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March 23, 2012 1:02:44 AM

I am going to build a new GTX680 system!! :sol:  I was wondering what Modular PSU I could use for this. I want to be able to overclock my i5-2500k to 4.0 (if that helps)

Once the new Ivy comes out I'll be upgrading to that too ( But completely forget I told you that )

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March 23, 2012 8:18:18 AM

Depends on what you want to do. Please list your full system so we can calculate better. If you want to keep things future proof go, go with a 750 or 850 watt power supply. Personally I would want a 850 with what im guessing you are running.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...

the 850 tx would work well. The tx-m if you want a semi modular PSU.
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March 23, 2012 8:42:53 AM

Initial reports indicate that a GTX680 will pull about 17 amps by itself. So that is about 27 amps for the 2 largest power consumers ( the CPU and GPU). Figure another 100 watts for a "typical" system, and that is about 420 - 450 watts. Figure another 180 watts for a second GTX680 and that puts you up around 630 watts.

If you know that you are never going to run SLI, a good 550 watt PSU (Corsair VX550, for example, will be "adequate". I estimate that a 550 watt PSU would run about 80% of capacity at load.

I would use a good 650 watt PSU with a single video card.

Likewise, a good 750 watt PSU would do for 2 cards, but I would use a good 850.
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