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Will my PSU be enough for a mouthful of future upgrades?

I already got this Rig and I plan to do some upgrades on it next month probably will my PSU holdup to this additons?..

Intel Core I5-3450
CM Hyper 212 heatsink
MSI H77-g43
8GB (4gbx2) G.SKILL Ares Series
500gb seagate Hard drive
Asus DVD drive
Corsair Carbide 500r (with its stock fans, 3 120mm and 1 200mm)

SEASONIC 560W X-SERIES GOLD POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151098

I'm planning to add the following

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB windforce 3x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

OCZ Vertex 3 120gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706

8gb G.SKILL Ares Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548

1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

2 Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (for top exhaust fan)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181028

so that's a mouthful for my pocket :pt1cable: but no worries will buy it by october, wil my PSU able to suffice? hold up with this upgrades?
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  1. Those should run fine. If you're in doubt you can bump up to 600w or better yet 700W for sli.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104099
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104098
  2. nope i have no plan of sli or overclocking my rig cpu or gpu wise.. ang i have no budget yet for a new PSU because this rig has been for me less than a month, so basically a new bought..
  3. Any of the above 600/650w psu's will do.
  4. cezar said:
    I already got this Rig and I plan to do some upgrades on it next month probably will my PSU holdup to this additons?..

    Intel Core I5-3450
    CM Hyper 212 heatsink
    MSI H77-g43
    8GB (4gbx2) G.SKILL Ares Series
    500gb seagate Hard drive
    Asus DVD drive
    Corsair Carbide 500r (with its stock fans, 3 120mm and 1 200mm)

    SEASONIC 560W X-SERIES GOLD POWER SUPPLY
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151098

    I'm planning to add the following

    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB windforce 3x
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    OCZ Vertex 3 120gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706

    8gb G.SKILL Ares Series
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    2 Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (for top exhaust fan)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181028

    so that's a mouthful for my pocket :pt1cable: but no worries will buy it by october, wil my PSU able to suffice? hold up with this upgrades?

    Yes, yes, and yes
  5. like i said i have no plan on buying a new PSU, this 560w is new so it would be a waste of money if i replace it
  6. cezar said:
    like i said i have no plan on buying a new PSU, this 560w is new so it would be a waste of money if i replace it

    There's no need to replace it
  7. +1 to Dell - absolutely no reason to replace that PSU.
  8. Wait so you already own it lol i am sorry man i misunderstood i thought you were considering buying it and imo for the price just not worth it but if you already own it your good
  9. delluser1 said:
    Yes, yes, and yes
    can you help me over here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/369760-33-best-graphic-card# i never heard of his psu before
  10. bigcyco1 said:
    can you help me over here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/369760-33-best-graphic-card# i never heard of his psu before

    Been there ;)
  11. delluser1 said:
    Been there ;)
    Thanks!
  12. yup i already owned it, the upgrades will be a later buy.. yup i know its little bit pricey, but thats the only great psu that is fully modular and gold certified at the time i bought that rig, so i have to lived with it.. so my psu will suffice right? no need to worry if i overload it or anything?
  13. cezar said:
    yup i already owned it, the upgrades will be a later buy.. yup i know its little bit pricey, but thats the only great psu that is fully modular and gold certified at the time i bought that rig, so i have to lived with it.. so my psu will suffice right? no need to worry if i overload it or anything?

    You're not going to overload it, unless you think that more than a 50% load when gaming is overloaded
    Basic, but overclocked 2500K based system with a roughly 90% efficient power supply
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/25/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_670_oc_video_card_review/10

    Don't see your specs putting that much load on the psu
  14. cezar said:
    yup i already owned it, the upgrades will be a later buy.. yup i know its little bit pricey, but thats the only great psu that is fully modular and gold certified at the time i bought that rig, so i have to lived with it.. so my psu will suffice right? no need to worry if i overload it or anything?
    Correct no worries! ;)
  15. thank you delluser1 and bigcycol, i have a peace of mind now and can sleep well at night lol can't wait for the upgrades..
  16. Your very welcome mate.
  17. Lol. You said it like you're considering buying it. There's no need to change it.
  18. Wait a sec...does the 3x next to the GTX670 mean that you want to do a 3-way SLI on the GTX670?
  19. we got a same set.up mate
  20. allanitomwesh said:
    Lol. You said it like you're considering buying it. There's no need to change it.


    lol nope, not considering it, I know I made the right decision to go with seasonic 560w for my set-up, knowing I wont Overclock my CPU or my GPU in the future hehehe, I just want to make sure of it that I won't overload, so i Need your expertise opinions for peace of mind :)

    Rugger said:
    Wait a sec...does the 3x next to the GTX670 mean that you want to do a 3-way SLI on the GTX670?


    nope, its the custom cooler that Gigabyte Gtx 670 uses, 3 fans, my bad on not being clear on it..
  21. Just had to be sure...that Seasonic is great but not enough for a 3-way SLI. ;)
  22. Rugger said:
    Just had to be sure...that Seasonic is great but not enough for a 3-way SLI. ;)
    yeah noway in hell that psu can hang a 3-way SLI of 670's :lol:
  23. nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670.Keep in mind they don't know what PSU you might be using a lemon that's why they say 500w. i think because you don't really need a 500W lol.
    http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdpContent=2
  24. lol i know its not enough and I have no plans for SLI either hehehe that's why I go with 670 instead of a 660 ti :)
  25. cezar said:
    lol i know its not enough and I have no plans for SLI either hehehe that's why I go with 670 instead of a 660 ti :)
    cool i am hunting for the Asus TOP myself for its high factory overclock, improved cooler,heavily modified PCB, with an efficient VRM design to produce low temperatures, improved voltage regulation circuitry, much better Chil controller , specially binned chip and voltage control and monitoring support that you won't find on most other non-reference cards. It looks aggressive to me and indeed is quite a monster let's keep it on the real not only does out preform all other 670's it does it without even breaking a sweat.Those are some of the reasons you'll see it get a 10.0 rating at techpowerup, something no other card has ever attained. Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/ Quote: "Overall the ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU II is the best card I ever tested. I simply can't find anything wrong with it". :o in other words once you own one of those cards http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9932/realsanta.jpg

