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650W PSU Enough for SLI 460

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February 27, 2012 9:35:01 PM

Will the Corsair TX650W PSU be enough for EVGA GTX 460 in SLI?

I think it was Tom's September SBM $1000 build that had a 600w psu in it running the same. Will this be enough?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Heres the rest of the build if you were wondering

EVGA SLI M-ATX z68
Intel I3-2120
EVGA GTX 460
Corsair Vengeance 4gb
Asus 24x DVD Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500gb

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a c 111 ) Power supply
February 27, 2012 9:36:59 PM

It is enough, corsair tx series is awesome.
February 27, 2012 9:44:54 PM

Right on. I'm planning on buying that build now then upgrading in the future with a Ivy Bridge and a second 460. Would it be smarter to just to pick up the 750w?
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a c 111 ) Power supply
February 27, 2012 9:46:39 PM

Nah 650w is good, however I would change to an atx board.
February 27, 2012 9:53:08 PM

460 is already one generation behind... if you want 2x460 you better get it now... otherwise may be at that time you want to order the second one is difficult to get one... or you need to get from second hand market..
February 27, 2012 9:54:18 PM

Yeah I spent two weeks searching for a great mobo but I heard way to many bad things about gigabyte and I have a bad feeling about ASRock. I don't need all those fancy things that come with alot of mobos so I just stuck with a brand I trust.

It is a budget build and my limit is $750 (CAD) with Tax and Shipping. Right now the total comes to $735. I would go with a MSI or ASUS board but I couldn't find one that I liked. Any suggestions?
February 27, 2012 10:12:22 PM

Just checking out some reviews on the ASUS P8Z68-V LE Board. Looks good so far. Would there be any future limitations to the EVGA Board?
a c 273 ) Power supply
February 27, 2012 10:20:20 PM
February 27, 2012 10:33:33 PM

I will only be using two of the slots though lol
a c 273 ) Power supply
February 27, 2012 10:36:22 PM

hunter387 said:
I will only be using two of the slots though lol

The further apart the slots are = better cooling when using sli.
The Giggy's have alot of space between the gpu slots.
February 27, 2012 10:40:13 PM

I have 8 fans in my case though. They couldn't get to hot could they?
a c 273 ) Power supply
February 27, 2012 10:44:30 PM

hunter387 said:
I have 8 fans in my case though. They couldn't get to hot could they?

Yep too close together.
The top card will run hotter then the bottom one.
a c 111 ) Power supply
February 28, 2012 3:33:55 AM

DO not get a v-le board, it is the very basic board. At least get an asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 that supports sli/crossfire or the z68x-ud3h.
February 28, 2012 12:06:41 PM

I have 460 1GB's SLI'ed and have an ASrock Ex3 Gen3 MB and a 2500K@4.2. I bought a 750W Antec HCG 750 because it had enough PCIe connectors. Has worked fine for 6 mos.
Don't believe everything you hear. ASrock has a great MB at a great price.
I also have a Gigabyte MB and an I5 2400 stock fan. GTX 460SE. If it weren't for the power light you wouldn't know it is running it's so quiet. Those Scythe fans are good.
February 28, 2012 12:20:22 PM

hunter387 said:
Will the Corsair TX650W PSU be enough for EVGA GTX 460 in SLI?

I think it was Tom's September SBM $1000 build that had a 600w psu in it running the same. Will this be enough?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Heres the rest of the build if you were wondering

EVGA SLI M-ATX z68
Intel I3-2120
EVGA GTX 460
Corsair Vengeance 4gb
Asus 24x DVD Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500gb


Mabye I'm reading this wrong, but this card requires 2x power inputs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the PSU you listed only has 2x PCIE cords. So if you're running two cards, you'll need 4x PCIE cords.
a c 243 ) Power supply
February 28, 2012 12:32:08 PM

hunter387 said:
Right on. I'm planning on buying that build now then upgrading in the future with a Ivy Bridge and a second 460. Would it be smarter to just to pick up the 750w?

Don't really need 750 watts, but it should have all of the connectors that you will need for SLI.
If buying new, why buy one that doesn't have all the connector's that you can foresee yourself using ?


February 28, 2012 2:59:01 PM

There is PCI connecters that come with the graphics card I believe*. But the 750w is only 15$ more than the 650 in Canada so I'll get the 750w.

As for the motherboard I think I'm gonna stick with EVGA. I've had great experiences with them and want to support them. If for some whack reason I decide not to get the EVGA board I'll get the ASrock Ex3 Gen3 board.
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