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Quick! is this PSU good enough for sli gtx 570's and an oc'd 17 2600k?

here is the psu:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5309347&CatId=2535

now, i will be using two evga superclocked gtx 570's (@ 797 Mhz) and the i7 2600k, hopefully oc'd. how much room do i have to OC running these two gpus and the cpu? (i7 stock= 3.4 Ghz) i was hoping to push it to at least 4?

can i have suggestions? i am on a budget so the cheaper the better, and im not sure the limit of the psu's cost (sorry :/
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  1. Yes, but I would not use a cooler master power supply. 1000w is probably a bit overkill, but maybe a good number to stay at with overclocking both cards and the CPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034 would be a good one, or anything by Seasonic.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-5.html is a great place to compare your power supply and see who actually makes it.
    Seasonic and Delta are 2 of the very best, so I stick with PSU's they made. GL
  2. When I input everything in your system into the calculator, it tells me 858 min,908 recommended.
    As to what to set the OC option to, just going to 4.0, you shouldn't need to change the voltage to the CPU at all, so you just put in the 1.25 it shows you, along with the speed you want it to be(4000 in this case).
  3. where did the extra jump of 67 come? comparing to my first try that is
  4. Did you enter your H70 cooler ? I also entered the 200mm fan as a 250, as it doesnt have a 200mm option.
  5. yes i entered the h70 cooler but not the 250mm fan, but i doubt a single fan uses 67 watts,

    there's no ssd, just the one hdd( i chose high rpm),

    the 2 570s, -> video type-sli

    the oc'd 2600k @ 4000,

    2 120mm fans one 140mm (led) and one 250mm (led) ,

    the motherboard i chose high end desktop.

    2 sticks of ddr3 sdram,

    1 dvd rw/ dvd +rw

    h70 cooler

    and nothing else. should there have been more entered into the calc, because with all that i only have 765 for reccommended......... ??

    how do i put a picture into this so you can see what i entered?
  6. Lennon95 said:
    yes i entered the h70 cooler but not the 250mm fan, but i doubt a single fan uses 67 watts,

    there's no ssd, just the one hdd( i chose high rpm),

    the 2 570s, -> video type-sli

    the oc'd 2600k @ 4000,

    2 120mm fans one 140mm (led) and one 250mm (led) ,

    the motherboard i chose high end desktop.

    2 sticks of ddr3 sdram,

    1 dvd rw/ dvd +rw

    h70 cooler

    and nothing else. should there have been more entered into the calc, because with all that i only have 765 for reccommended......... ??


    I found the difference I think, the capacitor aging was at 40 for some reason.
  7. lol so am i safe with an 850w? that seems kind of hard to believe, but i've looked around on the interweb (lol) and found this: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-review/13

    can i trust this? i had originally planned to go with an 850 watt, but didnt know what to choose, as i am on a budget, and the psu is extremely important, and gives me a little anxiety since my last one failed me....
  8. The Silent Pros are CM's highest quality line, you'd have no problem with it:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=166

    Ripple suppression at the high end is not as good as it could be, but it's still ok and you won't reach the high end on that kind of setup.

    EDIT: you'd be fine with a high quality 850w PSU.

    EDIT2: I wouldn't worry about fans, an intolerably loud 120mmx25mm doesn't even draw 10w.
  9. You should easily be safe with a solid 850w model - I run 2600k at 4.5, and 2 SLI'd 580gtx and never get that high in power draw.
  10. Best answer
    Yep, HardwareSecrets even pulled 895w DC from it before it quit:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-M-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/810/8
    And it ended up with a Gold award from them, and keeps its ripple in spec all the way to max output.
  11. Best answer selected by lennon95.
  12. thanks much for all the help!!!
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