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Corsair HX750 vs HX850

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June 15, 2011 12:12:35 AM

I intend to overclock an i5 2500k and evga gtx 560 Ti on an Asus p8p67 deluxe board. Will a 750W be able to sustain this setup? Also will the 750W be able to handle an SLI of the 560's as I may possibly try that in the future.

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June 15, 2011 3:24:19 AM

The GTX 560 Ti doesnt need a ton of power and a 750W unit can support two of them in SLI easily, the 750 HX wont have any issues with it.
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June 15, 2011 5:05:50 AM

As hunter stated, go for the Corsair HX-750 - it is modular; very nice feature, and of course Corsair! Good quality!
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June 15, 2011 7:36:55 AM

On paper the 750 should be plenty, in reality the more power the better when you add fans, OC etc etc.

Corsair make solid PSU's, just make sure it has the 4x pci-e cables and if you can afford it go 850w for futureproofing.
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June 15, 2011 10:18:13 AM

I agree with beanoslim. The 750 will cope fine, but if you can, go for the 850 as the closer you keep wattage to 50% load of the PSU, the more efficient you get. Not to mention adding components in the future / over clocking.
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June 15, 2011 10:23:47 AM

If you are going for them then get X series PSU's from Seasonic. The HX is an awesome line up, but you can look up the AX series of Corsair. Newer design and good!
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June 15, 2011 10:27:37 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
If you are going for them then get X series PSU's from Seasonic. The HX is an awesome line up, but you can look up the AX series of Corsair. Newer design and good!


They are designed for the literally highest end, premium applications. The OP will be much more financially suited to the HX series, for their needs, they'll not see the difference between AX and HX.
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June 15, 2011 12:55:04 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I'm already a tad over budget by adding an ssd, but I'll see what I can do to swing the 850. If not, I don't honestly think I will SLI 2 cards, its just having the option I'd like to be ready just in case, ya know? xD
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June 15, 2011 12:57:29 PM

If you're not SLI'ing two 560's then buy one 570 and save up for SLI'ing another in the future. For that you'll definitely need 850W, but due to you saving money on only buying a single card, you'll be fine.

You then have the ability to SLI in the future.
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