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Old February 2, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Hey everyone i just wanted some ideas on what wattage i should get on my new build i'm about to start.

It's more of an upgrade of this current system:
1tb hdd
128 gb sdd
Phenom II x4
8gb ddr3
600 w psu
Radeon HD 6790

I will be adding the following:
Phenom x6
another 6790 for crossfire.
(maybe another 4~8gb of ram)

I'm thinking of a 750-800 watt power supply to cover for the crossfire and have enough head room for maybe a gpu and cpu upgrade down the road. I use my system for light editing for youtube and playing high ends games(skyrim,and bf3 :P) Money isn't the issue for the power supply, i need a good one so no going cheap on that one, also i don't plan to overclock my system.

Any advice to the build would be much appreciated :P ty.
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Old February 2, 2012, 04:36 PM
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I have had two Corsair units in my past computers both without any problem what so ever. I am going to be upgrading in about 3 months and will be going for the Corsair 1200 AX.
I would recommend looking at the 700 or 800 @ $112 and $126 @ NCIX. Just my two cents worth, best of luck to your upgrade.
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Old February 2, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Yeah i heard many great things about corsair and that was where i was leaning towards, thnx
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Antec and Silverstone are a few other reputable ones as well.
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Old February 3, 2012, 03:34 AM
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XFX is a good power supply with beautiful Aesthetics . Seasonic is another one stable and great.
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Old February 3, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Agree with the XFX, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec. I would say 750w would be perfect.
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Old February 3, 2012, 11:13 AM
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PC Power & Cooling make great PSU's as well. Not sure if they are easy to find these days though
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