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Is this PSU good for 4870x2??

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November 16, 2008 4:48:50 AM

Hey, i'm building a new system and just wondering if my PSU is a good choice for the 4870 x2.

XION Supernova XON-800R14N 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Too much? Too little? Just Right?

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November 16, 2008 11:16:01 PM

It's more than enough. However if I were you i would go with a more well known brand Corsair, Antec, OCZ. A 600-700 watt PSU should be more than enough
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November 17, 2008 4:32:02 AM

The HD4870x2 uses 264w of power at load, with the rest of your system a 650w would probably run it, but with overclocking, possible RAID, case fans, RAM etc. you're better off going with a quality 750w to keep it in the efficient part of it's power band. The Corsair 750w and PC Power and Cooling 750 are both $100 after rebates and with free shipping at Newegg right now and both get great reviews across the board, go with one of them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 17, 2008 3:59:18 PM

I heard its better to have a Modular PSU. Is this true? If so, why? Should i get one and which one would you perfer?
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