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Old 12-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by SSPrncVegeta View Post
The 300W TDP is for PCIe specification, but it gives you an idea of maximum watt usage at stock. Two, overclocked 7970 with an overclocked CPU would probably be better suited on at least an 850W.
That's a lot of juice for a GPU. Haven't decided what to upgrade my 5870's to when the time comes, I have really liked them and had very few problems so I am tempted to go 7000 series rather than nVidia's 600 series but can't say for sure until we see the figures for both set of GPU's.

One thing for sure is that I will be lowering my CPU power consumption by going IvyBridge when they arrive.
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