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4890x2 PSU requirement

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January 25, 2011 8:13:13 PM

Again, I'm turning to the community because I'm getting conflicting responses in my online research.

I'm currently using a BFG 1000W PSU.

However, I'm running the following:

Asus P5Q, Q9550 (oc'd to 3.8ghz), 8gigs DDR2
Radeon 4890x2 Crossfire X (Oc'd)
6 SATA drives
6 SSD drives
1 DVD drive
5 Gentle Typhoons
1 H50 Waterpump
2 140mm fans
Plus 6-8 USB devices

Now...yes, I've tried the calculators out there - some give me a req of 750W - some say 1000W.

What is your opinion?

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January 25, 2011 8:45:13 PM

I've got a horrid habit of buying PSU's much bigger than what is actually needed, so my vote would be to stick with a 1000W just to be sure all of your drives are getting the juice they require and that your GPU's wont fail under heavy load.
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January 25, 2011 11:43:45 PM

Is the read out from my UPS accurate in measuring my question? Currently, I'm running Dragon Age Origins in the background and the wattage pull from my UPS is around 400w.
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