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Old October 7, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Ok so would it be a good idea to go with a lower end SSD and then a 1TB WD Black for nothing more then the capacity?
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Old October 8, 2009, 08:22 PM
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you would want around 120gb+ SSD drive, on the solid state drive goes OS and all your frequently used programs, then yeah a 1tb WD Black for storage of music files, movie files, downloads etc, anything that has a chance to get deleted or moved around.
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Old October 9, 2009, 05:46 PM
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any particular recommendations?
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Old October 9, 2009, 06:19 PM
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How many video cards are you planning on having?
THat 1000W PSU seems like a bit much.
See my sig...
The i7 920 is OC'd to 3.8GHz, gtx275 @ 666/1666/1199 running great on a Corsair TX650W.
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Old October 9, 2009, 06:24 PM
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the 1000 watt makes sense for future proofing as adding more 5870's to later will require the power as for a SSD
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX120G In Canada.

is a good choice
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Old October 9, 2009, 06:33 PM
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I suppose if you're planning on running 3 high-end video cards and a couple SSDs and HDDs and an OC'd i7 you may end up needing 1000W.

How big of a monitor are you using?
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Old October 9, 2009, 08:59 PM
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the 1000 watt makes sense for future proofing as adding more 5870's to later will require the power as for a SSD
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX120G In Canada.

is a good choice
If you can afford it initially its a good choice to "future-proof" yourself....nothing worse than purchasing 2 new PSU's in a year or so.....

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I suppose if you're planning on running 3 high-end video cards and a couple SSDs and HDDs and an OC'd i7 you may end up needing 1000W.
Actually, even 2 monster GPU's....top end WC set-up...bunch of drives will very much like this PSU....in many cases 3 high end GPU's are requiring 1.2kW...
650W running SLI high performance GPU's would defntiely be "iffy".......you decide to go multi GPU...now your buying another PSU...
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Old October 9, 2009, 09:08 PM
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Corsair 750W or 850W would be good for most SLI/Crossfire rigs, no?
I wouldn't throw another card in my rig with the 650W, but I don't plan on running SLI right now anyway so it dosn't matter.
When/if I do then I'll either sell the 650W or put in into another rig.
If you can afford a 1000W, and think you'll use it sometime in the near future then go for it.
Everyone here should know, though, that there's really no such thing as future-proofing a computer build (unless you stuff a whole bunch $$$ inside the case).
I'd say go with Corsair 750W or 850W to be ready for SLI.
If you want/need more later, sell it and get a 1000W or 1200W.

I'm no expert though.
I just hate seeing people waste money (maybe because I have so little).

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Old October 9, 2009, 09:51 PM
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I was running my 280 in SLI on a PC P&C 750W...but really didn't feel comfortable with it.....I wouldn't get any less than a good 850W....

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that there's really no such thing as future-proofing a computer build (unless you stuff a whole bunch $$$ inside the case).
I new this would come up...but I can guarentee you a good 1000W PSU IS future-proof...in Computer time..(compared to all the other Components in your build)....same as a very good Case...

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I just hate seeing people waste money (
Thats why when you buy your PSU...you buy one not thinking about what is enough now....but thinking about what will be enough next year ;)
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for all your help guys, now the quest for money begins!
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