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So long as you're not running going to be running some high overclocks on the card and stress testing FurMark + prime95 a lot, you're good to go on your TruePower New 550W.

Use a 2 molex -> PCIe 6-pin adapter along with a native PCIe 6-pin to feed a two PCIe 6-pin to 8-pin adapter that comes with the card. Then use the TPN native PCIe 8-pin for the other 8-pin input to the card.

An i5-2500k at that kind of overclock uses only like 100W on full CPU load.

TPN is a very good unit, and it can handle the occasional spike over 100% load (which shouldn't be necessary unless possibly you overclock the card and run prime95 + FurMark), especially since it will not be heating up too much in the bottom of the P180 mini.

Obviously the below is an Antec demo, and it's not a true full load they're drawing, but see this:

post #12 of 24
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Sadly, Antec just doesnt' have much in PSU's anymore that catch my eye and within my price range. Looks like Corsair might be it after all these years. Shame.

Anyway, im thinking of one of these to power me now and down into the road. Is anyone aware of any soon to be changes for ATX PSU's such as 30pin mobo power connectors, 10pin CPU power and or 10 pin PCI-E power connectors that I should wait for?

Not sure how high end I should go without wasting money on something I won't really need, haven't bought a new PSU in a long time. My past two Antecs have died and were replaced with newer models. Dunno if its worth spending extra for "Gold" vs "Silver" as I don't really care about power usage/savings/save the planet.

Main thing I really want is quality PSU with long warranty that is easily replaced via manfucturer, hence why I stuck with Antec all these years.

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139016

Not sure if OCZ is worth a hoo haa in the PSU dept, but its sure priced right.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018

Seasonic sure gets toss around nowadays, but im not familiar with them. Mostly concerned with warranty and ease of replacement

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087
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post #13 of 24
Seasonic makes the Antec TruePower New you have, which is probably sufficient for the 560 Ti 2win as noted earlier. They also make the Corsair AX650/750/850, which are X Series rebrands, and a lot of other good stuff.

Many OCZ power supplies are pretty decent to very good, particularly their new lineup: ZX, ZT, ZS. ModXStream Pro is older and okay but definitely a budget unit.

Almost anything but a top-end unit would be a sidegrade or downgrade from a TruePower New, which is very good, way better than most prior Antec units but TruePower Quattro and Signature. Pretty much most anything that would be an upgrade, is around the point of high end where you're wasting money on something you don't need, unless maybe you're looking for lower noise or higher efficiency for some reason.

If you were starting from scratch and wanted something overkill that would for sure last through whatever dual GPU setups down the road, I'd recommend a TruePower New 750W at $80, which is a good deal:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=36264&promoid=1287

Not sure if you want to upgrade like that though, especially since the current unit is enough so long as you don't overclock it with voltage increases.
post #14 of 24
evga specs do recommend "minimum 700w power supply"...take that how you like, and congrats!
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cool text wall story but that card is terrible.
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cool text wall story but that card is terrible.
how terrible is it?
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Anyone know if you could run two of these to support six monitors?
    
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750W is a good pricepoint IMO
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Anyone know if you could run two of these to support six monitors?
Can't run two, SLI is disabled via Nvidia
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post #20 of 24
indeed, the 560ti 2 win would be amazing if you could run 2 of them...

It does have an sli connector but the 560ti's are limited to 2 gpus?

I was gonna get 2 of them for quad fire action, but its not happening, i think you'd be better off with a single 580 SOC or something,

Also you mentioned size, this card will be 12inch long at best! that would struggle to fit into my 800D!!

Also the 570's are the BOY right now for price/performance if you have space a 2nd would be a much more logical choice.
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