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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162095
req 550 watts

Lol. 550 watts recommended. The card itself pulls nowhere near that amount
     
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didnt read the whole thread but the gtx 680 itself is around 200 watts stock (usually i think it was 190) bassed off of pins the "max" would be around 225 watts (75 watts pcie, and 75 for each 6 pin) but the 500-550 watts is suppose to include the cpu
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post #23 of 31
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Lol. 550 watts recommended. The card itself pulls nowhere near that amount

Well we know that, but it give you an idea, of what you will need, If it say 500 and you have a 500, then it will work , just wont have alot of head room. You can get by with less, you'll just have to tone thing down,
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Well we know that, but it give you an idea, of what you will need, If it say 500 and you have a 500, then it will work , just wont have alot of head room. You can get by with less, you'll just have to tone thing down,

You will have tons of headroom with a 500W. The card is a 195w TDP card. Along with a 100w or so CPU that doesn't even break 300W until you start OC'ing stuff.
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You will have tons of headroom with a 500W. The card is a 195w TDP card. Along with a 100w or so CPU that doesn't even break 300W until you start OC'ing stuff.

CPU is Close to 200W if its @ 4.0Ghz.
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post #26 of 31
hmm you should be able to run a OCed 2600k (uses around 180-200 watts worst case ) and a stock gtx 680 off of about 400-450 watts, Stock 2500k is around 105 watts smile.gif
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Seriously? On a 20" display you can't max out WoW with a 470 on a very good system? I maxed WoW on a 5770 and an Athlon quad core. The good thing about new video cards is that they require less power than their predecessors. The 680 will be about the same wattage req as your 470, maybe less.
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post #28 of 31
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CPU is Close to 200W if its @ 4.0Ghz.

Lol what CPU uses 200W @ 4GHz? 2500K/2600K? You can get 4GHz with stock voltage, which means no increase in TDP. If you up the voltage to 1.4v from stock 1.2v(to achieve higher OC's), you are saying that the extra .2 volts is going to yield over 100W of power draw? Right, sure it is.

If you are speaking about an FX, then it's a different story. rolleyes.gif
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yes. I came from a 470SLI setup.
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So you are working with a 750 watt?
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