Need advice: PSU for i7 3930K and GTX 680

Good day everyone! I'm going to build my first gaming rig and I can't decide what Power Supply should I buy. I was eying for Cougar GX 1050 Watts > http://www.cougar-world.de/en/products/power-supply/cougar-gx.html , also I read some reviews > http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/cougar_g1050_-_gx_1050w_review/1, http://www.anandtech.com/show/3992/1000w1200w-highend-psuroundup

Here's my rig:
CPU: i7 3930K
MoBo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: Asus GTX 680 Direct CU II Top
RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws-Z 16GB 1600Mhz Quad Channel Kit

PS: I already bought them yesterday and I'm planning to overclock my CPU and GPU. Also I will set this monster in Full Liquid Cooling and I won't be running in S.L.I. Thanks in advance!
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  1. joshua_jc08 said:
    Good day everyone! I'm going to build my first gaming rig and I can't decide what Power Supply should I buy. I was eying for Cougar GX 1050 Watts > http://www.cougar-world.de/en/products/power-supply/cougar-gx.html , also I read some reviews > http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/cougar_g1050_-_gx_1050w_review/1, http://www.anandtech.com/show/3992/1000w1200w-highend-psuroundup

    Here's my rig:
    CPU: i7 3930K
    MoBo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    GPU: Asus GTX 680 Direct CU II Top
    RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws-Z 16GB 1600Mhz Quad Channel Kit

    PS: I already bought them yesterday and I'm planning to overclock my CPU and GPU. Also I will set this monster in Full Liquid Cooling and I won't be running in S.L.I. Thanks in advance!

    What country you in?

    850w psu if you want the option to add another one of those cards sometime in the future, otherwise a 600w - 620w - 650w psu for a single. I only say that because the socket 2011 is a power hog.
  2. LGA2011 uses more power but 680s are very power efficient.i would suggest a quality 750w.you don't need 10xxw unit.i would suggest this power supply unit-
    Rosewill capstone gold 750w modular
    it's a rebranded superflower unit and is highly rated on johnyguru-
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=266
    a friend on mine is running a hd 7950 CF setup with it ;)
  3. Check your other post:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/336082-28-need-advice-pick

    I recommend the Seasonic X650 Gold.
  4. amuffin said:

    I recommend the Seasonic X650 Gold.


    i like that unit but i also find it a bit expensive for $140!
  5. Why_Me said:
    What country you in?

    850w psu if you want the option to add another one of those cards sometime in the future, otherwise a 600w - 620w - 650w psu for a single. I only say that because the socket 2011 is a power hog.


    I'm from Philippines and my brother bought those stuffs in newegg, I don't know when. haha
  6. hellfire24 said:
    LGA2011 uses more power but 680s are very power efficient.i would suggest a quality 750w.you don't need 10xxw unit.i would suggest this power supply unit-
    Rosewill capstone gold 750w modular
    it's a rebranded superflower unit and is highly rated on johnyguru-
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=266
    a friend on mine is running a hd 7950 CF setup with it ;)


    Thanks mate!

    PS: I'm looking for a Gold or Platinum Certified PSU. I'm looking for a PSU which can last for 2-3years and I might S.L.I but not now, just getting it ready for future upgrades. Need more advice ! :D
  7. amuffin said:


    woops double post. I forgot, how can I delete that post?
  8. joshua_jc08 said:
    Thanks mate!

    PS: I'm looking for a Gold or Platinum Certified PSU. I'm looking for a PSU which can last for 2-3years and I might S.L.I but not now, just getting it ready for future upgrades. Need more advice ! :D


    yeah man that rosewill unit is gold certified.for SLi in future,850w is enugh.but i would suggest this unit-
    LEPA 900w GOLD certified modular
    it's a rebranded ENERMAX,they are well known for their top notch quality and for $170,it seems to be a good deal.
    another good choice is silverstone strider gold 850w modular psu-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256067
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