So my current PSU is just a cheap, generic one, don't get me wrong, it works well, never had any issues, despite the experiences of some. I doubt it actually supports 850W, which is why I'd like opinions on a new PSU, for when I SLI 760's.
Current build is;
PSU - 850w cheap generic PSU, bought over 2 years ago.
CPU - i5-3570k @ 3.80 (stock cooler)
Motherboard - Z68AP-D3 Rev 2
Memory - 8GB DDR3 1600 (Will buy 4GB next week)
HDD - 1 TB 7200Rpm 3.5" and 500GB 5400rpm 3.5"
Video Card - 1 KFA2 EX OC 760 overclocked on top of factory OC, 100 additional core clock and 300 additional memory. (Will add another 760 in 1-2 months/SLI)
First off, forget about 'overclocks' whan thinking about power supply sizes; an 80 watt cpu overclocked 25 % will only need an extra 25 Watts. A 200 Watt graphics card clocked an extra 5% will need 220.
Also ignore anything written on a cheap power supply. It could say 21.1 Jigawatts for all the manufactures care. https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware...
This is informative. Tou have been ;informed'. !
If a power supply costs less than a $ for every ten Watts you need to check this chart.
P.S. .. , it is folly to clock graphics cards. Buy an Asus cuII , leave it at stock and get to give it away yrs down the line.