Evga gtx 690 and 700w psu?

Hi guys:


i have decided that if i successfully sell my current 7950 , i will tag on extra money for an evga gtx 690 after my internship.


however,i would like to as little changes on my system as possible.


my spec:

cpu i5 3570k @ 3.4( turbo 3.8)
hdd : barrucuda 7200rpm 3tb
ram: 16gb
motherboard: ga z77x u3dh
psu : corsair gs700
cpu cooling fan: corsair h60


is my psu being used up with this spec? will my cpu bottleneck the gtx 690?


I really want to switch to 690 because I have always been a nvidia fan, not to mention XFX customer service is just terrible and I have heard good thing about EVGAs.


thank you!
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  1. bishopi5 said:
    no, you should be fine.



    so my cpu is fine for it too? no bottlenecking? (I forget to type cpu before "bottleneck")
  2. Just get the PSU from a very good manufacturer:) I run a Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 670 OC with a 2600@4.2GHz all on a 600W PSU :ouch: But its an very reliable PSU :bounce: I even ran a guzzling GTX 570 on it
  3. meowmix44 said:
    Just get the PSU from a very good manufacturer:) I run a Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 670 OC with a 2600@4.2GHz all on a 600W PSU :ouch: But its an very reliable PSU :bounce: I even ran a guzzling GTX 570 on it



    um ic, so i think corsair is...pretty good? nice warranty and stuff.

    I just wanna make sure the 690 is not going to perform any less than others because of my psu.
  4. hihiip201 said:
    um ic, so i think corsair is...pretty good? nice warranty and stuff.

    I just wanna make sure the 690 is not going to perform any less than others because of my psu.

    The new generation 600 series draw even less power :)
  5. meowmix44 said:
    The new generation 600 series draw even less power :)



    so they are just fast because they are more efficient? that's what i like to hear ! haha

  6. They are more power efficient and smaller and faster so they are just better all around :wahoo:
  7. I totally agree. No bottlenecks at all in that system. And your psu should be fine unless its junk. I run a 2700k cpu at 5ghz and 2 overclocked 680s on a seasonic x650. You should be golden bud.
  8. mojin7 said:
    I totally agree. No bottlenecks at all in that system. And your psu should be fine unless its junk. I run a 2700k cpu at 5ghz and 2 overclocked 680s on a seasonic x650. You should be golden bud.

    :o :kaola: Mine is OCZ Modlar 600W :hello:
  9. Damn so a gtx 690 can run a 600W psu?
  10. hihiip201 said:
    Hi guys:


    i have decided that if i successfully sell my current 7950 , i will tag on extra money for an evga gtx 690 after my internship.


    however,i would like to as little changes on my system as possible.


    my spec:

    cpu i5 3570k @ 3.4( turbo 3.8)
    hdd : barrucuda 7200rpm 3tb
    ram: 16gb
    motherboard: ga z77x u3dh
    psu : corsair gs700
    cpu cooling fan: corsair h60


    is my psu being used up with this spec? will my cpu bottleneck the gtx 690?


    I really want to switch to 690 because I have always been a nvidia fan, not to mention XFX customer service is just terrible and I have heard good thing about EVGAs.


    thank you!


    Hi - you will be fine on both counts, bottleneck & psu.

    realhardtech recommends a quality 620w psu for a sys with one gtx 690,
    and that has some headroom built in. So, your gs700 is more than enough,
    both in watts and amps on the +12v rail.

    Tom
  11. toyftw said:
    Hi - you will be fine on both counts, bottleneck & psu.

    realhardtech recommends a quality 620w psu for a sys with one gtx 690,
    and that has some headroom built in. So, your gs700 is more than enough,
    both in watts and amps on the +12v rail.

    Tom



    Sweet~~~ guess next just gotta figure out how to sell this 7950 then.

    The thing is that in order to transfer warranty I need to give the buyer a copy of my original receipt which has my phone number and everything on it, so I'm looking for someone my friends know so I can trust him/her.


    Also, What does it mean to have a "junk" psu? I have the corsair gs700w but I really don't know how to judge rather or not it is junk.
  12. hihiip201 said:
    Sweet~~~ guess next just gotta figure out how to sell this 7950 then.

    The thing is that in order to transfer warranty I need to give the buyer a copy of my original receipt which has my phone number and everything on it, so I'm looking for someone my friends know so I can trust him/her.


    Also, What does it mean to have a "junk" psu? I have the corsair gs700w but I really don't know how to judge rather or not it is junk.


    junk psu means poor quality, but you don't have a junk psu,
    your corsair is fine
  13. hihiip201 said:
    Sweet~~~ guess next just gotta figure out how to sell this 7950 then.

    The thing is that in order to transfer warranty I need to give the buyer a copy of my original receipt which has my phone number and everything on it, so I'm looking for someone my friends know so I can trust him/her.


    Also, What does it mean to have a "junk" psu? I have the corsair gs700w but I really don't know how to judge rather or not it is junk.

    He means aPSU that doesn't supply its rating :p
    Like a ummm engine that says it cango 180MPH/KPH but only hits 120MPH/KPH
  14. meowmix44 said:
    He means aPSU that doesn't supply its rating :p
    Like a ummm engine that says it cango 180MPH/KPH but only hits 120MPH/KPH



    Which manufacturers often provide psu of such qualities? please let me know so I may avoid doing business with them in the future.
  15. hihiip201 said:
    Which manufacturers often provide psu of such qualities? please let me know so I may avoid doing business with them in the future.


    Too many shoddy one's to list here.
    Better to use known to be good PSU suppliers and avoid the others.
    Known to be good:

    Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Rosewill Capstone/Fortress series,
    most Corsairs, most Enermax, most Silverstone,and a few others.

    Ask here if you don't know or look for reviews from
    jonnyguru, hardware secrets, hardocp, & hardware canucks.
  16. toyftw said:
    Too many shoddy one's to list here.
    Better to use known to be good PSU suppliers and avoid the others.
    Known to be good:

    Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Rosewill Capstone/Fortress series,
    most Corsairs, and a few others.

    Ask here if you don't know or look for reviews from
    jonnyguru, hardware secrets, hardocp, & hardware canucks.



    ya you are right! Ima make sure I check with you guys before I buy any hardwares.


    At least I have learned that XFX sucks at their gpu and customer service.


    Alright I am going to take this thread even further.

    If I am to run a 690 sli in the future, How many Watts should I be looking into?


    I had a thread before regarding xfire 7950 and people told me it should be fine, so if 690 uses less power....than I think I should be golden?
  17. hihiip201 said:
    ya you are right! Ima make sure I check with you guys before I buy any hardwares.


    At least I have learned that XFX sucks at their gpu and customer service.


    Alright I am going to take this thread even further.

    If I am to run a 690 sli in the future, How many Watts should I be looking into?


    I had a thread before regarding xfire 7950 and people told me it should be fine, so if 690 uses less power....than I think I should be golden?


    690 in SLI = 950w,at least 4 6+2pin connectors, most people needing that go to 1khw

    Tom
  18. toyftw said:
    690 in SLI = 950w,at least 4 6+2pin connectors, most people needing that go to 1khw

    Tom



    I just talked to my friend and he thinks that I should wait for the gtx titan.


    will my spec ([psu, cpu) be able to keep up with titan?
  19. You should be all set bud! Ive got my eye on a Titan also. Can't wait to hear some real specs.
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