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July 18, 2010 2:36:14 AM

Hi Im building a pc

Spec's-
CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 925, 2.80GHz, Quad-Core.
Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD-EVO.
Graphics Card: HIS 1GB 5850 PCI-E VGA card
Hard Drive: SATA Seagate 500GB HDD .
Optical Drive: SATA Samsung Black DVD-RW.
RAM: G.Skill-NT 4GB DDR3 1333MHz.
Case: Antec 200v2

What powersupply is reccomended for this build?
I was either going for a Corsair TX-650watt or Antec Truepower 650watt
The Corsair is better for my budget but depends what is reccomended.

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July 18, 2010 2:38:30 AM

Are you planning to Crossfire in the future? If so i suggest bumping up to a 750W unit, if not either the 650TX or TP-650 will be fine for you, their small counter parts, the 550VX and TP-550 would also be perfectly fine for a single 5850.
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July 18, 2010 2:45:30 AM

I was probably just going to get the Corsair TX650 just incase i decide to upgrade my graphics card in the future..... also this might seem llike a dumb question but what do you mean by crossfire?
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July 18, 2010 2:46:23 AM

Both the 650TX and the TP650 are very good PSUs and should be enough even for 2 HD5850. So take whichever is cheaper. Crossfire means 2 or more graphics cards (AMD/ATI) while SLI is the same, but with Nvidia cards.
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July 18, 2010 2:47:56 AM

Crossfire is using two ATI cards together to get better performance, your board does support it so it gives you a cheaper upgrade down the line in that you can just add a second 5850 in a year to improve your performance which wont cost you nearly as much as replacing your 5850 with a much more powerful card.
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July 18, 2010 2:50:41 AM

yeh i was probably planning on doing that but not for quiet a while i think that the single 5850 would be plenty for the moment because the 5850 will run pretty much every game full graphics at the moment and should for quiet a while anyway, but yeh ill probably do that.
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