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December 13, 2011 11:48:33 AM

howz it goin. a friend bought me this psu for my b'day and i don't feel like spending money on a different psu. But, is this psu good enough for overclock a gtx 560 non-ti (asus oc verison) to 950mhz and perhaps a intel core i7 2600k to 4ghz? i got basic things, on dvd-drive, a gigabyte z68xp-ud3 mobo, 2 sticks of 4gb kingston hyperx ram (2x4gb) and some other things. is it enough and most importantly, is it safe?
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December 13, 2011 12:24:05 PM

I didn't know that Gigabyte made PSUs. I can't find any listi8ngs for Gigabyte PSUs at Newegg either.

But re. a 720 W PSU: it should be able to easily handle a 1155 mobo OC'inmg the 2600K and running a GTX 560. Safety will depend on the PSU OEM, and I can't tell you if the PSU you list is good or just junk.
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December 13, 2011 12:27:01 PM

Gigabyte aren't really known to make high quality PSU's, however your system should only require about 350-400w of power so a 720w unit should be plenty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

According to NewEgg the unit is 80PLUS certified and average's at 610w of power, again, plenty for the system your looking to use it with :)  You shouldn't have any problems.
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December 13, 2011 1:37:55 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Gigabyte Superb E720 (GE-E720A-C3), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 45 Amps and two 6+2 pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than capable of powering your system with a single overclocked GeForce GTX 560 graphics card. It is weak in the +12 Volt rails when compared to a reputable name brand 700 Watt power supply unit.

The Gigabyte Superb E720 (GE-E720A-C3) is actually made by (i.e. OEM'd) the FSP Group for Gigabyte.
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December 15, 2011 6:17:18 AM

alright thanks guys. imma overlclock rite now ^^
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April 23, 2012 12:51:48 PM

Back again, I din want this to close since I knew I would be asking this question. I am looking to buying another gtx 560 ( SAME CARD) for sli. Is this psi sufficient enough? I might not overclock either of them. If NOT, plz suggestthe cheapest reccomended psi I can use but note that I really don want to have to buy another one. Thanks in advanced g
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April 23, 2012 6:33:50 PM

For a system using two GeForce GTX 560 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 37 Amps or greater and that has at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Gigabyte Superb E720 (GE-E720A-C3) is sufficient in its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating but is deficient by two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors. You will need to use two dual 4-pin Molex Peripheral to 6-pin PCI Express adapter cables that are usually included in the graphics card package.
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April 25, 2012 9:47:29 AM

So its suffiecient with all my other stuff including a overclocked 2600k?



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a c 1200 ) Power supply
April 25, 2012 4:47:22 PM

rolandftw said:
So its suffiecient with all my other stuff including a overclocked 2600k?

It should be electrically sufficient for your system using two ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II OC in 2-way SLI mode as long as you don't manually overclock them beyond their factory overclock settings.

You will have to use two dual 4-pin Molex peripheral to 6-pin PCI Express adapter cables.
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