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What power supply to get to support an EVGA gtx 670 FTW

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a c 307 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 7:23:38 PM

1Dan1 said:
Hello, I was wondering what would be the right amount of wattage power supply, and the cheapest power supply, that would be best to get to support an EVGA GTX 670 FTW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Thanks in advance for your time. Some of my specs are below.

Processor: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHZ
RAM: 12 GB
Monitor: A 1400 x 900 View Sonic monitor


The mfg recommends 500w minimum, and you prob should get a quality unit in that range,
especially if the card fails during warranty and you need to RMA.

What is your budget?
There are some good deals in the 500-550w range.

altho the best price/value deal I see on Newegg right now is a 650w unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Nets to $50 after mir - Seasonic built

Quality brands are Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX. There are others, but a good unit/deal
can be found from this lsit.

Tom
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November 23, 2012 7:44:58 PM

An overclocked GTX requires more than 500w imo. Get a 600w+ unit from a good brand like toyftw mentioned and play it safely :) 
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 8:55:18 PM

technoholic said:
An overclocked GTX requires more than 500w imo. Get a 600w+ unit from a good brand like toyftw mentioned and play it safely :) 


No. It does not. In fact a system with a GTX 660 needs a recomended 430w power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Anything in the 450-500 watt range from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec will ensure a good quality unit.
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:01:28 PM

Any of these will do quite well. The Seasonic X460 is likely out of your price range but is the best in quality by a mile and fanless so is essentially silent. The Seasonic made PC Power and Cooling MK III is second best and would be my choice. It's modualr as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Edit: Try this if that link failed.

http://tinyurl.com/a4skvbl
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a c 307 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:10:26 PM

anort3 said:
No. It does not. In fact a system with a GTX 660 needs a recomended 430w power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Anything in the 450-500 watt range from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec will ensure a good quality unit.


Actually - the Mfg of the 670ftw recommends 500w minimum. I'm aware he can get by with less,
but if he has to RMA the card, you don't want the mfg to "have a way out" of the warranty
by having less than 500w.

Tom
Learn more about the EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR


Model
Brand
EVGA
Model
02G-P4-2678-KR

Interface
Interface
PCI Express 3.0 x16

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer
NVIDIA
GPU
GeForce GTX 670
Core Clock
1006MHz
Boost Clock
1084MHz
CUDA Cores
1344

Memory
Effective Memory Clock
6208MHz
Memory Size
2GB
Memory Interface
256-bit
Memory Type
GDDR5

3D API
DirectX
DirectX 11
OpenGL
OpenGL 4.2

Ports
HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort
DVI
2 x DVI

General
RAMDAC
400 MHz
Max Resolution
2560 x 1600 (DL-DVI)
3D VISION Game Ready
Yes
SLI Support
SLI Ready
Cooler
With Fan
System Requirements
Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.)
Power Connector
2 x 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes
HDCP Ready
Yes
Card Dimensions
10" x 4.38"




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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:24:34 PM

It's a 660 not a 670 and I completely trust Realhardtechx. Even their 430w number assumes a generic power supply.

Anandtech got their GTX 660 system to pull 287 watts at load. Of course that's with an overclocked 6 core i7 3960X.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6276/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...

Techspot got 292 watts. Also with a 6 core i7 3960X.

http://www.techspot.com/review/572-nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...

With a quality power supply 350 watts is more than enough. The PC Power and Cooling I recommended is a 500w model.

By the way your link above to the Corsair 650TX says it's made by Seasonic. Corsair dropped the TX V2. The TX V3 is what's sold now. The 550TX, 550TXM, 650TX and 650TXM are now made by CWT. The 750TX, 750TXM, 850TX and 850TXM are mde by Chicony Power Technology ( HiPro ) and no reviews have been released yet. I am holding off on recommending the TX line until someone puts them on a load tester.
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a c 266 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:26:48 PM

And ignore everything I posted because somehow I thought he was asking about a GTX 660 non Ti. That's what I get for having multiple tabs open. :whistle: 
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a c 307 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:30:05 PM

anort3 said:
It's a 660 not a 670 and I completely trust Realhardtechx. Even their 430w number assumes a generic power supply.

Anandtech got their GTX 660 system to pull 287 watts at load. Of course that's with an overclocked 6 core i7 3960X.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6276/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...

Techspot got 292 watts. Also with a 6 core i7 3960X.

http://www.techspot.com/review/572-nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...

With a quality power supply 350 watts is more than enough. The PC Power and Cooling I recommended is a 500w model.

By the way your link above to the Corsair 650TX says it's made by Seasonic. Corsair dropped the TX V2. The TX V3 is what's sold now. The 550TX, 550TXM, 650TX and 650TXM are now made by CWT. The 750TX, 750TXM, 850TX and 850TXM are mde by Chicony Power Technology ( HiPro ) and no reviews have been released yet. I am holding off on recommending the TX line until someone puts them on a load tester.


1Dan1's post is for an EVGA 670FTW, not a 660, and that's the info I replied to.

The Corsair TX 650 v2 (Seasonic built )is still avail @ Newegg, I'm aware Corsair has dropped it,
but there's still goods in the marketplace, hence the ads.

Tom
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a c 307 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 9:32:03 PM

anort3 said:
And ignore everything I posted because somehow I thought he was asking about a GTX 660 non Ti. That's what I get for having multiple tabs open. :whistle: 



LOL - sorry - didn't see this til after I posted.

cheers
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November 24, 2012 11:27:31 AM

Best answer selected by 1Dan1.
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November 24, 2012 11:29:05 AM

toyftw said:
The mfg recommends 500w minimum, and you prob should get a quality unit in that range,
especially if the card fails during warranty and you need to RMA.

What is your budget?
There are some good deals in the 500-550w range.

altho the best price/value deal I see on Newegg right now is a 650w unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Nets to $50 after mir - Seasonic built

Quality brands are Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX. There are others, but a good unit/deal
can be found from this lsit.

Tom


Thanks alot for your help! Much appreciated. I will more than likely go with the power supply you reccomended, thanks a bunch. Well within my budget.
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November 24, 2012 11:29:47 AM

Thank you everyone for your feedback, help, and suggestions!
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a c 307 ) Power supply
November 24, 2012 11:31:16 AM

1Dan1 said:
Thanks alot for your help! Much appreciated. I will more than likely go with the power supply you reccomended, thanks a bunch. Well within my budget.


Gr8 - good luck with your new upgrades.

Tom
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