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June 11, 2012 8:14:50 PM

Here's what I'll be running

-ASRock Extreme3 Gen3
-i5 2500k
-64GB Samsung 830
-1 TB HDD
-ASUS DVD Burner
-Several USB ports (mouse, keyboard, sound card, headphones)
-Two LED 120MM Fans
-Two 120 MM Fans

Both the card and the CPU will be overclocked.

and I don't currently have a GPU, but I'm guessing I'll go with one of the following:
-GTX 480 (I'm a little worried about the heat of this card, though)
-550 Ti SLI
-GTX 570
-HD 7850 SLI
-HD 7870

But one of my major concerns with a PSU is how much overhead I have for future upgrades. I want a, say two year future proof on the PSU, if that can be achieved.

I was thinking of going with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
as it matches my black/gold color scheme and is semi modular.

Any suggestions?

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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2012 8:25:57 PM

You're good to go with that psu even if you wanted to sli some 570's together.

Edit - I take that back, I didnt catch the OVERCLOCKED part. Go with at least an 850w unit to give you the OC headroom you'll need.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
June 11, 2012 8:27:16 PM

it's a good PSU and will meet your needs. corsair TX v2 series will also match your black/gold color scheme
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June 11, 2012 8:34:21 PM

ct1615 said:
it's a good PSU and will meet your needs. corsair TX v2 series will also match your black/gold color scheme


I'm a little bit disappointed that it isn't a modular PSU, but, does it have the cable length to work with a bottom mounted case like the Rosewill Challenger?
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June 11, 2012 8:41:08 PM

ct1615 said:
yeah plenty long cables. there is hybrid modular version with the same color scheme. enermax unit you linked is better (not by much) but the corsair is around $10 or so cheaper.


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



And will the 750W be good enough to power an OC 7850 SLI or even single 7850?

Edit:
I found an amazing PSU for this build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I think I'm going to stick to this one.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
June 11, 2012 9:37:13 PM

Jolly roger said:
And will the 750W be good enough to power an OC 7850 SLI or even single 7850?

Edit:
I found an amazing PSU for this build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I think I'm going to stick to this one.



with a single 7850, you will be around 325w total system power. with a quality 750w unit, you could run three AMD 7850 so two in cross fire will be no issue.

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June 11, 2012 9:42:10 PM

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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2012 9:43:44 PM

It would be overkill for anything you are going to throw at it, unless you decided to SLI GTX 480s... but because it's efficient at low levels that's not really an argument against it. The price is right.
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