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September 25, 2010 10:35:02 PM

I just recently purchased the corsair 650 watt power supply for 51$ after MIR. I was goin to build a new i5-760 / 2x2gb ram / pc but then saw the new sandy bridge will be coming out shortly.

Question 1:
I was wondering if I should return the 650 and get something larger due to the new i5 sandy CPU. I will most likely be using a single evga 460gtx 1gb card.

Question 2:
Is there anyway I could sli with the 650watt psu, I am aware it only has 2 6+2 connections and higher end gfx take 2alone. (extra connections, etc.)

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a c 77 ) Power supply
September 25, 2010 11:33:19 PM

1) The Corsair 650TX is more than powerful enough for the new Sandy Bridge chipset and a GTX 460.

2) As for SLI, the 650 is powerful enough for two GTX 460's but you'll need two Molex to 6+2pin PCIe adapters for the connection. With that said, you would be safer running a 750W power supply... IMO.
September 26, 2010 12:12:08 AM

Thanks for the fast reply, I'm just stuck deciding now if I should or might sli in the future. I don't play too many computer games. I guess it's personal preference. The 750 will be 81$ after MIR so you think it would pay off in the long run to pay the extra 30$ and get the 750 just in case I sli?

As of now I only play wow (embarrassing I know) and waiting on some good fps. Eventually star wars old republic.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
September 26, 2010 12:13:16 AM

what techmo stated, you can easily run the GTX 460 in SLI witht hat PSU

also most GTX 460 come with 1-2 adapters

Corsair 650w for $51 is a steal
September 26, 2010 9:56:14 PM

One more thing, would it be wise to send the tx650w back and hope for a better deal (either the same size or larger)since I won't be building until the new sandy bridge comes out? I'm hoping to not spend over 250$ for a new CPU. I can't find a straight forward answer to how much the i5 sbridge CPU will cost.
a c 164 ) Power supply
September 26, 2010 10:03:52 PM

why would you need a more powerful PSU?

you won't get a better PSU for $50.
September 26, 2010 10:21:57 PM

You're correct, now I jut have to test it on my old computer and make sure it's not doa before the 30 days newegg exchange policy is up :) 
October 3, 2010 12:03:16 AM

Best answer selected by NGEd72.