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GTX 680 on 520W psu

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December 6, 2012 6:16:15 PM

My current specs are
-Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.8 (H80 watercooler)
-Gigabyte Z77-D3H
-Corsair 2x4GB 1600 MHz DDR3
-EVGA GTX 680
-OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD
-Antec HCG-520w (80plus bronze)

Im wondering if my psu will be able to hold up, i dont plan on ocing my vid card

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December 6, 2012 7:19:30 PM

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.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated @ 45°C-50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

The Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W (HCG-520), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 680.
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December 6, 2012 7:40:18 PM

Looks like a good power supply, should just do it, but i'd get 600w or something like that for future upgrading PC parts or if you choose to go SLI/Xfire etc.
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December 6, 2012 8:00:23 PM

Make sure you've got enough 6-pin PCIe connectors! They look like this:

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December 6, 2012 10:12:30 PM

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