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ASUS GTX 690, Corsair HX650 sufficient?

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November 12, 2012 8:54:16 PM

Specs:
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
Intel i7 2700K 4.2GH'z
Corsair H80
G.Skill Ripjawz 16GB (4x4)
1x Velociraptor 150GB
1x Seagate barracuda 1.5TB
1x Intel 330 series 120GB SSD
Corsair HX650 Modular Power Supply
And running 7 fans total including CPU fans(2)

Would I be able to plug an Asus GTX 690 in my computer safely? Or will I be lacking power?
Thank you!
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November 12, 2012 9:00:10 PM

Should be OK so long as the PSU isn't too old, it will be working fairly hard.
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November 13, 2012 3:10:42 AM

Alright so I shouldn't expect to be able to overclock anything, correct?
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November 13, 2012 3:12:33 AM

You should be fine. 650W is plenty for an overclocked CPU and graphics card (even a dual GPU card).
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November 13, 2012 4:07:07 PM

Without overclocking it would run it no problem, would be plenty of juice.

It would probably be fine even with overclocking, just saying your PSU will be working quite hard compared with most systems out there. With everything overclocked to the max I imagine you would pull something like 600W under peak load.

EDIT: Most quality PSU's like that Corsair are designed so that if it does pull more than it's rated power for a short period of time, it should cope. Some are even higher wattage PSU's with lower ratings. The Seasonic X-400FL is a good example. I saw a review that said you could pull 600W+ from it no problem but because it's fanless you would need good airflow for the PSU to cope in that case. At 400W it should cope in most systems.
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November 19, 2012 11:12:52 PM

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November 19, 2012 11:13:08 PM

Thank you guys! Helped plenty!
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