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Will my PSU be able to handle the GTX 680? [Specs included]

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April 14, 2012 12:31:19 AM

Hey how's everyone doing, this is my first post on this forums i've been lerking here for months because i've slowly been building a new computer, now i made an account because this have been bugging me. This is the PSU that i have and i was wondering if it's able to run the GTX 680
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5888

and here is my System specs
CPU: i5 -2500k stock speed 3.3ghz
RAM: 8gb Ram
MOBO: Z68X-UD3H-B3
CASE: NZXT Guardian 921rb
MONITOR: BENQ XL2410T

and this is the GPU i want to get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 1:13:31 AM

Why must everyone always desire to get the bare minimum?, I tell everyone "Never skimp out on hardware just to get save all you can when you can already afford better"..

Good Lucky getting ahold of a GTX 680. Most people i know A page refresh campers, after trying to buy the GTX 680.

My adive, get atleast a 600 watt or more... (I would get at least a 750 watt)
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 2:19:56 AM

It will, but I wouldn't trust it with one.

Just get something like an Antec 620W or OCZ 600W for around ~$75.
April 14, 2012 2:40:18 AM

thanks for the reply
Thing is i already own the 550W
if im getting a new one i think im gonna go for a 850W in case for future SLI so yeaa was wondering if the 550w can handle the 680 until i get a new psu

The psu that is within my range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is that a good psu?
April 14, 2012 3:06:02 AM

550w can handle the 680 easily.
a c 243 U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 3:14:39 AM

narutothealc said:
thanks for the reply
Thing is i already own the 550W
if im getting a new one i think im gonna go for a 850W in case for future SLI so yeaa was wondering if the 550w can handle the 680 until i get a new psu

The psu that is within my range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is that a good psu?



Yes, that is a very good power supply made by Seasonic.

It gets a 9.5/10 from jonnyguru.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 3:22:45 AM

confish21 said:
550w can handle the 680 easily.


The point is he doesn't have a 550W he has a power supply that is a remarked cheap 500W that is known to burn out. you don't risk a 500 impossible to get GPU, nevermind the rest of the parts, to a known bad powersupply design.
a c 243 U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 3:34:58 AM

No. Corsair does not actually make anything though. They just rebrand products. Their power supplies, RAM, cases ect. are all made by other companies and rebranded by Corsair. Now don't get me wrong they pretty much only put their name on quality products and things like their cases and keyboards and mice ect. are made to Corsair's specs. So in effect they do actually design some things.

There are actually only a few companies that make their own power supplies. Seasonic is one of the best and it does not matter if it has the Seasonic name on it or Corsair or XFX or any of the other companies they make power supplies for. If it's Seasonic made it's generally top quality.
April 14, 2012 4:44:23 AM

unksol said:
the extreme power plus series is generally bad. I would not trust hardware that expensive to one.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


hello!
I am also running my system with extreme power plus 600 watt :(  , you can see my specs in my sig.
Could you suggest a good psu around 800 watt ( want to sli 680 eventually).
I know the tx850v2 is a great psu but i would love one with a red sleeve, if there exists one :D  .
April 14, 2012 8:21:07 AM

p_bug said:
hello!
I am also running my system with extreme power plus 600 watt :(  , you can see my specs in my sig.
Could you suggest a good psu around 800 watt ( want to sli 680 eventually).
I know the tx850v2 is a great psu but i would love one with a red sleeve, if there exists one :D  .


what do you mean red sleeve? u mean red like this?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 1:47:47 PM

p_bug said:
By sleeve i mean the cloth type of thing that covers the wires.Almost all the psu i have seen have black sleeving.
I am afraid i wont get a red one. :( 



you might want to open your own thread. I've heard of people doing their own.sleaving on cables and I know there's shrink stuff you could do individual wires with. there's also replacement cables for some modular psu's. nothing I've ever really looked into though. might want to Google around to get an idea then ask. I wouldn't spend the time/money but -f your getting 680s in SLI sure you have the cash to get what you want.
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