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I was left in the same position. I got the evga 1000 gold. It's very nice and has a longer warranty. Issue I have with it is the fan DOES NOT TURN OFF. Honestly I should have just dropped the extra $50 for that alone.
So if you dont mind a little fan noise I say get the EVGA but if you want silence...do yourself a favor and drop the extra $50....in the long run that's just gas to go to town and back a few days anyways.
Nah, something like a 750w - 850w Seasonic will do just fine.
For the what $50 difference, i would rather leave room for later should i want to grab something like a pair of 290x/780/880's
You're greatly overestimating the power draws of dual cards. ^_^
So, say a 850W PSU could power a pair of 290x/780s?
It can, but it'll not be efficient cause it'll draw more power from the wall due to conversion. If I recall correctly, PSU's are the most efficient if the load is 60-70% of the rated.
So an 850 watt psu would be ideal for around 595 watts, gives the PSU ample room to convert to pull the power from the wall, the power delivery is cleaner and the PSU will last longer. Granted, you can run a psu @ 100% but it'll shorten it's life
I'd go with at least a thousand or more. You'll save the money on your electric bill after a year
or you can push the PSU and if it goes pop, the rest of your system could go = bye bye
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