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can i use 970 and 8370 in cx600w psu?. i already have the psu and cpu but i dont know which gpu should i buy. i want 970 but i guess my psu is not enough or can i use it? if not, should i get 960
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You could even have the GTX 980.

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600W is plenty of power for any single GPU. Go for the 970 if that's what you were looking to buy.
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Thanks. I didnt even know i could still able to power a 980 haha. But i guess that too much for my budget though i wanted too. I would buy 970. Thanks again
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Good quality 700w PSU's can power an SLI 980 build.

Had an Antec 700w running a build with two GTX 470's (heavily OC'd with a healthy voltage bump) at one point with no problem, and those are in GTX 980 Ti power usage territory.

A good 600w should be more than enough for a power hungry CPU and power hungry GPU.
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Thanks. I didnt even know i could still able to power a 980 haha. But i guess that too much for my budget though i wanted too. I would buy 970. Thanks again

 

Just because these cards are powerful, it doesn't mean they pull a huge amount of power.

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Im really curious of what i always see in review like the idle and full load of my cpu and 970. And when i would add the watts of them is like 500w so im really scared that my psu wouldnt last. Hahah thanks guys. Im newbee here and i get a fast responce
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Im really curious of what i always see in review like the idle and full load of my cpu and 970. And when i would add the watts of them is like 500w so im really scared that my psu wouldnt last. Hahah thanks guys. Im newbee here and i get a fast responce

 

Here, check this out:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_970_sli_review,4.html

 

With one GTX 970 under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 274W from the wall outlet. If their PSU was 90% efficient while pulling 274W from the wall, then that would mean that their computer pulled almost 247 out of the PSU. Add about 150-175W for overclocking your CPU, and you have an absolute maximum possible power consumption of about 422W. It would be lower than that while gaming, peaking at around 350-375W maximum, likely less.

 

So yeah, the CX600 is overkill for this.

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Does it mean i can OC a little bit in my gpu?
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Does it mean i can OC a little bit in my gpu?

 

Yep, but your results might possibly be a little inferior due to the lower quality of the power output (higher ripple, looser voltage regulation, cheaper capacitors, etc.).

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