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How large of a PSU for this?

Okay, today I went to Micro Center and also ordered a few components online. This is my first build and today I ran into some trouble with the psu I had picked out. This is what I am working with...

i-7 3770k

cooler master v8 cpu cooler

asus p8L77 deluxe motherboard

gtx 680 4gb ftw

16gb crucial balistix elite 2x8gb

crucial 256g ssd

2 tb green caviar hdd (I believe I will be exchanging that tomorrow for the black cav. I was trying to tell myself it was alright to compromise but now i have an itch to upgrade)

pioneer optical drive blu-ray burner

aerocool touch 2000 control

coolermaster haf x 942

and for the psu I had picked out the corsair gs800, their website and their system said they had 5 in stock. I had multiple searching everywhere for them but had no luck. They checked in the back behind and under every other psu in the place.

I ended up settling with the corsair gs700. Now is that going to be enough power? and was the gs800 under, perfect, or overkill?

I will be going there tomorrow to get a few more things, and want to know what psu would you get thats under a $140
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  1. Hi, if you can exchange the 680 for a 670 that would be better :)
  2. nope, keeping that, it wasnt a budget thing, just their suggestion to step down. What psu would you get if this is what you were working with?
  3. A single 680 right?

    The corsair GS700 would be more than enough.
  4. yeah just rollin' solo. Do you think thats a quality psu as well, or any other suggestions?
  5. Best answer
    Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

    GeForce GTX 680 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
    GeForce GTX 680 SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

    If you are going to overclock GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_review,9.html
  6. hobson said:
    yeah just rollin' solo. Do you think thats a quality psu as well, or any other suggestions?
    The xfx is built by seasonic if you want to go better it will cost more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
  7. Thanks I appreciate it.
  8. No problem your welcome!Here some other choices Antec HGC M 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059
    Seasonic made, 80Plus Bronze, modular, 48A of 12V power, 3 yr warranty

    Seasonic M12II 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
    Partly modular, 80Plus Bronze, 48A on the 12V rail, 5 yr warranty

    Rosewill Capstone 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071
    Superflower made, 80Plus Gold, 54 amps of 12V power, 5 year warranty

    Corsair 650TX V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    Seasonic made, 53 amps 12V power, 80Plus bronze, 5 yr warranty

    Seasonic X650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
    80Plus Gold, 54 amps 12V power, 5 yr warranty, FULLY modular
  9. i got a corsair hx 850, got it for a steal
  10. hobson said:
    i got a corsair hx 850, got it for a steal
    That's good enjoy. :)
  11. Best answer selected by hobson.
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