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What PSU W needed for i7-3770k and GTX 680

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August 18, 2012 3:23:15 AM

hey guys,

i haven't built a desktop since when 2gb was an excess of ram already. i plan on buying the i7-3770k and the GTX 680 (might go with 670 if i run out of cash) and i was wondering if a 650w PSU would be enough to power this.

this will include like 9 fans, h100 cooling system, and the dvd burner. that's all i use really. i dont plan on overclocking at all in anyway.

thank you and have a good day
August 18, 2012 3:30:31 AM

frankietown said:
hey guys,

i haven't built a desktop since when 2gb was an excess of ram already. i plan on buying the i7-3770k and the GTX 680 (might go with 670 if i run out of cash) and i was wondering if a 650w PSU would be enough to power this.

this will include like 9 fans, h100 cooling system, and the dvd burner. that's all i use really. i dont plan on overclocking at all in anyway.

thank you and have a good day



Hey man I would suggest going for a 750W or 850W PSU just to be comfortable in the fact that you can add more stuff into the computer without risking not having a big enough power supply
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August 18, 2012 3:33:28 AM

A strong 650 watt PSU like a Corsair TX650v2 would cover it. And, yes I absolutely would go with a GTX 670 over a 680. For the price a GTX 680 commands for the performance advantage over the 670 is just simply not worth it. Especially considering you could spend about mid-way between their two price points and get a 7970 GHZ edition that outperforms both of them.
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August 18, 2012 4:00:26 AM

i actually bought the corsair AX650. hopefully it will be enough. i dont plan on having multiple video cards or anything.

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2012 4:02:32 AM
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You're fine with that lol.
August 18, 2012 6:42:58 AM

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