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Old October 15, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Default Upgrade to 850w or keep 650w?

Since I am about to rebuild my system due to a new case, HAF-X, I was thinking of getting a new power supply while I'm at it since HAF-X allows the usage of more oversized fans. (can't wait till i move my stuff into this beastly case)

Would you guys recommend me upgrading the PSU now? Or should I wait till I upgrade the graphics?

Target power supply:
Corsair AX850W

Current power supply:
Antec Truepower New 650w (such a good power supply, have three running in the house for around 2 years and their noise level never raised one bit)

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Intel i5 2600k @ 5ghz
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G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600MHZ 2x4GB

1x Samsung DVDRW Drive
2x Intel 80GB SSD X25-M G2 in RAID 0
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3x 200mm CM RED LED Fan
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Old October 15, 2011, 01:34 PM
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650 is fine, but if you want sli or a 580 you'll want a 850W.
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Old October 15, 2011, 01:36 PM
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How good is the AX850w compared to the Antec TPN 650w ? (besides having more watts)
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Old October 15, 2011, 02:55 PM
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How good is the AX850w compared to the Antec TPN 650w ? (besides having more watts)

Pretty good. Read through Jonny guru's review

Corsair AX850 Review
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650 is fine, but if you want sli or a 580 you'll want a 850W.
^^Agreed
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Old October 15, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Yep, you'll definitely want a bigger PSU if you want to go sli with everything moderately to highly overclocked. Also the AX850W is a phenomenal power supply.
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