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Will my Corsair GS800 PSU be enough for a single GTX 680?

Later this year, I plan on upgrading my GPU from a GTX 570 to a GTX 680, but I'm not sure about the power requirements. One of my friends has said that I'll need a more powerful PSU for the 680, but research has shown otherwise. I also intend to overclock both the GPU and CPU (i5-3570K), so I'm sure that has to be taken into consideration. Any help on the matter would be appreciated!
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    MOOOOORE than enough, LOL you have more than 250W to spare. Oh and the GTX680 is less than 10% better than a GTX670, so pointless spending so much more for it. Jump to a GTX780 or stick with a GTX670. Or on the other hand get an HD7970 GHz that is faster AND cheaper than the GTX680.
  2. +1 7970GHz
  3. +2 HD7970
  4. LOL let me just add, if you DO NOT overclock THEN the HD7970 Ghz.
    If you do overclock however, the HD7970(normal), can be had for cheaper and can be OCd to the GHz edition Performance with no risk as its the same thing other than lower clocks.
  5. Novuake said:
    LOL let me just add, if you DO NOT overclock THEN the HD7970 Ghz.
    If you do overclock however, the HD7970(normal), can be had for cheaper and can be OCd to the GHz edition Performance with no risk as its the same thing other than lower clocks.


    Thanks for the info! After doing a bit of digging, I'm actually thinking I'll try for the HD 7970 (normal, for manual overclocking). The power of the card seems like it'd overall be more worth the money. It also helps to know that my PSU will be more than sufficient to run it!
  6. Geo_212 said:
    Novuake said:
    LOL let me just add, if you DO NOT overclock THEN the HD7970 Ghz.
    If you do overclock however, the HD7970(normal), can be had for cheaper and can be OCd to the GHz edition Performance with no risk as its the same thing other than lower clocks.


    Thanks for the info! After doing a bit of digging, I'm actually thinking I'll try for the HD 7970 (normal, for manual overclocking). The power of the card seems like it'd overall be more worth the money. It also helps to know that my PSU will be more than sufficient to run it!


    No problem. THat is a good decision me thinks!
  7. You can run 2 with that power supply!
  8. Hmm... What about 2 780's? Will this PSU be good for that?
  9. spyguy001 said:
    Hmm... What about 2 780's? Will this PSU be good for that?


    Non OCing, yes, OCing would be pushing it. Depends on the CPU though. But if you are spending so much on GPUs, you should be spending more on a PSU.
  10. Novuake said:
    spyguy001 said:
    Hmm... What about 2 780's? Will this PSU be good for that?


    Non OCing, yes, OCing would be pushing it. Depends on the CPU though. But if you are spending so much on GPUs, you should be spending more on a PSU.


    The processor is a haswell 4670k. I am getting the second 780 when the first one is obsolete. The reason i am spending less on this is because i am trying to make a SLI ready 780 build under $1500. Soooo yeah...
  11. spyguy001 said:
    Novuake said:
    spyguy001 said:
    Hmm... What about 2 780's? Will this PSU be good for that?


    Non OCing, yes, OCing would be pushing it. Depends on the CPU though. But if you are spending so much on GPUs, you should be spending more on a PSU.


    The processor is a haswell 4670k. I am getting the second 780 when the first one is obsolete. The reason i am spending less on this is because i am trying to make a SLI ready 780 build under $1500. Soooo yeah...


    Power supply is the last place you need to reduce cost. Its the cornerstone of a good build.
    Get something better to avoid issues.
  12. I am thinking of the TX850 if i can go that high. What would you recommend under that pricepoint? I live in Canada BTW
  13. Weird question, why are you getting a 680 not a 770?
  14. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    That will work just fine. Actually delivers more wattage than the GS600.
  15. Novuake said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
    That will work just fine. Actually delivers more wattage than the GS600.


    That is a good PSU but will it be enough for two 780's? I mean, isn't that just the bare minimum? I read on a website ( i think it was hardwaresecrets) bout how much psu watts each gpu should get. It said 850 for the SLI 780. PcPartpicker says that the system with SLI 780 will use ~715W. Is it a good idea to get the TX750?
  16. spyguy001 said:
    Novuake said:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
    That will work just fine. Actually delivers more wattage than the GS600.


    That is a good PSU but will it be enough for two 780's? I mean, isn't that just the bare minimum? I read on a website ( i think it was hardwaresecrets) bout how much psu watts each gpu should get. It said 850 for the SLI 780. PcPartpicker says that the system with SLI 780 will use ~715W. Is it a good idea to get the TX750?


    The TX750 V2 actually delivers over 900w. Its very underrated. Typical Seasonic PSUs...
  17. Really? What about the TX850 then?
  18. spyguy001 said:
    Really? What about the TX850 then?


    If you can afford it. Get it... This thread is getting bumped to much now, in future please create your own thread.
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