Need PSU and cooling recommendations

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: No later than end-July 2010
BUDGET RANGE: $300 (After Rebates). I'm willing to go higher but I will need a reason to do so.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gfx-intensive operations (rendering/viz), high-end gaming, HD video editing and encoding, photo editing, followed by the usual PC tasks
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: All except PSU, and cooling option
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any reputable online seller (Systemax, Newegg preferred)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Crossfire)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I currently own an ASUS VH242H (1920x1080), and I don't plan on getting a 2nd monitor soon.

Hello everyone,

I have the following parts raring to go, I just need a reco for a solid bottom-mounted PSU that's at least 80+ Silver certified (If you must know, I'm leaning towards Corsair).

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB

How much power would I need to sustain this rig... 750-850W? Also, I have one of them closed-door CPU cabinets with ventilation only at the back so I need more than just the stock CPU/GPU cooling. I've been looking at this guy as a cheap, effective solution. Anyone had any luck with this?

Thanks for looking, and criticisms of the existing setup is moot but welcome nonetheless. If you manage to convince me, I might even end up returning them :P Peace.
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  1. You stated "maybe" for CF but going from an 870 to 890FX chipset adds a considerable chunk and if you plan to OC and not CF i would have gone

    1055T + with HSF Cooler Master 212+ (stick to air cooling)
    MSI 870A-G54/Gigabyte 870A-UD3
    Corsair 650TX/Antec EA650
    HD 5870
  2. I think oh wise batuchka, master of New Build, that he already has the components he listed.
  3. Best answer
    If you are not crossfiring, a Corsair 550VX (41 amp 12 volt rail)
    would be enough.

    A Corsair 650TX (52 amp 12 volt rail)
    would be plenty.
  4. Thanks everyone, for replying. The reason I said maybe for Crossfire, was cuz I simply cannot afford TWO 5870s at the moment. If I upgrade at a later point in time, will the 650TX suffice? For now I think I'll be satisfied with it.

    Winner: jsc :D
  5. Best answer selected by wantitbad.
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