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Can't choose a PSU...

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January 14, 2010 2:35:03 PM

I need to choose a PSU but can't... I have been looking at the Ultra x4-850 for this build:

i7 960
evga x58 classified mobo
evga gtx 285 (will be running two in a few months)
Corsair dominator 6 gb 1600
Fatal1ty champion sound card
Killer Xeon Pro network card
Corsair H50 liquid cool
Cooler Master HAF 932

Thanks guys!

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January 14, 2010 2:41:05 PM

Ultra isn't going to be good quality.

If you don't have the HAF 932, there's a combo on Newegg (assuming you're in the US) with the HAF 922 and an OCZ StealthXStream 700W for $110 after rebates.

If you have already bought the 932, stick with a Corsair, Antec Earthwatts or OCZ. The OCZ above is $60 after rebates, outside of the combo. Stick with 700-750W. That's all that's really needed.
January 14, 2010 2:54:59 PM

Awesome! so a 750w will be fine for dual gtx 285s later down the road?
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January 14, 2010 2:57:56 PM

Yes. And when you switch to ATI's superior offerings, it will handle everything from them too.
January 14, 2010 2:57:56 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

HERE are 6 good PSU for your system, choose one acording with your budget and brand preference.

My votes goes in this order:

1- Thermaltake toughpower W0117RU
2- Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue
3- Antec TruePower New TP-750
4- Corsair
5- Thermaltake Toughpower XT W0229RU
6- Thermaltake Toughpower W0223RU

Or you can calculate the PSU yourself with THIS

Good luck!
January 14, 2010 3:09:59 PM

ATI cost a arm and a leg for the 5870(?) whatever the highest card is..

want to spend no more than 200 on it..

thanks for that link!!!
January 14, 2010 3:43:18 PM

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
January 14, 2010 4:07:34 PM

^You don't need 950W for your rig, with 750W is enough.
January 14, 2010 4:28:29 PM

January 14, 2010 4:38:37 PM

I just don't want to have to buy a bigger one later on down the road.
January 14, 2010 4:43:53 PM

You won't need to. Newer tech actually uses less power.
January 14, 2010 4:47:38 PM

okie. ty!