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But am I wrong to think that a 2GB GPU will not be powerful enough to play most of these new games? And the motherboard has no SLI support, for in case in the future I get money to buy a second GPU. Again, I am talking out of my butt, I have no idea.

What resolution is your monitor?

What types of games are you interested in?

Do you like to use excessive levels of AA?

Do you like to mod games and textures like Skyrim?

In general, even for 1080p nowadays, I'd aim for a 4GB card. At some point, you'll be glad you did. I ran into the 2GB wall on my 670 FTW all the time and regretted not just getting a 4GB model when I was modding games or playing around with DSR. Just my 2cents.gif

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I didn't realize people had already answered you on this. Oops.
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I agree. 4GB+ is the way to go for graphics.

In fact I read an article the other day stating that Nvidia is discontinuing there 2GB versions of the GTX 960. All GTX 960 cards going forward will be 4GB.


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I want to thank everyone in this thread for their help. It means a lot to me that you guys took the time to look through the parts and make recommendations. I ordered the parts. When they arrive and I start putting together the system, I will take photos and post them. And of course I will post a photo of the finished job. My monitor right now won't be the best, I will have to invest in that later, but I am excited.
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What did you end up going for??? biggrin.gif
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I ended up going with http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WrDthM
I added a 240 gig SSD and a different case.
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That power supply isn't going to cut it.. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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That power supply isn't going to cut it.. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

you are poorly mistaken. if the 500W unit is a quality made unit it should be enough for that build.
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you are poorly mistaken. if the 500W unit is a quality made unit it should be enough for that build.

"Techpowerup reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290, and the maximum power consumption through the PCIE connectors was 311W.

In 3DMark06/11, Tweaktown measured the total power consumption of their system including a 3960X at 4.7GHz and the HIS R9 290 IceQ Turbo was 453W.

Tweaktown also reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC, and with their 4.7GHz 3960X system stressed in 3DMark06/11 they found the maximum power consumption to be 429W.

While gaming, HardwareCanucks found their system including a 4930k at 4.7GHz and the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC to use 444W.

Tweaktown reviewed the Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC and found the total power consumption to be 442W.

HardOCP found their whole test system including a 3770k at 4.6GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC to use 439W.

With a 3960X at 4.8GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290, Xbitlabs found the total system power consumption to be 537W in Crysis 3. I suspect this included inefficiency (energy lost as heat at the wall).

HardwareCanucks found the whole system including the XFX DD R9 290 to use 470W in Unigine Valley stress testing.

CustomPCreview's review of the MSI Gaming R9 290 found the total system power consumption with a 3570k @stock to be 388W in Furmark

HardwareCanucks found the whole system with a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC to use 476W in Unigine Valley.

Guru3D tested the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC with a 3960X at 4.6GHz, and found the whole system to use 374W in full GPU stress. The calculated GPU usage was 255W at load.

HardwareCanucks reviewed the reference R9 290, and at load their whole system pulled 468W.

With an i7 3820 and the reference R9 290, techreport found the system to use 349W at load.

Tomshardware found the peak reference R9 290 power consumption to be 255W, and 201W while gaming.

Guru3D calculated the reference R9 290's TDP as 254W, with their system using 372W at load.

Tweaktown's review of the reference R9 290 found the total power consumption to be 484W.

With a stock 3960X and the reference R9 290, eteknix found the system power consumption to be 393.5W.

Techpowerup measured the power draw through the PCIE connectors and found the R9 290 to pull 263W at most."

So yes it's sufficient but there's certainly not a whole lot of wiggle room for future upgrades. I wouldn't say I'm sorely mistaken seeing as OP could easily come within about 50W of that units max load.
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post #39 of 73
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That power supply isn't going to cut it.. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
around 90w for the 4690k, + 273w for the 290 is about 363w on gaming scenarios

the PSU has 498w on 12v
Edited by PontiacGTX - 11/12/15 at 3:34pm
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"Techpowerup reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290, and the maximum power consumption through the PCIE connectors was 311W.

In 3DMark06/11, Tweaktown measured the total power consumption of their system including a 3960X at 4.7GHz and the HIS R9 290 IceQ Turbo was 453W.

Tweaktown also reviewed the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC, and with their 4.7GHz 3960X system stressed in 3DMark06/11 they found the maximum power consumption to be 429W.

While gaming, HardwareCanucks found their system including a 4930k at 4.7GHz and the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC to use 444W.

Tweaktown reviewed the Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC and found the total power consumption to be 442W.

HardOCP found their whole test system including a 3770k at 4.6GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC to use 439W.

With a 3960X at 4.8GHz and the Asus DC2 R9 290, Xbitlabs found the total system power consumption to be 537W in Crysis 3. I suspect this included inefficiency (energy lost as heat at the wall).

HardwareCanucks found the whole system including the XFX DD R9 290 to use 470W in Unigine Valley stress testing.

CustomPCreview's review of the MSI Gaming R9 290 found the total system power consumption with a 3570k @stock to be 388W in Furmark

HardwareCanucks found the whole system with a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC to use 476W in Unigine Valley.

Guru3D tested the Asus DC2 R9 290 OC with a 3960X at 4.6GHz, and found the whole system to use 374W in full GPU stress. The calculated GPU usage was 255W at load.

HardwareCanucks reviewed the reference R9 290, and at load their whole system pulled 468W.

With an i7 3820 and the reference R9 290, techreport found the system to use 349W at load.

Tomshardware found the peak reference R9 290 power consumption to be 255W, and 201W while gaming.

Guru3D calculated the reference R9 290's TDP as 254W, with their system using 372W at load.

Tweaktown's review of the reference R9 290 found the total power consumption to be 484W.

With a stock 3960X and the reference R9 290, eteknix found the system power consumption to be 393.5W.

Techpowerup measured the power draw through the PCIE connectors and found the R9 290 to pull 263W at most."

So yes it's sufficient but there's certainly not a whole lot of wiggle room for future upgrades. I wouldn't say I'm sorely mistaken seeing as OP could easily come within about 50W of that units max load.

are you taking into account the efficiency rating? were all of these wattages pre calculated at about 80-85% efficiency or was it just read off of a wattage meter from the wall?

for the sake of numbers if the gpu pulled 400W and the cpu pulled 100W meaning the overall system was pulling EXACTLY 500W from the WALL. calculating 85% power efficiency the PSU would be outputting 425W of power. meaning you could be pulling OVER 500W from the wall and still be within PSU spec assuming it is a quality unit and not a cheapo fire hazzard. Also with his tight budget I am not so sure adding another graphics card is really a concern at this time. So with that said a 500W psu will be more than enough even at 100% overclocked load on stock gpu bios. while gaming you are almost never at 100% cpu and gpu load so it is not a concern at all.

besides half of the numbers you linked were using test systems with 2011 socket cpus which have higher wattage draw, and it's still under 500W total power.
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