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Yes, what's your point? You said you haven't seen a 500w PSU that has the connectivity to power a 7970. I provided one that has lower wattage.
Here's 550w unit that has four PCIe connector: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080
Can power 680 SLI setup.


I had that psu at one time powering two gtx 480s and a 990x @4.6Ghz. The 480s were clocked at 750Mhz core. No doubt it can power two 680s.

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post #22 of 27
Found this unit on one of the listed sites, would be a good buy: http://azerty.nl/8-1073-517484/super-flower-golden-green.html

Edit: Also, I didn't know this was a thing, I wish Newegg had this wattage of this line: http://www.informatique.nl/557009/nzxt-hale-power-550w.html
Edited by bR0ken_pr0Jector - 10/25/12 at 6:40pm
post #23 of 27
he will maybe have enough watts but he will have no 8/6/4 etc pins left so that leaves him at the end of the psu so that leaves no room for upgrades etc and will be close to 550w (NOT 550 BUT CLOSE!) so it will die faster there my case here is settled we arguing over this lol
post #24 of 27
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he will maybe have enough watts but he will have no 8/6/4 etc pins left so that leaves him at the end of the psu so that leaves no room for upgrades etc
He never stated intentions for Crossfire, but it will be fine for any single GPU setup.
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and will be close to 550w (NOT 550 BUT CLOSE!)
No, he will not.
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so it will die faster
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there my case here is settled we arguing over this lol
good, please go.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

he will maybe have enough watts but he will have no 8/6/4 etc pins left so that leaves him at the end of the psu so that leaves no room for upgrades etc and will be close to 550w (NOT 550 BUT CLOSE!) so it will die faster there my case here is settled we arguing over this lol

The PCIe conectors comes in 6/8-Pins - not 4, btw. If he wish to add another card in the future (which he should have stated if he would but did not), then yes, he may want to get a higher rated PSU. Just so you know, just because a PSU lacks the connectivity to power something, doesn't mean it can't power it as you can always used a molex to PCIe connector.

And no, the 550w will not die faster. The Superflower Golden Green and Hale92 (SF GG internally) is a high-end unit and is capable of powering that system without breaking a sweat. The units that bR0ken_pr0Jector suggested are excellent for his build.
post #26 of 27
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The PCIe conectors comes in 6/8-Pins - not 4, btw. If he wish to add another card in the future (which he should have stated if he would but did not), then yes, he may want to get a higher rated PSU. Just so you know, just because a PSU lacks the connectivity to power something, doesn't mean it can't power it as you can always used a molex to PCIe connector.
And no, the 550w will not die faster. The Superflower Golden Green and Hale92 (SF GG internally) is a high-end unit and is capable of powering that system without breaking a sweat. The units that bR0ken_pr0Jector suggested are excellent for his build.

is all I am stating is its better to upgrade now then have to do it later this way he does-sent have to worry about it ever again i like to make sure I am set for future that is why i picked up a 1k for 160$ i just like to be safe then sorry that is all im trying to say

this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3880689&CatId=2535
post #27 of 27
And all I was just trying to clarify a few things that you said. 1) A ~500w can have the connectivity of powering a 7970. 2) Even if it doesn't have it, you may used molex to PCIe connectors to power it. 3) If it's a quality unit (especially high-end unit where the power output could supply more power than the label wattage), you don't have to worry about it dying on you.

I understand the whole idea of buying power in preparation of upgrading, but it should still be done with moderation. For example, if I had a single 680, rather than getting a 450w, I might get a 650w as I'm expecting to add another card. However, I'm not going to get a lower-end 850w~1000w unit just for the preparation of the unknown future where I'm not sure if I going to 3 way SLI or even 4-way. Especially since I probably better off getting a more power-efficient and yet more powerful next gen GPU (GTX 7xx / HD8xxx or later) which is more than likely what I would be doing anyways.

Well, continuing on this is rather pointless as well as off-topic. Since it came to this, let's wait for the OP to provide further details on what he is planning for the future.
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