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yes of course if he has 5GHz cpu with 7HDD 3 DVD/BlueRay RW oced VGAs 10 fans and uses furmark(very upper than any game) wont support it thumb.gif
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For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we measured the peak wattage used by the system while running the OpenGL benchmark FurMark 1.8.2 at 1280x1024 resolution.
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1280x1024 resolution????doh.gif
post #22 of 35
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1280x1024 resolution????doh.gif

Regardless.. in his defense, furmark's gonna pull more watts than any game.

You will also find changing the resolution in furmark doesn't effect the consumption much at all. Go try
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I have seen several 580's in the FS section for less than $375. I think they are definitely worth it at that price. And SLI 580's will work on a 650w PSU. I would not do it for very long though. 750w would be ideal.
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I have never ever heard anyone suggest anything less than a 900w for SLI 580s.

LOL You don't need that much power for SLI 580s doh.gif

650W if you get a very high quality PSU. personally, I would get a high quality 750W PSU just to be safe.

@OP. IMO don't jump the gun, the sales will come thumb.gif
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post #25 of 35
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LOL You don't need that much power for SLI 580s doh.gif
650W if you get a very high quality PSU. personally, I would get a high quality 750W PSU just to be safe.
@OP. IMO don't jump the gun, the sales will come thumb.gif


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/318375-28-which-power-supply

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=198471

Not being sarcastic, just simply what I've read
post #26 of 35
1 580 on a 650W PSU is fine, I ran that and a GTS450 on my X650 from Seasonic.
post #27 of 35
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Okay so I have a few questions. My primary question is should i pick up a 580 for my build now that I can get one for around $400?
I was originally trying to wait out for kepler
(PSU is 650W)
also, i am planning on getting a z68 extreme 3 gen 3 board and i5 2500k
should i wait for the z77 board and i5 2750k ivy bridge?
i will primarily be gaming
-thanks!

Wow, this thread got kind of far off-topic. To the OP, hopefully this might be a more direct answer to your question smile.gif

#1. Should I pick up a 580 for my build?

Personally, I would not. I would save up a bit of money, and either grab the 7870 or the GTX 680 (not sure about the 680 price, thought I saw it was going to be 450-500). As has been stated, they will run cooler and use significantly less power from what I've seen of the benchmarks so far, with just as good (if not better) OC potential. The current generation of cards isn't that much more expensive, so personally I would save up a bit more and go for the current gen of cards.

#2. Can my 650 watt PSU run a 580?

Yes it can, without any problem. Even a lower-tiered PSU will be able to run a 580 without any problem, and still allow you some room to OC. So if you go with a 7970, a 680, or a 580, you will have no problems running a single card in your system.

#3. Should I wait for ivy bridge?

I would not wait for Ivy Bridge. There is a slight increase in performance over SB, but this is an off-year for Intel, I believe they call it a "tock". They're really not changing anything architecturally with the design, they're just shrinking it down. So it does provide some performance gains over SB and lower heat I believe, but considering you can pick up a 2500k from Microcenter for 150 bucks at the moment, I would say SB is just peachy thumb.gif
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post #28 of 35
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#3. Should I wait for ivy bridge?
I would not wait for Ivy Bridge. There is a slight increase in performance over SB, but this is an off-year for Intel, I believe they call it a "tock". They're really not changing anything architecturally with the design, they're just shrinking it down. So it does provide some performance gains over SB and lower heat I believe, but considering you can pick up a 2500k from Microcenter for 150 bucks at the moment, I would say SB is just peachy thumb.gif

My personal opinion, but It is being released in June(3 months) and with a (rumored) 20% performance increase and PCIe 3.0 capability at little-to-no extra cost, It could be worth the wait.
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here in the UK the gtx580 has dropped in price by about £30 in the last week. I already own a Asus Direct cu ii GTX580 and i really cant make my mind up weather to buy another GTX580 for SLI in time or sell it and buy a GTX680 or higher when released later this week hmmmm tough choice! Im still over the moon with my GTX580, theres no game i cant max out witch excellent framerate...normally above 60fps!

I thought the main performance increase with IVY was in the IGPU performance, not so much the CPU performance
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here in the UK the gtx580 has dropped in price by about £30 in the last week. I already own a Asus Direct cu ii GTX580 and i really cant make my mind up weather to buy another GTX580 for SLI in time or sell it and buy a GTX680 or higher when released later this week hmmmm tough choice! Im still over the moon with my GTX580, theres no game i cant max out witch excellent framerate...normally above 60fps!
I thought the main performance increase with IVY was in the IGPU performance, not so much the CPU performance

Correct, Rumored at 100% integrated GPU performance and 20% CPU performance.
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