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Power requirement of asus gtx 680

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May 7, 2012 12:57:15 AM

hi,all, does anyone know the system power requirement for asus GTX680-DC2T-2GD5? still 550 watt minimum?

cheers
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May 7, 2012 1:22:29 AM

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Just make sure you get a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX brands. There a lot of bad PSU's out there so I would stick to the brands I suggested. Good luck to you
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May 7, 2012 1:39:34 AM

DM186 said:
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Just make sure you get a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX brands. There a lot of bad PSU's out there so I would stick to the brands I suggested. Good luck to you



Actually you can pretty much count on all the currently produced models from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec. ;) 
a c 181 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 2:18:59 AM

anort3 said:
Actually you can pretty much count on all the currently produced models from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec. ;) 


I see you have a few more models to list, mine is less so not to take to much time for typing if you know what I mean and yes all those brands are good and some are better than others.

But hay thanks I think I might just write them all down. Cheers
May 7, 2012 2:37:52 AM

thx for the info, guys, but since its a oc version of gtx680, so i think it will simply suck more power than usual ones, so i like to know if 550watt is still enough for it.

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May 7, 2012 2:42:56 AM

Yes. It might pull a few more watts than the stock version.

When they recommend a power supply wattage they assume you have a very cheap power supply as well. Meaning that you have a PSU that will put out a peak of 550 watts. A quality power supply from one of the brands listed above will put out it's rated wattage continuously not just peak.
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May 7, 2012 2:46:06 AM

If you can afford it just get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it more than you need but gives you breathing room Knowing that a good power supply can last you many years, you want to think about possible upgrades to your computer system in the future, to make sure that your power supply can handle the load with that new part.
May 7, 2012 2:50:47 AM

i happened to have a antec earthwatts 550 psu, so i am not sure if it can handle the power need of this asus card, or i have to upgrade psu again.
a c 181 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 2:56:24 AM

I agree and it boils down to the amps on the 12v rail. nVidia suggest to be safe for the normal card to use the 550w PSU. I have see other PSU's in the 450w range push the 680.

But since yours is OC'd then it could still be the 550w. You have to realize that the 680 draws less power than it older brother the 580. So you might be able to still use the 550w PSU but just make sure you get the PSU that states constant power not peak.

But it is up to you if you feel safer with a 650w PSU then go with that. That card is a lot of money. Good luck.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 7, 2012 2:57:20 AM

The EA 550 Platnium? If so it's made by FSP and is a very good unit providing 516 watts on the 12v rail. It's plenty for what you need.
May 7, 2012 4:10:16 AM

The Earthwatts 550 should be able to power your GTX680 without any problems

I'm using a Seasonic SS-500ET(408W on 12V) which was able to power

i5-760 + GTX560 TI , both OC'D without any problems at all
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