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Old 10-04-2011, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Recommend PSU for High End + SLI

I currently have: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply

Newegg.com - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply

Open to suggestions. I know a PSU is very important.
Looking to run bulldozer + SLI (500/[600?] series cards)

Budget: 80$+30$ if REALLY GOOD brand/worthy-ness.
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Default Re: Recommend PSU for High End + SLI

You won't do it for 80bucks. Youre looking at atleast 750W psu. And they are not cheap.

The cheapest 750 is and Antec Earthware at 99.99 on sale @ 89.99

That'll power 2 560ti or maybe 570 but higher end cards will need more.
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Ok, so what would you recommend... price aside.
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What high end gpu are you going to run? That is the main question.

I'd buy an appropriate sized Corsair, Antec High current, Seasonic, or Silverstone one. Which are bout 110 and up.

But weith out knowing the gpu, its hard to say as 2 560tis work on a 650/700, 2 580S need 800/950W.
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Yeah to be realistic, most likely gonna get a 560ti right now...

But I just want to buy a PSU that i wont need to upgrade 3 years down the road.

I'll get home soon and post some stuff. I'll let you pick it out.
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