I'm a little short on time at the moment to compile a list, but I'll have time in a little while
Thank you for the link!
Can you also order from PC Case Gear?
Originally Posted by voodoo71
I would go with at least a 550w power supply for this set up. I read over the article and they even recommend a 550w watt for a average set-up with a 680. Thats just my opinoin but you want to make sure about your power so you dont run into a road block later if you decide to upgrade.
Yeah, but knowing that the power draw would max out at about 390W as I showed earlier is helpful. ;)
Originally Posted by GIitched
If i wanted to run a 2nd 680 in Sli (i think cause crossfire is AMD right?) how much more power would i need?
I also quite liked the feature of letting the fans/coolers run for 30seconds after the power has been turned off to cool the system faster.
You're right that SLi is NVIDIA and Crossfire is AMD.
With your build as it's looking right now, having two 680s would only require a quality-made 550W power supply:
With two 680's under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 473W from the wall outlet. Their CPU was idling, so like before I have to add about 150 for an overclocked 3770K. So if the GTX 680 and an overclocked 3770K are under full load at the same time, then that would make the PSU pulling 623W from the wall outlet. If the PSU is 85% efficient while pulling 623W from the wall outlet, then that would mean the system is pulling up to 530W from the PSU. Again, this is if the 680 and 3770K are under full load simultaneously.
A quality-made 550W power supply will be able to continuously deliver 550W without a problem "24/7" if it's ever needed, so it would be plenty.