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Old June 5, 2012, 05:48 PM
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660 should be enough for that and an oc. :)

Only reason to get more would be a brace of hdd's, crossfire, watercooling etc.. It would be pushed if you had something like these but for a standard build then your looking good.
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Not that there is much of a difference but I never say never.
Get the 760, in case you change your mind and want dual cards.

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thanks heaps again for the replies guys

@ST i wont every be running dual cards. i did dual 5850(i did it just for braging rights) and i didnt get much improvement, to me it just seems to use more power.
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thanks heaps again for the replies guys

@ST i wont every be running dual cards. i did dual 5850(i did it just for braging rights) and i didnt get much improvement, to me it just seems to use more power.
Run 27" or Metro all out and you'll change your mind very quickly.

Multi isnt' for everyone. Its just for those whom play certain games or game in surround.

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Old June 7, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Cazushio,

It is true that you can get away with the 660 watt power supply, but for me personally, I'd get the higher wattage power supply unless you intend to keep your system exactly the way it is now.

For example, What happens if down the road, you wanted to upgrade to another 1-video card setup but it was more power hungry than your current proposed 7870 or 660 graphics card? Then in this case, 660 watt power supply may not be enough down the road.
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Cazushio,

It is true that you can get away with the 660 watt power supply, but for me personally, I'd get the higher wattage power supply unless you intend to keep your system exactly the way it is now.

For example, What happens if down the road, you wanted to upgrade to another 1-video card setup but it was more power hungry than your current proposed 7870 or 660 graphics card? Then in this case, 660 watt power supply may not be enough down the road.
Have to disagree... newer cards are LESS power hungry than older ones. I believe with this very high quality PSU he will be good on pretty much any single chip GPU for a hellofalong time.. or at least till he replaces the whole rig.

unless the manufacturers do a U turn on recent progression then he's very safe with the 660 watt which will run a 680 and overclocks.
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Old June 9, 2012, 04:49 AM
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I was looking for a new power supply and finelly ended up getting the 950Watt PC Power & Cooling.It actually puts out more power then it is listed it will run at 1000watts and the peak power is 1080 ,plus I like the strong 83.4 amps on the 12v rail.I know it does'nt meet the high standards that PC Power & Cooling once had but the test show it to be within it tolerance.I know there are better ones out there but as far as I can tell this seems to a pretty good power supply without the high price.I paid $150 and it has a 7 year warranty ,I can't tell no difference from this one to my almost $300 I paid for a Cooler Master 1100 watt UCP.It has plenty of cable and they are pretty long.I know some people like modular but I did'nt really care since the new case I bought has plenty of room to hide all of them.
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I was looking for a new power supply and finelly ended up getting the 950Watt PC Power & Cooling.It actually puts out more power then it is listed it will run at 1000watts and the peak power is 1080 ,plus I like the strong 83.4 amps on the 12v rail.I know it does'nt meet the high standards that PC Power & Cooling once had but the test show it to be within it tolerance.I know there are better ones out there but as far as I can tell this seems to a pretty good power supply without the high price.I paid $150 and it has a 7 year warranty ,I can't tell no difference from this one to my almost $300 I paid for a Cooler Master 1100 watt UCP.It has plenty of cable and they are pretty long.I know some people like modular but I did'nt really care since the new case I bought has plenty of room to hide all of them.
I would love to see scope shots of it when it starts running to its 'peak'.

That should never be a determining factor in a PSU, ever. Although OCZ and there PCP collaberation has brought some better units (finally) to the market. THere is still better..

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I will agree there are better power supplies out there ,I will never run this one at peak with a i7-3820 and a GTX-670 plus 3 harddrives and one 256gigs SSD drive.
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Well I don't have a Oscilloscope to measure the ripples and other things ,I just went by the reviews and it got decent reviews most were gold awards .I have already said you can buy better power supply and get tighter ripples ,but this one stays in spec for a silver 80 and it does'nt cost as much .But for a 950 watt power supply that will run up to 1100 watts and still work fine can't be all bad.It almost could be rated a Gold but it was just 89.8 at 50% and did not make it to 90.Don't know why dislike the 950watt PC&Power cooling Mark II so much,the only complaints I found was the ripple was around 70mv at full load,which could have been a lot better .But you not going to be able to tell any difference ,or I can't.I am running my i7-3820 at 4750gig and it stays at 1.288v enough said it a decent 1000 watt power supply for $150 long cables,but you can always find a better one ,but this one does the job good enough for me.IMO
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