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Think I need to upgrade my power supply - what will be sufficient?

So fairly recently, I sold my two GTX 660's and upgraded to GTX 660TI's in SLI. I also decided to take advantage of my internal hard drive bays, and installed most of my hard drives inside my case. However, when gaming, my computer will randomly shut off and reboot. This hasn't happened under any other circumstances, and both of my cards are new and seem to be functioning so I believe the PSU is the issue. Below is a list of all the components it's running right now, if the PSU is insufficient like I think it is, what should I replace it with? If the PSU is sufficient what else could be causing the random shut downs during gaming?

i5 3570k 3.40Ghz (not OC'd)
4x 4GB 1866Mhz RAM
2x GTX 660Ti
1x GT 610
3x WD Caviar Green 2TB
1x WD Caviar Black 1TB
1x WD Caviar Green 800GB
1x WD Caviar Green 500GB
1x Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
1x LG Super Multi DVD RW drive

That covers the major stuff, nothing else of note I don't think. The power supply is a Corsair TX650M. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
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    It's right on the edge in the power dept. a 750w would be better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $89.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 21:55 EST-0500)


    or


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $89.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 21:57 EST-0500)


    or


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $99.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 22:02 EST-0500)
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207015
    XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $70 only.


    A 600watt is the minimum power requirement for 660 Ti's in SLI.
    Get the 750watt as for future proofing sake if you plan to OC your cards and CPU
  3. Why dont you try a modular seasonic PSU. I think that your computer shuts off because the new GPUs need more power so depending on how much money you will spend, I have a couple examples.
    -SeaSonic SS-750KM3
    -SeaSonic M12II
  4. masterboy9 said:
    Why dont you try a modular seasonic PSU. I think that your computer shuts off because the new GPUs need more power so depending on how much money you will spend, I have a couple examples.
    -SeaSonic SS-750KM3
    -SeaSonic M12II


    The m12II is nice and cheap but you can get a gold 850w xfx for the same price on sale


    All i have to say is holy drives haha.
  5. 06yfz450ridr said:
    masterboy9 said:
    Why dont you try a modular seasonic PSU. I think that your computer shuts off because the new GPUs need more power so depending on how much money you will spend, I have a couple examples.
    -SeaSonic SS-750KM3
    -SeaSonic M12II


    The m12II is nice and cheap but you can get a gold 850w xfx for the same price on sale


    All i have to say is holy drives haha.


    Yes, but that PSU isn't available in most places online and is discontinued so he wont have enough time to buy one before they sell out.
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