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500w and gtx 680?????

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April 28, 2012 8:20:03 PM

i have used the thermaltake and the enermax psu calculator and it said 470w?????? :??:  :??:  :??:  :??:  i have no idea
i will be using
amd 8120
asus crosshair iv formula
1 sata 3 7200rpm hdd
24x sata combo drive
2 led fans 120mm and 140mm no led
stock cpu cooler
gtx 680
what do u think

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a c 1175 ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 8:43:55 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 680 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock you are trying to achieve.
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April 28, 2012 8:54:27 PM

When I overclocked my rig the power consumption rocketed up.
a b ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 9:21:14 PM

Simply...any 500W PSU will be sufficient...if you plan to SLI Later you'll need a 700W PSU.
a c 1175 ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 9:32:46 PM

ilysaml said:
Simply...any 500W PSU will be sufficient...if you plan to SLI Later you'll need a 700W PSU.

So you would claim that a Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 W Power Supply is sufficient?
a b ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 10:01:39 PM

Did I specify Cooler Master Extreme Plus by name?

Since the GTX 680 draws max 220W according to techpowerup test & review of the GPU, So any quality branded 500W PSU with 2 x 6 Pin PCIE connectors should be very sufficient for the OP's system.

And since you mentioned a name, so the Antec Earthwatts 500W would be my choice.

a c 1175 ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 10:05:04 PM

ilysaml said:
Did I specify Cooler Master Extreme Plus by name?

Since the GTX 680 draws max 220W according to techpowerup test & review of the GPU, any quality branded 500W should be very sufficient for the OP's system.

Quote:
Simply...any 500W PSU will be sufficient...

The word any certainly includes the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 W.
a b ) Power supply
April 28, 2012 10:06:52 PM

OK. So I edited my post above, Any Quality Branded PSU :) 
April 29, 2012 11:32:08 AM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single GeForce GTX 680 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock you are trying to achieve.

the power supply ocz 500w modxtreme pro has a 18amps on the dual +12 volt rails so 18x2= 36
April 29, 2012 11:39:03 AM

ok so i found a psu which has 550w and two +12v rails with total amps on the +12v rails of 38amps
a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 11:57:29 AM

Get the one I mentioned above, OCZ ModXtream and StealthXtream had some quality issues.
April 29, 2012 12:11:54 PM

ilysaml said:
Get the one I mentioned above, OCZ ModXtream and StealthXtream had some quality issues.

yes but i have to stick to my really tight budget. my budget is £720 :(  and a zotac 680 and a 2500k itselfs cost about £500!!!! and what about the other parts!!
i am thinking to get
corsair 400r
gigabyte g1 gurrila used on ebay
ocz zs 550w
8gb pkr 1333mhz ram
zotac geforce gtx 680
my used samsung 2.5 inch hdd
and liteon 24x optical drive
i will not be buying on newegg since im in uk
April 29, 2012 12:13:55 PM

sorry not a 2500k a i7 920
a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 1:21:50 PM

OCZ ZS is great according to the review of jonnyguru, and it will be sufficient for your needs.
a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 1:25:45 PM

kevinspl said:
sorry not a 2500k a i7 920

At first you said FX 8120, then i5 2500K, now you say i7 920.
????? :) 
April 29, 2012 1:43:48 PM

ilysaml said:
At first you said FX 8120, then i5 2500K, now you say i7 920.
????? :) 

i changed the build :p 
a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 4:20:24 PM

^or just trolling?from fx to SB to 920?
i smell fish
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