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    Default Need advice on rebuild.

    My cousin's husband is in the market for a used 290, possibly 2.
    He is wanting to do a complete upgrade of his old PC, except for the PSU and the case.
    His PC was purchased from a custom boutique shop in a fleamarket while he was living in Mexico back in 2010-2011.
    The build consisted of a C2Q, one HDD, a few fans and 2 6850's in Crossfire.
    The PSU is a Powercooler PS-850EM.

    When he told me that..I was sure he meant Powercolor, since I had never heard of that brand before.
    So I did some research on it and all I could find was this; http://www.masoportunidades.com.ar/a...apital-federal
    From the specs, I would say it could handle one 290, but two??
    From the pics it looks like a Andyson, but I could be wrong.

    TL;DR Is the PSU up to snuff for his planned build?
    Or is it too old and/or too subpar? Thanks guys.

    Edit: He's buying a i7 4790K and a couple more HDD's for his Pr0n collection.
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    That's indeed an Andyson, should be decent. Two R9 290's without OC should be doable, but if he has enough money for a high-end PC, then why not get a new high-end PSU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    That's indeed an Andyson, should be decent. Two R9 290's without OC should be doable, but if he has enough money for a high-end PC, then why not get a new high-end PSU?
    Good! He will be happy to hear that.
    As for him buying all new gear, my cousin and him are expecting their first child and this will be the last upgrade for him for years to come, she's already bitching about the cost, so he's cutting as many corners as possible, of course the PSU is the first thing to be neglected.
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    if he wants to cut cost, the i7 4790K would be the first thing to go. An i5 would offer the exact same gaming performance.

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    I found a review from a Ultra X3 1000W, which uses the same platform from Andyson.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=41

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct1615 View Post
    if he wants to cut cost, the i7 4790K would be the first thing to go. An i5 would offer the exact same gaming performance.
    Agreed, for pure gaming purposes, ditch the i7, get an i5, and a decent PSU. He could always sell the Powercooler PSU to regain some funds...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Agreed, for pure gaming purposes, ditch the i7, get an i5, and a decent PSU. He could always sell the Powercooler PSU to regain some funds...
    Just got off the phone with him, and he's staying firm with the 4790K, because of the 20+ 1080p BR MKV torrents that he converts a day to 720p for his tablets and phone. He is a video freak and wants dat hyperthreading for Handbrake. Plus I talked him out of the second 290(cousin is cooking me a home cooked meal for that) since most of his gaming is Planetside 2, LoL, Dota 2, CIV2, StarCraft, Shogun 2 and other various MMO's, so the 4790K will be just what he needs for the ones that like a lot of cores and the ones that like high IPC.

    Thanks for your help guys!
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    Zalman ZM-MFC1
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