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July 22, 2013 7:19:48 AM

I'm currently looking to have 1 GTX 770, but in the near future am planning on getting another 770 for SLI. Should I get a bigger power supply from the beginning or should I upgrade my PSU when I add another 770?
Also, assuming I went bigger to start with, would this PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
be enough to comfortably support 2 of these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm definitely willing to go gold vs silver/bronze if it means power savings in the long run.
Oh, and I don't know if it matters but I'm planning on using an Intel Core i3570k for CPU with this water cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(if that's important to know for power draw).

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a c 1983 ) Power supply
July 22, 2013 8:34:54 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

+ $15 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL17, ends 7/29

$114.99

$20.00 rebate = $94.00

Better than the Rosewill , more than enough power and cheaper
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July 22, 2013 8:51:57 AM

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July 22, 2013 2:37:33 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

+ $15 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL17, ends 7/29

$114.99

$20.00 rebate = $94.00

Better than the Rosewill , more than enough power and cheaper

Two quick questions:
Will 850w be enough to support the 2 GTX 770's, my i5 3570k CPU, and the water cooler? I read a review on toms hardware that said running two 770's would take a minimum of 850w PSU.
Secondly, what's the difference between certified gold and certified bronze? I plan to use the crap out of this computer so PSU efficiency/quality will be important to me.
Ok I lied, 3 questions. Is SeaSonic the best brand in PSU's in your opinion?
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a c 1983 ) Power supply
July 22, 2013 2:58:37 PM

850w Will run it , but if you want extra headroom:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX 1050W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Made by Seasonic.
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a c 1983 ) Power supply
July 22, 2013 3:00:18 PM

Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when you open a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that.Thanks for posting on the forum.
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July 22, 2013 3:12:42 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
850w Will run it , but if you want extra headroom:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX 1050W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Made by Seasonic.

That's a little more what I had in mind.
SeaSonic makes XFX? That PSU had very few ratings on newegg o.O
Also, thanks for help so far. I picked you as solution.
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July 22, 2013 3:13:58 PM

Seasonic makes all XFX PSU's.
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July 22, 2013 3:22:04 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Seasonic makes all XFX PSU's.

Ok, I think that covers everything. I'll be getting the 1050w PSU you recommended :)  thanks for your help.
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a c 1983 ) Power supply
July 22, 2013 3:25:29 PM

It's a nice unit at a great price , and plenty of horsepower for your future SLI.
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