AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 2x2gb 1600mhz DDR3 Ram 2 Hdds (though one is just for backup and they arent in RAID setup, one is a 500gb WD Caviar blue the other is only 150gb WD 7200RPM (its like 5 years old just use it for backing up files)
My GPU will be a 5800 series (5850 or 5870) or one of the new 6k series (which i hear require less wattage then the 5k series) I do plan to EVENTUALLY Crossfire if things keep going they way they are And i may or may not overlock my CPU sometime along the line
so based on this do i need 750w or 850w?
Reading different sites and different recommendations some sites say 750w is ample while others say 850w is better
Anyone with experience please help
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regardless of which i need the 750w or 850w
Ill prob be getting the XFX Black edition 850w (if i go 850w cuz its 139$ after MIR)
if i go 750w it will probably be a 750tx for 85$ CDN after MIR (because a 750 HX is 129$ and the XFX Black 750w is 134$) so if i decide to up my budget ill end up getting an 850w cuz its 5$ more....but if not and 750w is ample and people say a 750tx is good enough 750tx here i come!
750 watt should be fine, the ati cards arent very power hungry, just make sure you get a decent brand of PSU, such as corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic and so on