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Yep, I bought the Seasonic Gold 1250W as well, to be on the safe side...smile.gif
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I got a 1200w back when I had reference 680s because I didn't want to have to upgrade the PSU for a while, so good thing I did because shortly after the PSU purchase I decided to get Lightnings thumb.gif
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you never hear people complain about their investment in something that was too powerful. I went with an enermax maxrevo 1500w last year and thats for a single card setup.



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Thanks I guess I'll give that one a go. I was able to OC much higher before the newest set of drivers, undoubtedly Nvidia enforcing its "green light" agenda one way or another. I'm pretty sure this will be my last green team card.

What do the drivers do than? I see no difference in the overclock with different drivers.
But I just got this card for a month or so...........
Edited by Arnoud87 - 11/6/12 at 12:52pm
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you never hear people complain about their investment in something that was too powerful. I went with an enermax maxrevo 1500w last year and thats for a single card setup.
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more Watt is always a good idea .. 1500w means its most efficient at 750 w.
I got a SilverStone Strider 1200w Evo myself. FOr only 1 GFX and CPU.. but 92% efficiency at 50%.. thats just nice
Edited by Arnoud87 - 11/6/12 at 12:48pm
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Is the new corsair 1200w worth the expensive price?
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Just had a quick power test using 3dmark11

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  • Asus Maximus IV,
  • I7-2600K,
  • Corsair Dominator 7-9-6-24-1T @ 1866,
  • 6x140mm fans,
  • 2x120mm fans,
  • corsair memory fans,
  • waterpump 18w,
  • 120GB SSD.
  • Silverstone 750 Gold PSU (maxrevo is in my chiller rig at the moment)
  • Gigabyte GTX680 Super Overclock

Measured at the wall-plug.

No overclock P9805
i7 - 2600K (37x, 36x, 35x, 35x 100Mhz) - default settings
GTX680 LN2 bios (- Mhz) - default settings
idle power consumption: 137w
max power consumption: 330w

CPU overclocked a bit P10280
i7 - 2600K (52x, 51x, 50x, 50x 100Mhz) - vcore 1.46v
GTX680 LN2 bios (- Mhz) - default settings
idle power consumption: 150w
max power consumption: 405w

CPU and GPU overclocked a bit P12390
i7 - 2600K (52x, 51x, 50x, 50x 100Mhz) - vcore 1.46v
GTX680 LN2 bios (1398Mhz) - vgpu 1.335v, gpumem 7336
idle power consumption: 163w
max power consumption: 465w

CPU overclocked a lot and GPU stock P9768
i7 - 2600K (54x, 54x, 54x, 54x 100.2Mhz) - vcore 1.62v
GTX680 LN2 bios (- Mhz) - default settings
idle power consumption: 181w
max power consumption: 488w

CPU overclocked a lot and GPU overclocked a bit P12502
i7 - 2600K (54x, 54x, 54x, 54x 100.2Mhz) - vcore 1.62v
GTX680 LN2 bios (1398Mhz) - vgpu 1.355v, gpumem 7336
idle power consumption: 181w
max power consumption: 555w

Its hot in my living room, so I didnt want to take any chances pushing stuff further today. Single GPU rigs should work out with a 650w PSU.



Next will be to bring this
CPU overclocked a lot and GPU overclocked a lot P13106
i7 - 2600K (52x, 52x, 52x, 52x 103.9Mhz) - vcore 1.61v
GTX680 LN2 bios (1489Mhz) - vgpu 1.41v, gpumem 7336
idle power consumption: ???w
max power consumption: ???w


Conclusion:
750w should be more than enough in SLI rigs, unless overclocking is a must.
Edited by qwwwizx - 11/6/12 at 1:43pm
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hehe biggrin.gif nice overview
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Just had a quick power test using 3dmark11

Includes:

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750w should be more than enough in SLI rigs, unless overclocking is a must.

Very informative. Thanks for posting thumb.gif +rep for sure
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I ve making a test with my System:

3Dmark 11 strofzpim.jpg
(some nvidia Quallity settings was enabled)
GTX 680 lightning @ 1515Mhz /7112Mhz
Rampage Extreme III with i7 980 @ 4910Mhz
Ram @ 2134Mhz
4 x HDD´s Raid
2 x SSD
3 x 140 Fans @ very low Power
1 waterpump
max. idle Power = 281 watts
max. Power = 605 watts

A short Test with 1530Mhz on my Lightning push to 627 watts.
Edited by DJRamses - 11/6/12 at 3:03pm
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