Originally Posted by Yami
Neither build will use anywhere near 650W, let alone 850W, so it really doesn't make a difference. It's unlikely either will pass 500W in use. So just stick either PSU in either machine.
Out of curiosity, how come you purchased PSUs with two different watt-ages for very similar builds?
Thanks for your reply.
I purchased both PSU's for several reasons:
1. Both were on sale with a massive discount [but they only permit one unit per household]
2. Both are rebadged Seasonic with some PC Power & Cooling Silencer parts inside and I heard these companies make very good PSU's
3. I wanted to future-proof both systems by purchasing PSU's with little higher rating than I presently need
4. They both look aesthetically pleasing to the eye [with the exception of the 850, which has a puke green fan, but people tell me no one can see the fan once the PSU is installed (bottom of Computer Case)]
5. Both have a 5 year warranty and that is hard to beat
6. I wanted Corsair quality or better without paying for Corsair prices
7. The reviews for both units were absolutely stellar [esp. when I looked at Johnny Guru's reviews]
8. I wanted to create a PSU quiz on Computer Forums [just jokin']
Originally Posted by Slaymate
Neither PC will need 850w as presently configured. But if you were to add a second video card for SLI then the Intel cpu would make the best use of the additional power. I would use the 850 with the Intel cpu as it has the most performance potential.
Thanks for your input. I had no clue which way to go...I thought the Intel 2500K might be a little more energy efficient so I was gonna put the 650 unit there. Then I thought about the incredible over clocking abilities of the 2500k and thought maybe I should place the 850 unit there.
Finally I realized I have no clue which way to go, and that is why I came here!