Hey guys! May I need some help? i used the Cooler Master Calculator to get the W. i know it's not accurate but i wanna hear from experienced users. If ever I want to upgrade my gtx 680 or SLI it, i would also buy a newer PSU. so the PSU in the new build will also be replaced sometime.
I agree, you need a750w if you want future sli with 680.
I would just go with the a good 550w. When you want to upgrade your video card, just get a new faster single card, it'll use a lot less power than the card you have now.
When I would SLI another card or buy a new video card, I will also buy a new PSU. So the PSU stated above is somewhat like temporary. I want to know if the 560W is not sufficient. ^_^
Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:
GeForce GTX 680 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit. GeForce GTX 680 SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
If this is just a temporary PSU, then get a 550w. However, why don't you invest a bit more money now and just get a 750w PSU for the future? Or is the SLI not set-in-stone which is the reasoning for a lower wattage PSU?
It's because I wanted a fully modular PSU and a Platinum certification but in my current situation today, my budget is not gonna give me what I want. Thanks for your insight guys. Appreciate it.