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Best PSU for SLI'ed Twin Frozr II 560 TIs

Hiya all, I have future plans (if I ever get a job :( _) of getting another 560 ti and hooking up my rig with SLI, my question is what would be the best PSU to purchase (if I even need to purchase one) for my system and thinking of future upgrade headroom.

Here is my rig right now:

Case: Haf 912
Mobo: Asus p67 Extreme 4!
Cpu: 1155 I5-2500k
Memory: 2x4gb corsair vengeance
HDD: 1 7200 rpm 1tb black caviar wd
SSD: 1 64 gb m4
Fans: 6 (4 high power)
PSU: XFX 650 W 80-plus bronze

That's about all the relevant data I can think of for now, but let me know if you need anything else and thanks in advance for helping me out!
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  1. You should be ok with the one your currently have. As long as its not OC CPU and don't plan on adding more drivers or anything you should be safe. But might i recommend just looking at a Kepler card they will be pretty epic. Also the starting card will be around 139$ which is cheaper than a GTX 560 ti, and probably double the performance of a 560 ti
  2. do you have any links about those kepler cards you mentioned? I've been kind of keeping tabs on them but, to be honest, I'm tired of trying to keep up with GPU marketing..
  3. Also If you want to be more safe a Corsair TX 750 will be perfect
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeForce-600-Series,14642.html

    http://www.geforce.com/News/articles/epic-shows-samaritan-demo-running-on-next-generation-nvidia-kepler-gpu

    I hope the second one works. But idk know about you, but i am getting a GK 104 GTX 660. the GTX 680 is gonna be banging to. Most will get that or the GTX 670. the GK 104 releases on March 23 i think
  5. thanks man! yeah that kepler looks sexy as all hell. I'm still gonna stick with my 560 ti for now though, i just bought it like 2 months ago :P
  6. yea Stick with it. If you can get Kepler. Get Kepler. Its still affordable because i guarantee you. Any of the Kepler cards are gonna be better than that GTX 560 ti
  7. I believe you, I watched all the demos and have been kinda following the cards themselves - what's the big benefit of the kepler models anyways? It seems like much more CUDA cores but what else?
  8. Rockdpm said:
    Also If you want to be more safe a Corsair TX 750 will be perfect


    I think once you spend money on PSU you better get one with more wattage. Let's say your entire overclocked and SLI system is draining 550W. You have 650W PSU that is working hard at 85% Now imagine 1000W PSU will work at 55%...that means better efficiency and less heat.
    So I believe that it is better to have 1000W PSU working at 55% than have 650W working at 85%
    I know you may say it is overkill but it makes sense doesn't it.

    It would be cool to see some benches at what workload are the PSU most efficient.
  9. If you are going to run those 560 Ti's at the "outta the box" factory overclocked speeds a 750 watter will do just fine.

    If you are going to try and crank them up and OC them as far as you can, then I'd suggest two things:

    1. Be careful with the OC. The Frozr, unlike the Hawk and Lightning only has a 6 phase VRM ... that's beefier than the reference 4 phase design, but not up tot he level of the MSI Hawk, Asus DC II TOP etc. I'd limit my OC's to 20% or so.....980 Mhz.

    2. With both cards cranked near 1000Mhz and a 2500k at 4.5 Ghz or above, I'd want an 850 watter for voltage stability.

    First Choices (10.0 jonnyguru performance rating):

    Antec CP-850 (requires compatible Antec case)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=142
    $115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    Antec SG-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=101
    $250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371018

    Corsair HX850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=153
    $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    XFX Black Edition
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=165

    Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

    Antec TPQ-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=58
    $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009

    Antec HCG-900
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=211
    $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681737105

    Corsair TX V2
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=218
    $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022

    Corsai AX-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=197
    $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

    XFX Core Edition 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=217
    $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    Seasonic MD12 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=127


    NZXT Hale90
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=199
    $180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116012

    Third Choices (9.0 jonnyguru performance rating)

    Antec HCP-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=215

    Enermax Revolution 85+
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=150

    Others

    Toughpower XT 850 (8.5)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=172

    OCZ Z Series 850 (8.5)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=167

    Silverstone Element ST85EF (6.0)
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=164
  10. Best answer
    maxinexus said:
    I think once you spend money on PSU you better get one with more wattage. Let's say your entire overclocked and SLI system is draining 550W. You have 650W PSU that is working hard at 85% Now imagine 1000W PSU will work at 55%...that means better efficiency and less heat.
    So I believe that it is better to have 1000W PSU working at 55% than have 650W working at 85%
    I know you may say it is overkill but it makes sense doesn't it.

    It would be cool to see some benches at what workload are the PSU most efficient.

    I don't know if your agreeing with me because i said 750 watt instead of 650. But if your suggesting for him to get a 1000 watt power supply, your completely insane. I have been running two GTX 560 ti's off a Brand New 750 watt TX from corsair. Also Mouse Monkey has been doing it off a 5-6 year old 620 watt Power Supply. Now i don't recommend doing it on a 620 or 650 because as your said, everything is more stable with the more head room you have. But 1000 watts is completely unnecessary. Unless your gonna be doing 4 way on GTX 560 448 cores or 3 way 570's you don't need that big of a power bill.... But if you are agreeing with me, good to know you completely understand it!
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