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January 12, 2013 9:38:47 PM

I am building this PC and recently...the price on everything skyrocketed. I need to find a good power supply for it, I thought 500W would suffice, but I've been told that If I ever plan on Crossfire, I need 700W+. Do I really need it? What inexpensive power supply can I buy without sacrificing quality?
~Here's what I have. I have already had shipped case, mobo, and disk reader.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $802.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 18:31 EST-0500)

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January 12, 2013 9:47:36 PM
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Yes, you need more than 500w for SLI.

The one on your list will probably work, but I would go with a little more headroom for about the same money:

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 12, 2013 9:56:20 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Yes, you need more than 500w for SLI.

The one on your list will probably work, but I would go with a little more headroom for about the same money:

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

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

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


Nice, quick response...Thanks for answering my question and thanks for giving me that Corsair suggestion, it's perfect for what I'm thinking of.
January 12, 2013 9:56:29 PM

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