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Evga gtx 670 FTW Power Requirement

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2012 3:19:55 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to build a new gaming system and I had a question on the power supply.

Here is the spec for the parts:

CPU: i5 3570k
CPU cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb DDR3
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
SDD: Samsung 830 Series 120/8 gb (im not sure haha)
Video Card: EVGA Geforce Gtx 670 FTW
Motherboard: ASRock z77 extreme 6
Power supply: ......

I wanna note that I'm NOT planning to do an SLI with this system in the future, just a single video card.

Looking forward to some feedbacks ;D
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:34:35 PM

Corsair CX 500v2.

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August 17, 2012 3:39:12 PM

I am also some what new to this and am also building a new system. I decided to go with the gigabyte 670 windforce OC version. It out performs the 680 for a good 100 dollars less. Regardless, from what I am reading you will need at least a 550w system for the 670 cards, however, I am getting a factory OC version so it may use more juice. I decided to go with a 630w power supply 500 seems to low, though, any more informed insight on this would be great as I would be able to save a few bucks here XD.

P.S. I also can't help but wonder why you are spending so much on your motherboard if you don't plan to sli in the future? From what I have read the asrock z77 extreme4 is really highly rated for a few dollars less. I went with the asrock z77 pro3; I do plan to sli, but since the main game I'll be playing is WoW, not for a long time. From what I can tell our wants are similar, as we have a few things in common in our build, 8 gigs of ram, gtx 670, and the i5 3570k. I have been looking for some insight on the whole mobo/psu situation for a few days in anticipation of my purchase, but what I have read lead me to the conclusion that I would need at least a 550w psu and a mobo that supports my cpu (z77) and pci express 3.0 for the card (gigabyte windforce 670); the asrock z77 pro3 and the asrock z77 extreme4 both meet this requirement.
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August 17, 2012 11:32:23 PM

Thanks for the quick feedback guys! now I can finally relax and continue with my new build.. and also to Montecorex, good luck with your build too!
September 4, 2012 12:19:40 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2012 6:36:24 PM

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