About to call it and get a 4870 PSU/Brand?

So I was waiting for a dual slot 4850, however with the Live search cashback deal I think I'm about to just snag a 4870 but I had a couple questions.
First can anyone comment on PSU, I believe I have a 550w Antec, it does have 2-6pin connectors but does this seem like enough power? Currently I have a x1900xt with no problems and http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine seems to check out alright, just looking for confirmation from anyone who has one installed.
Second, what brands are the most recommended for Radeons? I'm leaning towards Sapphire or Visiontek but if anyone has comments I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
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  1. Not Diamond.
  2. PSU is fine
  3. From what I've gleemed, visiontek has a lifetime warranty and is available at major retailers like Best Buy.

    From what I've heard through the grapevine.....stay away from Sapphire!

    Your powersupply sounds fine but if you're planning on Crossfiring your cards...you're gonna need a 750watt or more.
  4. ^^^ +1 I'm partial to Sapphire myself

    ^^+1
  5. Jpmeaney said:
    From what I've gleemed, visiontek has a lifetime warranty and is available at major retailers like Best Buy.

    From what I've heard through the grapevine.....stay away from Sapphire!

    Your powersupply sounds fine but if you're planning on Crossfiring your cards...you're gonna need a 750watt or more.



    VisionTek does have a lifetime warranty

    As for PSU requirements http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129113 crossfire setup requires minimum 600 watt PSU.
  6. Yeah, running on a Tyan server board so crossfire isn't even an option. Gonna follow prices a couple days but it looks like Visiontek is winning currently (I'm a fan of lifetime warranties, I don't upgrade that often). Thanks for the help everyone.
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