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Wondering if my power supply will handle a GTX 680.

post #1 of 44
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Any help would be much appreciated. I am looking to upgrade my 550 Ti to the 680, but don't know if my PSU will be able to handle it. Thanks ahead of time!

My Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339009

Graphic Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130797
    
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post #2 of 44
Yes and No.

Theres probably enough wattage but the PSU does not look particularly great. Doesnt have enough PCIe connectors and no Power correction and very low efficiency and only a 1 year warranty (always a bad sign with PSUs)

I would personally give it a miss. Look at getting a Corsair or seasonic PSU, around 650 watts or more that has a Couple of PCie connectors at least. Modular connectors also a bonus.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012 as a suggestion.
post #3 of 44
I would not trust that P.S.U. to run such a nice card:
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8011
post #4 of 44
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I already own the PSU and have used it since 2009 without any issues. I believe the GPU comes with the PSU Adapters. Is it worth giving a shot? If not I would have to buy a cheaper (possibly 670) graphics card, and wouldn't really need to buy a new PSU.
    
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post #5 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by L4dd View Post

I would not trust that P.S.U. to run such a nice card:
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8011


That explains the 1 year warranty. @op most good PSU manaufactors are offering 5 and 7 year warranties. Get a good one and will last you many builds. I have had my corsair unit for several years and three builds. I only have had to replace a PSU when I needed more voltage which I wont have to do next time round as the GPUs and CPUs are getting more power efficient these days.
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Final verdict? Sacrifice a 680 for a 670? Or try the 680 (spending budget) and hope the PSU can handle?
    
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post #7 of 44
I would also buy a new power supply. Please fill out ur system specs.


This power supply will handle any CPU or single GPU overclock with no problem.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
Edited by Quesoblanco - 3/8/13 at 2:40pm
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post #8 of 44
I wouldnt use that PSU on either....
post #9 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikestancato View Post

Final verdict? Sacrifice a 680 for a 670? Or try the 680 (spending budget) and hope the PSU can handle?

It's like buying a v8 and using the grade of Gas available, will it work? Probably, could you have issues with it? Definetely.
For me it's just not worth the risk, the GTX 670 is an awesome card and you could look into AMD options as well, the 7950 has an amazing price/performance and you get some of your money back in games with their never settle bundle.
Botton line, get a 670/7950 and a decent PSU, my two cents.
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post #10 of 44
I would rather get a cheaper card and upgrade that PSU with a quality one 450/550w single card or 650/750w SLI/CFX
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