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PSU up to the Sandy Bridge task?

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January 5, 2011 2:12:51 PM

Hey guys. Going to upgrading to SB as soon as I can get my hands on components. Here's what I'm thinking about...

What do you think of my PSU choice? Better to have gone 750W or is that overkill? Also, is 460 a decent card for gaming or would 5770 have been better?

Corsair 650TX (650W) PSU
EVGA GTX460 (single) graphics card
i7-2600k
Gigabyte or Asus P67 (1155) Motherboard
Single HD
Single Combo DVD/CD drive
4 GB Crucial RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Thanks.
-Josh

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January 5, 2011 2:16:15 PM

A 650w psu from Corsair will be plenty of power for the build above with room to spare.

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January 5, 2011 2:18:23 PM
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I would try a PSU calculator like this one. http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
I think 650W will be fine for that system though.

As far a graphics card go, it looks like the 460 is a better performer. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/15
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January 5, 2011 2:33:29 PM

Thanks guys. FYI, it looks like the available motherboards (Gigabyte/Asus) won't do SLI (only Crossfire)... but I'm not planning on it anyhow.
January 5, 2011 2:38:16 PM

JoshNYC said:
Thanks guys. FYI, it looks like the available motherboards (Gigabyte/Asus) won't do SLI (only Crossfire)... but I'm not planning on it anyhow.

Both Gigabyte and ASUS are offering 1155 Motherboards that support Tri-SLI, I'll personally be going witht he ASUS Maximus IV Extreme.
January 5, 2011 2:46:44 PM

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January 5, 2011 2:47:33 PM

Really? Looks like I missed that. Thanks.
January 6, 2011 1:02:49 AM

Ok. One more spin on that – what if I decide down the road to SLI the GTX460? 650 still enough?
January 6, 2011 4:32:48 AM

Yup, a 650 will do your build and SLI just fine
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