Have been at it for a while now keep going back and forth...have most components some are on the way..cant decide between the corsair 850 or the 950 watt.
Here is my new to be rig
Gigabyte GA X58A UD3R
6 GB OF CORSAIR RAM C7
1 TB WD BLACK 64 MB CACHE
Sony sata dvd-rw drive
2 BFG 9800 gt's oc sli (for the time being...prob. until christmas) then Ill need some receomendations on a new GPU
Picked up the 850 today but now I am second guessing myself to take back for the 950 for a few bucks more.( not really an issue )
Spoke to Corsair who also suggested that the 850 was enough...just want to be sure as pos.
Not really going to be doing any overclocking for the time being...maybe will dabble in the future
Sorry for not giving exact model #s...It's 1:30 A.M. and I just dont have it it me at the moment.
A Corsair 850 watt is plenty big enough and for your current rig overkill.
When you do decide to upgrade the 850 watt unit will give you plenty of headroom for upgrade. Depending on how pricing is by Christmas I would still bet on the ATI HD 5850 being the best bang for the buck option. Take a look at my power requirement sticky for more info.
Yes if all corsairs are like my corsair then they deliver all their rated power and more. You do not need to worry about your current (overkill I might add) corsair 850W. I would bet that it could easily deliver 950W when it needs to (although constant would be a bit iffy). Not that your current rig would ever use nearly these amounts of power.
I actually switched cases today and went a picked up the coolermaster CM 690 II. I was up in the air between the two then realized this one might work out a little better. I also picked up the Frio CLP0564 for a cpu cooler.
Would it smart to exchange the 850 for a 750 while i still can ???...keeping in mind that I will def. be bumping up my gpu at the end of the year... looking at the great info I was given it seems I might have went a little overboard. Will the 850 have any major downside?