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Tr2 600 Watt GTX 680?

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April 21, 2012 4:32:34 AM

wow
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2012 5:32:39 AM

that is one of the worst power supply.a gtx 680 needs no more than a quality 550w unit.xfx pro 550w is a great unit(it's a rebranded seasonic)-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for more info-
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-680-...
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Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 680 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 680 SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
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April 21, 2012 6:49:27 AM

^+1 thermaltake may look good, however they have horrible components.
April 21, 2012 12:34:28 PM

no it was bestbuy!!. i was strapped for cash so i just ran out and picked one up. If im going on buy online i was looking into this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I run alot of drives plus id like to go crossfire later on. But as of right now i wanna buy a card thats my main goal unless i really need a new psu. Since mine is no good for a 680 my second choice is a 7950 what are the odds on that?.
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April 21, 2012 12:43:37 PM

the link is dead,you may try running 680 on that psu,i hope it works good for you.but next time,better ask :) 
April 21, 2012 10:33:59 PM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
April 22, 2012 1:54:46 AM

im thinking about just grabbing the 7950 but can my psu handle that tho?
a c 111 ) Power supply
April 22, 2012 2:18:10 AM

The thermaltake one? Possibly, but I wouldn't try it! As for the TX850 or even the tx750 or tx650 should power 7950's easily!
April 22, 2012 3:22:13 AM

because what i planned on doing was unplugging everything for the time being till i got a bigger psu. Figuring that the 600 watt would do the job lol
April 22, 2012 4:33:28 AM

id like to find out what my system draws is there any programs that do so? i really dont feel like buying a new psu right now
a c 111 ) Power supply
April 22, 2012 4:34:50 AM

What is your entire system specs?
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April 22, 2012 4:36:16 AM

+1 to muffin,my buddy runs 7950 cf on a rosewill capstone gold 750w.but don't try your new card with thermaltake.
April 22, 2012 4:44:58 AM

x4 955, hyper 212 evo, ga-870a-ud3, 1 stick ddr3 1333, 4hdd 7200, ati 5770, 1 dvd rom, 2 usb ports.
a c 111 ) Power supply
April 22, 2012 4:51:15 AM

You should get another stick of ddr3 so you can get dual channel memory performance. You also should up your cooling so you can overclock, because there is a high chance of the 955 bottlenecking the 680.
1. Get another stick of ddr3 ram of the same speed and size.
2. Up your cooling to something like a corsair H100 or swap out for 2 both high CFM fans.
3. Get a better powersupply.
4. You should have enough for a 7870 or 7850.
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April 22, 2012 5:01:46 AM

amuffin said:
You should get another stick of ddr3 so you can get dual channel memory performance. You also should up your cooling so you can overclock, because there is a high chance of the 955 bottlenecking the 680.
1. Get another stick of ddr3 ram of the same speed and size.
2. Up your cooling to something like a corsair H100 or swap out for 2 both high CFM fans.
3. Get a better powersupply.
4. You should have enough for a 7870 or 7850.


i agree with everything except cooler.H100 is $100+ still you need to put your own fan.it is very expensive and 'not worth it' solution.hyper 212 EVO is a great cooler.i wouldn't recommend changing.
a c 111 ) Power supply
April 22, 2012 6:03:45 AM

Well honestly, i don't know how much he is willing to spend :)  Might as well go with something by noctua ;) 
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April 22, 2012 6:27:02 AM

i like D14 but it's too big.
April 22, 2012 2:02:28 PM

I wouldnt of changed the cooler anyways no point ive got it stable at 3.8. Im thinking if i get better ram i could reach 4.0+ Stable if not its the board. Either way doesnt matter im going with a i5 2500k later. Thats why im trying to go big now so ill be ready for the switch as for the d14 it would fit im my case Its an alienware
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April 22, 2012 3:45:44 PM

alienware case??
good!
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