I'm close to ordering a new computer and I decided to go with a single GTX 480 as my GPU, problem is I've been reading quite a bit about how power hungry this particular card is. I've been out of the loop for the last few years as far as computer hardware goes, so I feel like I'm having to learn everything all over again, and I wasn't sure if the 750W PSU I selected for this system would be enough for this GPU.. Would I be better off going up to a 1,000W? The rest of the specs for the system are:
Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (OC'ed to 3.9GHz)
w/ Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator)
EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI Motherboard
6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator w/ DHX Extreme Edition
1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache Hard Drive
I noticed your opting for a Evga sli m/b. Its a nice m/b to base your build on.
But if your ever going to SLI in the future would you need a 850. A high end brand as well.
Are you having the computer built by a online company ?
A 750 is good enough for 1 gtx 480. Even o/c the card would be around the 300 watt , mark. Rounding of, a quad cpu o/c is 180 ?
Plenty of breathing room.