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January 22, 2011 8:39:49 PM

Right now I have a Rosewill 1000W power supply that has died immediately upon attempting to power on my system after installing a new GTX 570. I'm pretty sure this power supply should be able to handle my system load, but since it died twice (I got a replacement under warranty and then that one died too), it's either a bad graphics card, an insufficient psu, or some bad combination of the two parts. In either case, I was thinking of just getting a new power supply that should definitely be good and good for a future upgrade.

Right now my system specs are:
Asus P6X58D Premium
Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.33GHz
OCZ Gold 6GB 1600MHz
GTX 570 (want room to upgrade to SLI 2 of these in maybe a year or so)
GTX 260 (Manufacturer Overclocked)
2 x 1TB WD Caviar Black HDDs in RAID 0
2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD
LG Blu Ray Burner
LG DVD burner

So if anyone can recommend a power supply from a good brand that should be able to power this w/o trouble (including the 2xGTX570s in SLI + GTX 260), I'd greatly appreciate it, or at least hinting me in the direction of good brands and what sort of power output I should be looking for and any other features to look for in a power supply.

Edit: I forgot that PSUs can be expensive as hell. I'm aiming mainly for something in the $120-$170 range

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January 22, 2011 9:01:51 PM

Sorry I didn't include my budget in the first post. That's kinda out of range for me and was looking for something a bit cheaper ($120-$170) If it's still possible to get what I'm looking for in that price range.
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January 22, 2011 10:13:33 PM

geekapproved said:
You don't need that, you just need 800-850w. A quality unit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...\

$109 after rebate is pretty reasonable.

Great PSU (Running it myself) but I won't run 2 GTX 570's and a GTX 260 SC on it (remember OP wants to run two GTX 570's down the road). I would run two GTX 560's (releasing Tuesday) and the GTX 260's though. For a little more money you could go with the Corsair CMPSU-950TX to be on the safer side.
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January 22, 2011 10:17:40 PM

davcon said:
Anything from Corsair,Antec,Seasonic,Enermax.
Something with at least a 5yr warranty and 1000W or more.
Probably your best bet you get what you pay for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


+1 Corsair and seasonic seem to have the best ratings of all the psu companies
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January 22, 2011 10:43:06 PM

tecmo34 said:
Great PSU (Running it myself) but I won't run 2 GTX 570's and a GTX 260 SC on it (remember OP wants to run two GTX 570's down the road). I would run two GTX 560's (releasing Tuesday) and the GTX 260's though. For a little more money you could go with the Corsair CMPSU-950TX to be on the safer side.


+1 to you to lol
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January 22, 2011 10:49:25 PM

tecmo34 said:
I think that is what I just said :lol:  :D 


Yes, I agree, or should I just put +1, seems to be the trend in this thread.
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January 23, 2011 7:59:14 PM

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