500w and gtx 680?????

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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  1. 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.
  2. Simply...any 500W PSU will be sufficient...if you plan to SLI Later you'll need a 700W PSU.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. OK. So I edited my post above, Any Quality Branded PSU :)
  7. 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
  8. ok so i found a psu which has 550w and two +12v rails with total amps on the +12v rails of 38amps
  9. Get the one I mentioned above, OCZ ModXtream and StealthXtream had some quality issues.
  10. 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
  11. sorry not a 2500k a i7 920
  12. OCZ ZS is great according to the review of jonnyguru, and it will be sufficient for your needs.
  13. kevinspl said:
    sorry not a 2500k a i7 920

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

    i changed the build :p
  15. ^or just trolling?from fx to SB to 920?
    i smell fish
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