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PSU for 7970+i5-2500K?

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January 28, 2012 5:19:13 AM

I'm currently planning on getting a Corsair Enthusiast Series 850W (aka TX850 V2) for my (to-be) computer. Is that PSU enough for these components, or is it too much? I'm trying to save money here...
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM (just listing it in case it, for some reason, draws extra power)
Drive 1: OCz Vertex 3 60GB SSD (same reason as above)
Drive 2: WD Green 1TB (ditto)
GPU: Diamond AMD Radeon 7970 3GB
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-219L DVDRW OEM (just listing it in case)
And on another note, said components should fit into a CoolerMaster HAF922 case, shouldn't they? It's a pretty big case.

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January 28, 2012 5:31:45 AM

@Davcon
Once I get enough money/the 7970 gets dated I might grab another one and Crossfire it, but since AMD invented some amazing new technology to decrease the second GPUs power usage, 2 7970s should work with a 750W PSU, right?
I might also do a little bit of OCing on the 2500K, btw.

@amuffin
I'm in Australia and (unfortunately) newegg doesn't ship internationally any more (although if they did I could probably end up buying a second 7970 with the savings)...
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January 28, 2012 5:40:15 AM

Hyperaxe1 said:
@Davcon
Once I get enough money/the 7970 gets dated I might grab another one and Crossfire it, but since AMD invented some amazing new technology to decrease the second GPUs power usage, 2 7970s should work with a 750W PSU, right?
I might also do a little bit of OCing on the 2500K, btw.

@amuffin
I'm in Australia and (unfortunately) newegg doesn't ship internationally any more (although if they did I could probably end up buying a second 7970 with the savings)...

Yep! you're correct a quality 750W will be fine, even with oc's.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review... = oc'd X58 platform.
Antec TruePower TP-750 750W
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-TruePower-...
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January 28, 2012 5:45:52 AM

Go with davcon's psu choice! :) 
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