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August 16, 2011 3:32:59 AM

What size power supply would you use for:

MB ASUS|P8P67 WS REVOLUTION REV 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K (OC)

3x PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a small SSD, Optical drive, HDD.


Just looking for a ball park wattage and maybe some models.

Thanks.
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August 16, 2011 3:49:40 AM

Well you need around 500w for a single 6950 [comfortable room] and each card will probably be around an additional 150-160w only. I would get a quality 850w PSU, some suggestions:
Antec HCP-850
Corsair HX850
Corsair AX850
Kingwin Lazer Gold 850W
NZXT Hale90 850W
SeaSonic X850
XFX Black Edition 850W
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August 16, 2011 3:57:00 AM

Would that 850W be close to full load? Should I look at 1kW PSUs for some breathing room?
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August 16, 2011 4:57:23 AM

Rated TDP on a 6950 is 200W, so 3 of them will pull about 600W under full load, an 850W might do it, but if you are going to spend the money on 3 6950s step it up to a nice 1k or 1.2kW unit.

Considering the price tag of that graphics setup i would probably go for a Corsair AX1200, or an Antec HCP-1200, they are both excellent units and will provide enough overhead for overclocking down the line, or some extra power if you add in a liquid cooling system.
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August 16, 2011 5:19:49 AM

Thanks for the response. A little breathing room is nice. That 1.2KW Corsair is looking really good... but, right now, I am thinking 1kW.

This has been recommended

OCZ ZX Series 1000W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004P1IWZU

I am about to pull the trigger; can i get a second on the wattage, make and model?
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August 18, 2011 11:44:17 AM

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