If you all don't think the TX650M will be enough, I was thinking of going and and getting one of these: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )which is on an amazing deal today, but today only. So I'll order one of those by this evening unless you all don't think its necessary.
My build was made for a single solid GPU utilization, so I don't plan to do anything more than just the 7970 Vapor-X for quite a while. So I'm not looking for a PSU that can SLI/Crossfire in the future at this point. However, with I plan to play Planetside 2 and the new version of FFXIV ARR in the near future. Both games will have some serious GPU and PSU demands. I may do a little overclocking on the CPU and GPU, but I'm not certain yet.
Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice/recommendations on this!
Oh heck, you're absolutely right! I should have checked Sapphire's site directly but instead went by what a reviewer site said Sapphire recommended. It may have even been for the 6GB version of the Vapor-X actually. Thanks Rolli!
I gotta say, its still such a great deal on that Seasonic that its really hard not to buy it anyway... lol.
Yes that Seasonic is a great PSU but you have a good one already.
That's exactly what I needed to hear to help me keep my money in my pocket. Thanks for that rolli. Haha.
It's a relief to know that the TX650M will definitely get the job done. I had purchased the PSU earlier than I should have based on my needs and long before I decided to pull the trigger on such a demanding GPU.
If I could though, just so I can learn from this in other areas, I have another few questions more in the department of PSU selection in general.
So I'm no Pro at this stuff, and most of my knowledge comes from friends who do know and information on the internet. I have no real schooling on these things. But I think a mistake I'm making is I'm assuming (first mistake, haha) that the high load wattage demands of each of components isn't a cumulative number that I should be referring to when I pick out a PSU? So as long as none of my components have demands for 600+W then I should be safely in the clear?
Also will my new build be putting any stress on the TX650M? Or is it really a good fit for it in that area as well?
Yes the wattage is accumulative but mostly on the 12 volt rail. Its really more about the amps not the watts but your PSU is fine with 54 amps on the 12 volt rail. Your build will be using about 400 watts with both the GPU and CPU at 90%. Should not have any issue with the TX650M.
You will be fine with that PSU but if you have not already bought this the FX8320 is a much better CPU power and performance wise than the 8120.
I was really tempted to do that, if I wasn't able to get a $20 off deal on the 8120. $130 was just too good of price for me to pass up a when I caught it a couple weeks back. I opted to short myself on the CPU a bit and instead flip it into a more serious GPU that I hope to get some decent mileage out of for awhile. At least, that seemed like a good plan. But a more serious CPU will definitely be the next step for me. I think I may give pre-built water cooling a try for the first time then too, since my new case will accommodate it so well. Its also a good excuse to trade this CPU to my Sister in the future for her PC and make a little cash back on it to flip back into a meaner AMD later. Haha.
Thanks again for your help Rolli and James you guys are awesome!