I probably will not even consider it.
Question when looking at the power requirements for a video card if it says 450W so if I buy 2 should I presume I need 900W power supply?
Eh not exactly.
When they say 450w they make some assumptions.
1) It's a crappy non 80+ certified power supply (PSU) with weak 12v rails (eg Orion 585w).
2) This wattage is to also cover some typical mobo, cpu, a HDD or two and a optical drive or two.
A second card should only require you to go up by the amount JUST the card draws... say 150w but that really depends on the cards. Mostly look for the correct total # of PCIe plugs and the power supply will usually be up to snuff.
I run single HD5850s off of Rosewill 80+ certified 530w PSUs (RG530-S12) and they've outlasted everything except my PC Power & Cooling units.
I run two HD5830s off of same sort of PSUs in the 630~750w range. Again, I've had good look with the better Rosewills from Newegg but Sentey makes a good unit if you're not up for the Seasonic or PCP&C prices. (RG630-S12, RG700-S12). A bit bigger unit from Sentey GSP850-SM.
These units are also running 4 or 6 core CPUs that are at full load 24/7 with BOINC while the GPUs mine with Diablo under CrunchBang (#!) Linux.
Hope this helps. Skip