Help with PSU. 850W and SLI config

mortenstj

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Hi

I will soon order this setup, and i wounder if 850watt will do the job?
It will have 2x 285 GTX in SLI

Thank

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Asus P6T Deluxe V2

Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MHz 6GB
Kit w/3x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL8-8-8-24

Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-920

Logitech G15

Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse,

2x Gainward GeForce GTX 285 1GB PhysX CUDA

BenQ 23,5" LCD G2410HD

Cooler Master Stacker nVidia Edition,
w/ 850W PSU

Western Digital Caviar® Black™ 640GB
 
If the PSU is all you have available or all you can afford, then it's probably OK. However, better ones are available for less unless you live somewhere unusual.

Both the Techpowerup and Anandtech reviews fail to test a few key things, but are decent reviews. The Tech-reviews site doesn't really contribute anything. The Anandtech roundup really does not reach any solid conclusion, and there are better PSUs not mentioned of course.

Techpowerup pretty much sums things up well, but I also note they didn't test the +5VSB. It's an OK PSU at a high price, when you can find it.

At Klompett, the CM 850 - €143.01
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=390146

or the Corsair 850HX - €149.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=460921
That's a FAR better PSU ;)

Here's a review:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=153