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Upgrading my pc w/ $400 budget

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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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    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
  5. Thanks to everyone who replied and gave there opinion, you guys were really helpful :)
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