=TP-650

If you don't care about modularity, and don't mind dealing with rebates, then this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...021&Tpk=TP-650

If you don't care about modularity, and don't mind dealing with rebates, then this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product
Would it be better to just get a 750W, to slightly future proof and give me more headroom for the future.
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It depends if you're going to SLI/CF GTX 570 or 6970's (or something of similar power consumption) in future.
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It depends if you're going to SLI/CF GTX 570 or 6970's (or something of similar power consumption) in future.
I plan too in the future maybe next go around on 28nm, as I plan on Triple Monitors until I can't anymore. If I need to open my budget thats fine as long as its worth it.
    
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Well I had already been in search for a new PSU and I figured using my current PSU would be pushing it or wouldn't allow me to Overclock, so I was looking into one I didn't realize a 850W would literally be overkill. Does anyone have a PSU they could recommend me, as my GPU just came in today.
Your current PSU has enough power and it seems to be relatively ok for overclocking so far, however it's just that I personally wouldn't trust it for my own system for the long haul, nor would I ever recommend it to someone looking for a new PSU.

So I mean, I say install the 2nd 5870 and enjoy it while simultaneously shopping around for a better PSU.

Also, if you're absolutely 100% certain that you will be Crossfiring or SLI'ing two cards that create the need for a good 750W power supply, then here are just a few of my personal 750W recommendations (sorted by price):
  • Antec High Current Gamer for $109.99 shipped (non-modular), comes with a $10 Mail-In Rebate
  • XFX Core Edition for $120.98 shipped (modular, but not as good as their "Black" or "XXX" editions), comes with a $20 Mail-In Rebate
  • Corsair TX750 V2 for $124.98 (non-modular), comes with a $10 Mail-In Rebate
  • Antec TruePower New with a blue LED fan for $135.98 shipped (the regular one is not in stock at Newegg right now)
  • XFX Black Edition for $135.98 shipped (modular), comes with a $20 Mail-In Rebate


I think the highest quality unit in this list is the XFX Black Edition, however the best value in this list might be the XFX Core Edition. Although either way, all five of these are quite a bit better than the BFG unit you currently have.
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If you're gonna run that BFG unit with overclocks and such, make sure you don't fold or do CPU intensive stuff while gaming. It will probably work, but it's still a peak rated Huntkey unit - and not a good one either.
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Your current PSU has enough power and it seems to be relatively ok for overclocking so far, however it's just that I personally wouldn't trust it for my own system for the long haul, nor would I ever recommend it to someone looking for a new PSU.

So I mean, I say install the 2nd 5870 and enjoy it while simultaneously shopping around for a better PSU.

Also, if you're absolutely 100% certain that you will be Crossfiring or SLI'ing two cards that create the need for a good 750W power supply, then here are just a few of my personal 750W recommendations (sorted by price):
  • Antec High Current Gamer for $109.99 shipped (non-modular), comes with a $10 Mail-In Rebate
  • XFX Core Edition for $120.98 shipped (modular, but not as good as their "Black" or "XXX" editions), comes with a $20 Mail-In Rebate
  • Corsair TX750 V2 for $124.98 (non-modular), comes with a $10 Mail-In Rebate
  • Antec TruePower New with a blue LED fan for $135.98 shipped (the regular one is not in stock at Newegg right now)
  • XFX Black Edition for $135.98 shipped (modular), comes with a $20 Mail-In Rebate


I think the highest quality unit in this list is the XFX Black Edition, however the best value in this list might be the XFX Core Edition. Although either way, all five of these are quite a bit better than the BFG unit you currently have.
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If you're gonna run that BFG unit with overclocks and such, make sure you don't fold or do CPU intensive stuff while gaming. It will probably work, but it's still a peak rated Huntkey unit - and not a good one either.
Guy's I can't thank you enough for your advice on helping me out with this, I think for my rig's safety, I'll just play it safe until I get paid Saturday.
    
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What 5870 do you have? The 1gb or 2gb versions?
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SeaSonic M12II 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W 80 PLUS Certified
XFX 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular
5870 2gb version look for a 750w one but Seasonic should be fine aswell. Its going for around 90 the 620w One
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Guy's I can't thank you enough for your advice on helping me out with this, I think for my rig's safety, I'll just play it safe until I get paid Saturday.
No problem, man.
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