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    Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    I've got a core i7 920, 3Gb 1600Mhz ram, Gigabyte UD5 mobo and looking to get one, then a further one in future, of the above cards - which PSU would you recommend to handle this? I have been looking at the PC power and cooling / Corsair 750's so far...

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    I believe either of those PSUs would be fine. Also consider Enermax

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Corsair do some very nice PSU id highly recomend them and userally you can pick them up at nice prices

    I wouldn't go below 750W though on power as that system will drain alot of power and you don't want ur PSU near full capasity as they lose efficentcy when that happens

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Quote Originally Posted by fallen2004 View Post
    Corsair do some very nice PSU id highly recomend them and userally you can pick them up at nice prices

    I wouldn't go below 750W though on power as that system will drain alot of power and you don't want ur PSU near full capasity as they lose efficentcy when that happens
    Oh dear. Neither of these statements are true. 600W PSUs from good manufacturers are perfectly capable of handling 2 Video cards; 750W PSUs have been tested with Quad SLI. And PSUs tend to perform more efficiently when under a decent load.

    Nothing wrong with the Corsair 750 though, and it gives some headroom.

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    I'd choose the Corsair HX620 instead, simply because of its modular capabilities.

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    ENERMAX INFINITI 720W, modular and rock solid!

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    both are good psu's but both rmas are handled in holland.

    I personally would go for a zalman or a seasonic (what corsair's are anyway) as they both offer uk rma. 2weeks and £20 shipping is not fun

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Quote Originally Posted by PwnDirect View Post
    both are good psu's but both rmas are handled in holland.

    I personally would go for a zalman or a seasonic (what corsair's are anyway) as they both offer uk rma. 2weeks and £20 shipping is not fun
    Not all TX's are seasonic... most are CWT

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    -------------------------------------
    Organised by rated wattage:
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    CX400w = Seasonic

    VX450w = Seasonic

    HX450w = Seasonic

    HX520w = Seasonic

    VX550w = CWT

    HX620w = Seasonic

    TX650w = Seasonic

    TX750w = CWT

    TX850w = CWT ???

    HX1000w = CWT

    ---------------------------
    Organised by series:
    ---------------------------

    CX400 = Seasonic

    VX450 = Seasonic
    VX550 = CWT

    TX650 = Seasonic
    TX750 = CWT
    TX850 = CWT ???

    HX450 = Seasonic
    HX520 = Seasonic
    HX620 = Seasonic
    HX1000 = CWT


    And you can RMA back to the e-tailer for the full duration of the warranty...
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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    And you can RMA back to the e-tailer for the full duration of the warranty...
    In my experance 99% of etailers after the year is up they tell you where to go!

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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Quote Originally Posted by PwnDirect View Post
    In my experance 99% of etailers after the year is up they tell you where to go!
    Yeah, but you can insist that they deal with it, they are accountable for the full duration of the given warranty period...

    They can only reccomend that you go to the manufacturer, and the only reason that they do, is it cuts them out, and also possibly speeds up the process, as the e-tailers end up sending it to the manufacturer anyway...
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    Re: Best PSU for 2xGTX260's/HD4870's?

    Scan are very helpful - I think they would be happy to RMA for the entire warranty period.

    Been waiting for an updated version of the Corsair PSU table

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