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Will my core i5 750 bottleneck a GTX680?

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April 17, 2012 11:36:05 PM

other details 8 GB ram 1600 mhz and 120 Gb SSD not that it really matters, and a 850 watt PSU
a b Î Nvidia
April 17, 2012 11:38:53 PM

No.
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April 17, 2012 11:41:02 PM

amuffin said:
No.


Thanks I thought so, but I wanted to make sure :) 
a b Î Nvidia
April 18, 2012 4:52:03 AM

Just make sure your power supply has enough juice to power it.
April 19, 2012 7:41:04 PM

yes agreed TT psus are trash and your system will run on a quality 650W unit no problem

basically agreeing with everything that was already said good advice boys!

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a c 84 Î Nvidia
April 19, 2012 8:17:16 PM
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But if you already have the Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W TRX-850M (W0319RU) ...

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 680 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

For a system using two GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 750 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 53 Amps or greater and that has at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.

The Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W TRX-850M (W0319RU), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 69 Amps and with two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 680. It is also sufficient to power your system configuration with two GeForce GTX 680 in 2-way SLI mode.

The problems with the Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W TRX-850M (W0319RU) arise when you draw 78% or more of its labelled power. Those cheap PSUs made by hec/compucase will exceed the electrical ripple and noise levels allowed by the ATX12V Power Supply Design specifications. Excess ripple will rapidly degrade the electrolytic capacitors on your motherboard, graphics card, PSU itself, controller locic board on disk drives, ..., etc. rendering them useless.
April 19, 2012 8:20:10 PM

I wouldn't touch one with a,..... 49.5 foot pooooooole

but yeah Id say probably fine for a single 680, wouldn't have been my choice of psu but like ko888 says you will be able to run a 680 and your system easily but if one day your system stops working, you know what the culprit is
a b Î Nvidia
April 19, 2012 8:34:26 PM

I'm with ko888. It'll be fine. If you want to go SLI, maybe then consider a change, but as it is, no worries.
April 19, 2012 8:53:34 PM

I use Thermaltake in all my machines and have had no problems with them.
April 19, 2012 10:10:50 PM

Best answer selected by beckstrom12.
April 19, 2012 10:12:15 PM

Hey guy thanks for the input, I did know those PSU's were so bad :(  oh well, should be good for a single 680, and if I ever go SLI, which probably wont happen since these cards are damn expensive then I would upgrade the PSU as well.
April 19, 2012 11:12:40 PM

wow I guess bolding, highlighting, and triple-stating go a long way
a b Î Nvidia
April 20, 2012 3:38:50 AM

baddad said:
I use Thermaltake in all my machines and have had no problems with them.

The higher wattage thermaltakes are the better ones, but the 850w > 400w ones are the horrible ones..,
April 20, 2012 3:53:42 AM

eh there all pretty horrible in my book a psu is just something that I dont skimp on
a b Î Nvidia
April 20, 2012 4:02:38 AM

Because if powersupply dies, than most likely everything else has too...
a c 168 Î Nvidia
April 20, 2012 10:31:08 AM

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