Require some feedback on future build...

Ok this will be like my 3rd computer I have built although this will be the first one in 5 years as my previous one has managed to last 5 years. Ive spent the past year browsing the internet and researching on the whole build. There has been alot of thinking gone into this...

The specs are as follows: CPU: Amd FX 8150
GPU's: Crossfired HD 6850's (2GB Version): Total: 4GB GDDR5
Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme 3
Hard Drive: 1x1TB (7200RPM), 1x500gb.
Ram: 16gb DDR3 1600Mhz

I've come across a problem though when choosing out the parts, the problem is the PSU, I've used online PSU Calculators and they say that 750-800w should be enough although the graphics cards specs are 500w each.

I hope you can help me out...

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  1. NOOOOO! Not the BD!

    Well first I would like you to edit your post so that we can help you out better. There is a stickie at the top of the forums where it shows how to Ask for advice. The information from that post is needed to help assist you better.
  2. I've always built AMD Based Desktops and always will... Just need advice on what PSU would be most suitable.
  3. No way they both need 500W. 850W should be plenty.

    I would recommend against this build though. crossfired on that mobo is x16/x4 so the speeds are severely reduced.

    i would go with an i5 -2500k, asrock extrem4, and a corsair 850w v2. then xfire those 6850s.

    The 16gb of RAM is overkill. a 2 x 4gb 1600 mhz config is plenty for now and leaves slots open for future expansion.
  4. I'm sticking with the FX 8150 although going for the motherboard after the one I said as it is newest version and has 3x pcie x16.
  5. Will 850w be enough to give me overclock headroom?
  6. With the limited information i have dont know what your using your computer for i will say this for a 6850 and 850W psu is overkill, if you dont plan to SLI for whatever it is your doing go with a 650W, if you do plan to SLI go with a 750W
  7. how about a asus crosshair v formula for a mobo? i have one on my 8150 works like a charm.

    go 7870 sapphire/msi or if you have the bread go with 7970 haf x amd case

    seasonic x-850 850w 80plus gold or corsair ax850 850w 80plus gold for the psu either of the two will kick ass
  8. Ive done some research on the case I have, its supposed to be a SilverStone case. Are they any good?
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