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July 22, 2013 12:39:42 AM

Hey guys. I'm mulling over various paths to take for upgrading my gaming pc which I built a few weeks ago. I currently still want/need a graphics card, a cpu cooler, and a bit more memory. The way I see it, I have two possible paths I could take. 1. I can pick up a gtx 770 ($400) and disregard upgrading my ram/cpu cooler (I already have 8 gigs of ram, using stock cpu cooler). Either that, or I could pick up a gtx 760 ($250), another 8 gigs of ram ($65), and a water cooler ($50-$100). If I were to go with a gtx 760, then I might want to use sli in the future. Does anyone know how much power this would draw? Currently running a 750w psu. Thanks for your opinions everyone, the Tom's Hardware community has been a great resource for me :) 

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July 22, 2013 1:07:06 AM

In3rt1a said:
Hey guys. I'm mulling over various paths to take for upgrading my gaming pc which I built a few weeks ago. I currently still want/need a graphics card, a cpu cooler, and a bit more memory. The way I see it, I have two possible paths I could take. 1. I can pick up a gtx 770 ($400) and disregard upgrading my ram/cpu cooler (I already have 8 gigs of ram, using stock cpu cooler). Either that, or I could pick up a gtx 760 ($250), another 8 gigs of ram ($65), and a water cooler ($50-$100). If I were to go with a gtx 760, then I might want to use sli in the future. Does anyone know how much power this would draw? Currently running a 750w psu. Thanks for your opinions everyone, the Tom's Hardware community has been a great resource for me :) 


SLi would most likely run just fine. What brand of power supply is it? What CPU do you have?
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July 22, 2013 1:13:28 AM

ur motherboard should support SLI, and the brand of PSU is important, however 750W will support an SLI 760 config
ur fine with 8GB of RAM, u don't need more


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July 22, 2013 9:30:22 AM

I have a corsair hx750 as my psu, an i7 4770k as my cpu, and my mobo is an asus z87 pro. I know I probably won't ever use a full 16 gigs of ram, but I'd like to have it just in case. SLI is one of my primary concerns right now, because if I choose to get the 760, I really don't want to upgrade my psu after having it for two weeks.
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July 22, 2013 9:40:45 AM

a 750W PSU will easily suppot SLI 760s and ud motherboard does support SLI so i would say go with the 760, and get the watercooler and overclock
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July 22, 2013 10:30:15 AM

Thanks to everyone who replied and gave there opinion, you guys were really helpful :) 
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