Best value/quality modular PSU.

My build consists of an Ivy Bridge i5, Radeon HD 7850, 8GB DDR3, and a SSD. I'm about to upgrade to an R9 290, as well as put in a 3TB 3.5" HDD. Current PSU is only 450W, so my first question is whether I need to upgrade?

Power supply calculators I've checked say that I should be just about okay with 450W. I don't intend to do any overclocking any time soon, but may in the future. I may also add some more memory, storage, and a second R9 290 in Crossfire, but not for at least a couple of years.

I live in the UK and wouldn't be looking to pay more than £60-70 for a decent PSU. Can somebody point me in the direction of a quality supply that would give me plenty of headroom? I was thinking 750W tops, modularity would be a bonus.

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  1. I'm not too sure 650W would afford me the headroom to Crossfire... Most of what I've read seems to suggest 800W to be safe.
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    I saw an evga supernova 750W around the same price that's not bad, but you won't get good quality, 800W and modular for your price.
  3. Decided to pay a little more and get the Corsair RM 750. Found a good deal on Dabs. 750W sounds like it will be fine for Crossfire, provided I don't go crazy with the overclocking. Cheers!
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