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i5-4690k OC w/ EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card sli. is 750w PSU enough?

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  • Overclocking
  • EVGA
  • Power Supplies
  • Intel i5
  • PC gaming
  • 750W
  • Power Consumption
  • SLI
  • Geforce
  • 4690K
  • Gtx
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July 23, 2014 8:57:44 AM

Like the title Suggests will my PSU 750w be enough to power an Overclocked i5-4590k Along with GTX770 SLI?
Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I plan on SLI'ing in the future so before I make this purchase shall I stick with the 750w or move up to the next level, an 850w?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/M8j7GX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/M8j7GX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($299.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($24.99 @ Mwave)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($24.99 @ Mwave)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Mouse: Logitech MX518 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $860.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 11:53 EDT-0400

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July 23, 2014 9:25:29 AM

It will be sufficient however, you know, capacitors do age so you might wanna get this 850W PSU if you don't plan changing PSU for a long time. Or you may get better quality 750W PSU.
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July 23, 2014 10:00:43 AM

Foxcat said:
It will be sufficient however, you know, capacitors do age so you might wanna get this 850W PSU if you don't plan changing PSU for a long time. Or you may get better quality 750W PSU.


What PSU would you suggest quality wise, I think ill have to bump up to the 850w to be safe..

I've read countless opinions on different brands, some people saying Corsair isnt good and Antec is better and vica-versa. What is the Ideal brand to trust? and is buying Platinum or gold over Bronze really that big of a difference?
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July 24, 2014 1:29:41 AM

Buying higher efficiency PSUs makes them first of all heat less. This leads to longer lifespan and less problems generally. However if you buy Bronze PSU with good cooling and components it will live just as long. Honestly I think that you shouldn't care too much whether PSU is Bronze, Silver or Gold. It gives some bonuses but it's not really worth the money. Now when it comes to the brands: any people have didfferent opinions but generally the good brands are:
- BeQuiet - I have their PowerZone 750W, works awesome, and is very, well... quiet. For you PowerZone 850W would be good choice. My number 1 recommendation.
- Corsair - RM series are about as good as PowerZone. It's unfortunate they have discontinued their GS and TX series, though they would be good choices too.
- Seasonic - I have nearly never heard a bad opinion about them, you are looking for G series and S / M12 MK1 series
Above are some of my recommendations, for bigger list check here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-...
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July 24, 2014 3:34:00 AM

Get a better cooler if you plan to overclock. Otherwise you won't get enough of a benefit. If you need recommendations let me know.
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July 24, 2014 5:24:44 AM

For 2 x 770's in sli, you'll need a 850W min power supply - per RealHardTech.

You should get a good quality one - in tiers 1, 2a or 2b of http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su... eg Seasonic M12II 850, Corsair AX 860 or Antec HCG 900M

Corsair RM are in tier 3 - not for serious overclocking.
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July 24, 2014 8:15:05 AM

Thank you guys for the input this Link is very helpful, Ill use this list to choose a PSU
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