Will my Processor and Psu Handle the rig?

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 ;)
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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