PC check and psu check :)

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I'm not to sure but I seriously would of thought that the 850watt PSU is more than enough for dual GPUs and the setup you've listed.

TRI/QUAD GPUs then you would need to be thinking of a higher PSU?

Saying that I've just checked the descriptions and the 1000watt says its dual GPU ready and the 850watt doesn't.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly for a more informative reply.
 
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That 850w will be fine for any 2 single core graphics cards you can buy.

kk how abut duel or such or has anyone got the power requirements of the DX11 cards ? im guessing they will be lower power hungry than 8800s and such as all cards have been less hungry recently ?.
 
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The 5870 as far as we know only has 2 6-pin pci-e power connectors, so the maximum power consuption can't be higher than 225w (18.75A). It's around 187w if reports are correct.

The GTX 295 uses around 289W, buying an old 2 core GPU now would be a bit silly IMO.
 
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Ok just got to fully check that the 850 psu will be able to handl e this build ? its the build i hope to build over time so im not buying it all in 1 go but will the psu be really fine for a overclock, all the front bay devices and 2 gfx cards that MAY change its just an example.

Or will i need the 1000w power supply ?

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That 850w PSU will be able to cope easily with that system. The 750w would to, but given the small price difference you may as well go for the 850w. :)
 
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That 850w PSU will be able to cope easily with that system. The 750w would to, but given the small price difference you may as well go for the 850w. :)

ok so what are 1000w needed for ? if you were to add water cooling and pumps and maybe duel loops ?.
 
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3-4 GPU setups, multiple CPUs, having lots of HDDs, and other additions like water cooling.

Very few people really need a 1000w PSU.
 
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