Originally Posted by shilka
A good 550 watts PSU is more then enough for almost any gaming system out there with a single video card and this has been proven and confirmed an untold number of times by an untold amount of people and users.
Anyone that claims you need more either dont know what they are talking about or they are spredning misinfomation either on purpose or because they are misinformed.
I'm sorry, I'm not ignorant and I'm not lying for some vague malicious purpose, nor have i suggested a 1000w power supply. What i said is this...
> 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.
If you can do math, that works out to
500-600w for a single 970 --> 550w
600-700 for a single 980ti --> 650w
The upper end of those ranges to accommodate overclocking and some degradation of the psu over time.
What you said is this...
> 550 watts for a single GTX 970/980/980 Ti
A strikingly similar number. The biggest difference is you don't acknowledge the higher power requirements of the 980ti. Go look at the spec sheets.
> A good 550 watts PSU is more then enough for almost any gaming system out there with a single video card
I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be more than enough for my x99 + 980ti rig. I don't have a kill-a-watt, but I'm going to get one to see just how much power my system is pulling?Edited by michael-ocn - 1/30/16 at 8:25pm