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I am building my brother a PC and im looking at power supplies at this point. His rig will be pretty much the same as mine, Single 970 or 980ti, 4690K x5 thermaltake Riing 12 fans, 500GB SSD More then likely NO overclocking he is REALLY new to anything computer related. With out breaking the bank what do you recommend. Id like to stay under $100 for a PSU

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The EVGA 650 G2 is $90, and the 750 watt version is $100.The G2 series is great.
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post #3 of 24
If it were me, I would get a EVGA 550 G2.
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If it were me, I would get a EVGA 550 G2.

 

out of stock but ill keep that in mind

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post #5 of 24
As said either an EVGA SuperNova G2 or a Corsair RMx.
Wattage depends on which video cards and how many.

550 watts for a single GTX 970/980/980 Ti
650 watts for dual GTX 970
750 watts for dual GTX 980/GTX 980 Ti.
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post #6 of 24
Keep in mind there's about a 100W difference between the 970 and 980ti. I'd look for no less than 500'ish for a 970 system and 600'ish for the 980ti. But no overclocking, really? I'd add another 50 to 100 to make comfortable capacity for some overclocking.

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael-ocn View Post

Keep in mind there's about a 100W difference between the 970 and 980ti. I'd look for no less than 500'ish for a 970 system and 600'ish for the 980ti. But no overclocking, really? I'd add another 50 to 100 to make comfortable capacity for some overclocking.

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
You dont need that much a good 400 watt is more then enough for GTX 970 and a good 500 watt for a GTX 980 Ti.
And that thread has not been updated in ages.
Edited by shilka - 1/30/16 at 3:56pm
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by michael-ocn View Post

Keep in mind there's about a 100W difference between the 970 and 980ti. I'd look for no less than 500'ish for a 970 system and 600'ish for the 980ti. But no overclocking, really? I'd add another 50 to 100 to make comfortable capacity for some overclocking.

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

He is really really idiotic when it comes to PC's. Were talking hes about 35 and has never owned a PC so im 100% sure Hes not going to overclock period. I dont mind buying a 650w for wiggle room but hes been a console gamer all his life so first PC im sure he wont even know how to turn it on lol

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

He is really really idiotic when it comes to PC's. Were talking hes about 35 and has never owned a PC so im 100% sure Hes not going to overclock period. I dont mind buying a 650w for wiggle room but hes been a console gamer all his life so first PC im sure he wont even know how to turn it on lol
650 watts is overkill for anything short of GTX 970 SLI then.
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post #10 of 24
Maybe, but It's so trivial to overclock an nvidia gpu with afterburner, i'm assuming he's going to game on it, with a 970 there'd be some serious incentive (10+ fps) to bump gpu clocks up and to setup a fan curve (the clock sliders are right next to the fan controls). Sure, cpu overclocking is less approachable.

You might want to nail down the gpu first: 970 or 980ti?
1080p or 1920x1200 --> 970
1440p --> 980ti
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