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Old April 10, 2009, 12:36 PM
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I agree with you, I also tend to err on the side of caution. But having an "overkill" PSU means not as good power efficiency in low load situations (when the computer is idling or near-idling - which is, in my case, most of the time, since it's often on from 7h to 23h). So for PSU, I'll try to get something with some overhead, but not too much, especially if the power supply is a good one. But this is really a personal choice. And you do have to consider the upgrade you might make to your rig...
Consider the OP's original query....I7 and Tri Sli 285's...even a 1.2kW PSU would definitely not be considered "overkill"...
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