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Old December 3, 2011, 12:00 AM
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A 1000W will do you just fine. And have plenty of headroom.

1500W is a LOT of power, like everyone else is saying, 4 video cards will net you close to that. 2, will not.

2x 6970 @250W TDP = 500w
i7 2700k 95w
HDD 15W Each = 75
10 fans at 3w each = 30w
2x DVD drives = 60w
Motheboard/ Ram = 25w at most

A 1000W PSU will easily handle your load, keep in mind it's nearly impossible to run ALL components at 100% load, which is what quality power supplies are designed to be runned at, they can handle more.

A 1500w PSU simply isn't necessary for a dual GPU/single CPU build, no matter how extensive your component section is.
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Old December 6, 2011, 04:55 PM
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I agree. A 1000W psu will be sufficient and also provide futureproofing in case you plan on doing tri- sli/xfire down the road. I use the 1000W silverstone strider gold.

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Old December 6, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Maybe he really intends to run an OC'd BD, but he's ashamed to admit it...... That would explain the ultra-high power requirements.... ;)
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Old December 10, 2011, 04:43 PM
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lol definitely not doing a BD but even the oc'd 2600k can pull a little over 200 itself.
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