Hi there i recently put a machine together and altho its running fine i feel i need to upgrade the psu to a higher wattage for future proofing. My question is what psu should i get ? I was thinking about either the cp-850 or the cp-1000 what do you think of those units. My current specs are.
ocz modxtreme 600watt psu EDIT 500watt psu not 600
Asus sabertooth 990fx
amd 550 black cpu ( soon to be a bd fx cpu)
16gb corsair vengeance ram
ati 5770 single graphics card.
I was thinking about adding a second 5770 to the mix for a year or so and then upgrading to i higher end setup.
i could also use help on that. Should i just add the second 5770 cf them and be done for a while or should i break down and buy a new card all together ?
If you have any other advice for this build let me know
why would you go for a 850W or 1K PSU while a 600W PSu will run your current and future rig just fine....
every brand (Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Antec,....) have a small market segment PSUs and high efficiency ones....
for eg. Coolermaster SilentPro series are ones of the best PSUs ever, Corsair have TX and HX series, Thermaltake best known for their Toughpower series, Antec has the TruePower and HCG series....
i recommend you search google and read reviews from several sites about the PSU you'll get.
you don't need to upgrade the PSU, if you plan to
use the spec above in the future, OCZ modXstream pro 500W enough for BD + 5770,
see the review of hardwaresecreet : http://hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-5...
but if you do overclock and upgrade higher VGA spec,
then you need a bigger PSU. Say minimum 550W-600W. It will safely.
Get a PSU according your budget, Also you can see the review of a PSU brand from reviewers like jonnyguru / hardwaresecreet / kitguru / Hardocp. after seeing the reviews you can get a price + performance.
for example: you've been offered a PSU with large wattage and reasonable price and high performance also long warranty, would you ignore it?? That's just my suggestion.