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Will my Processor and Psu Handle the rig?

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December 15, 2012 11:27:01 AM

Hello, So this is my rig today :
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
With a Corsair Cooling Hydro H60 watercooling on
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB DDR3 2133Mhz
Cooler Master GX Lite - 700W
Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm 64MB
And last but not least a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB DDR5
Now my Question is will my processor carry with this build but with sli ?
the second question is will the psu be able to handle the rig with sli Gpu?
Thanks by forehand ;) 
December 15, 2012 1:08:25 PM

Yes your CPU will carry the build, and you can never have to much power so I might recommend a 800Watt PSU, but if your tight on budget, the 700Watt should work.

Good Luck
a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2012 3:17:37 PM

There isn't a better gaming processor than the 3570K, so yeah, you are good! :) 

The biggest issue with power is having enough amps for the video card. You are going to want at least 70 Amps for SLI gtx 670s. (cards need 30-35 each). Your PSU is rated for 55A. I wouldn't run SLI on it.
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December 15, 2012 3:42:09 PM

So the Cooler masters GX-750W wont make it either then ... looks like it has 60a ... so the processor is legit but the psu is not as legit
a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2012 6:54:48 PM

You'd want an "SLI certified" PSU with a lot of amps if you want to ensure you don't have any headaches. I think you are going to be into 850 or 900W to get enough headroom.

You might consider selling the GTX670 on ebay and upgrading to a 680 as an economical upgrade. That only used 40A and could run easily on your current power supply.
December 15, 2012 8:11:25 PM

The thing is that i would get this second 670 allot cheeper since its a friend of mine that sells it so i dont know if it in the end would be much cheeper ;P than just to buy a new gpu ;D
a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2012 11:00:51 PM

Well whatever works out to be a better deal. 2x670 are faster than a 680, but you'd need a $100-150 power supply to make it work.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 12:18:18 AM

A quality power supply, roughly 750watt will do you fine. Antec High Current Gamer is what I have in mine as of right now, it's running fine.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 5:20:42 AM

amorenn said:
A quality power supply, roughly 750watt will do you fine. Antec High Current Gamer is what I have in mine as of right now, it's running fine.


It's working because it's a "high current" (a.k.a. amps) power supply. It's got Four 40A rails, meaning no problem running a 35A card on two of those rails. Most 700-750W PSU have a single rail with less than 60A.
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