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us :lol: ASUS 670 TOP = http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CDoQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDjj7jW6ny2M&ei=2DJRUPqEJpPRiAK5_oCYDQ&usg=AFQjCNEgw9oe6jfdjpP8a5vry5uFksFbTA&sig2=eugCEMwIW9L6uwirGjtBHA :sol:
  26. thanks for that bigcyco1, its gonna be hard to find in my country though, even the Gigabyte 670 windforce 3 is already hard to find.. you think the MSI 660ti Power Edition is a good card? for a single 1080p monitor gaming on ultra settings with some AA with BF3, Alan Wake, Skyrim, Crysis 2, Crysis 3 and up and coming FPS games?
  27. cezar said:
    thanks for that bigcyco1, its gonna be hard to find in my country though, even the Gigabyte 670 windforce 3 is already hard to find.. you think the MSI 660ti Power Edition is a good card? for a single 1080p monitor gaming on ultra settings with some AA with BF3, Alan Wake, Skyrim, Crysis 2, Crysis 3 and up and coming FPS games?
    I actually like it have you read the reviews like these ones http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56546-msi-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review
  28. never read this review before, only read from tomshardware, and I'm not impress with it, more over the 7870 OCed version by Sapphire is a good choice over the 660 ti.. but now kinda Impress, worried about the 192b interface.. so can you recommend this card to me for a $310 than the $400 of 670?
  29. Stick to the 670 for crysis 3. You can never be too safe with that game.
  30. cezar said:
    never read this review before, only read from tomshardware, and I'm not impress with it, more over the 7870 OCed version by Sapphire is a good choice over the 660 ti.. but now kinda Impress, worried about the 192b interface.. so can you recommend this card to me for a $310 than the $400 of 670?
    I don't read TH reviews i don't find them helpful :na: i been using and building rigs since 1995 i don't need TH to tell me what i know is already not true :lol: the truth is a 660 TI is better than a 7870 and trades blows with a 7950 i recommend the 670 to anybody it's really best bang for buck imo maybe a 7950 is a good choice for something cheaper but i rather have 670 ;)
  31. okay thanks much guys that's the reason i get confuse when reading out of tomshardware, cause other reviews are really great compared to them.. i'll stick to the 670, but one problem is that the Gigabyte one mention above, the store said its a very rare item to come in its store, the only card that is 670 always available is this one. (its the only store that sell the cheapest and can even get a discount on items :)
    Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-670-jetstream-review/24

    any other 670 brand you can recommend?

    Zotac Gtx 670 reference design
    MSI N670GTX

    are available but overpriced in other stores for atleast $40
  32. See you must read between the fanboy lines of either side some sip red or green kool aid to much lol i will break it down to you Quote:
    "As it stands, AMD’s position correctly reflects their performance; the GTX 660 Ti is a solid and relatively consistent 10-15% faster than the 7870, while the 7950 is anywhere between a bit faster to a bit slower depending on what benchmarks you favor. Of course when talking about the 7950 the “anything but equal” maxim still applies here, if not more so than with the GTX 670. The GTX 660 Ti is anywhere 50% ahead of the 7950 and 25% behind it, and everywhere in between.all of these cards, this makes it very hard to make any kind of meaningful recommendation here for potential buyers. Compared to the 7870 the GTX 660 Ti is a solid buy if you can spare the extra $20, though it’s not going to be a massive difference. The performance difference is going to be just enough that AMD is going to need to trim prices a bit more to secure the 7870’s position." Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review/21 On a personal note my thoughts between the two cards if you are gaming on high res monitor and want to do anything else like use OpenCL applications, transcoding, WPA/WEP Cracking, RAR Cracking, Bitcoin Mining etc than it really better to get (7950). Otherwise get the 660 TI i honestly think neither card are worth buying i rather have a 670.

    An explanation of the memory bus, which is not an issue at 1080 resolution:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review/2

    A review exploring the impact of the bus width on actual gaming performance:
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/27/nvidia_geforce_gtx_660_ti_at_high_aa_settings_review/
  33. cezar said:
    okay thanks much guys that's the reason i get confuse when reading out of tomshardware, cause other reviews are really great compared to them.. i'll stick to the 670, but one problem is that the Gigabyte one mention above, the store said its a very rare item to come in its store, the only card that is 670 always available is this one. (its the only store that sell the cheapest and can even get a discount on items :)
    Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-670-jetstream-review/24

    any other 670 brand you can recommend?

    Zotac Gtx 670 reference design
    MSI N670GTX

    are available but overpriced in other stores for atleast $40
    I am glad you'll thank yourself in the long run 670 is the way to go and i recommend the MSI PE 670 or EVGA 670 FTW.The JetStream is good but a little loud if you don't mind that it's a good choice.
  34. Go with msi. Great cooler in the twin frozr design. Palit is also good, but you don't want a window chasis with that.
  35. okay tanx bigcyco, i'll be hunting down 670, hope I can find the one you mention above.. if not then i have to settle with a Palit gtx 670 jetstream..
  36. Best answer
    No problem bud that's what i am here for glad to help yeah try and find the MSI PE 670 MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.Basically your getting a 680 for 670 price it is a score imo.
    take care.
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