Please recommend a good power supply for the GTX 680

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by thejunglegod, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. thejunglegod

    thejunglegod Golden Member

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    Ok, so ive decided to finally take the big jump from my ATI HD5870 to the GTX 680 as it gives the best performance jump. I currently own an ANTEC Earthwatts EA650W. I dont think it will be good enough for the 680 though. Can you people out there suggest a good and moderately priced PSU?

    My specs:
    ASUS P8Z68-VPRO/GEN3
    i7-2600K@stock
    8GB G-Skill Ripjaws memory
    Corsair H-100 CPU cooler

    Any help will be appreciated. Thnaks in advance.
     
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  3. richaron

    richaron Senior member

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    An ANTEC Earthwatts EA650W should do the job, if you can get it cheap.
     
  4. thejunglegod

    thejunglegod Golden Member

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    ???the ANTEC EA650W is what i own. so i dont need to get a new power supply?? Thats amazing then.

    Thanks. :)
     
  5. lehtv

    lehtv Lifer

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    Agree, your Antec 650W is plenty for a GTX 680.
     
  6. aaksheytalwar

    aaksheytalwar Diamond Member

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    I wouldn't say that it is plenty with a lot to spare but it is enough for your current setup provided the condition is good. But had it been 550w it would be borderline, so you have enough for what you need but not hugely more than that. Also, if that psu is more than 2-3 years old, that may not be ideal but may still be okay.
     
  7. TemjinGold

    TemjinGold Platinum Member

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    It's plenty.
     
  8. thejunglegod

    thejunglegod Golden Member

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    its about a year old.
    I have 2 HDDs, 1 TB each
    +4 additional fans as well.
    Hope these might not change anything.
     
  9. richaron

    richaron Senior member

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    It's fine, stop stressing o_O
     
  10. BFG10K

    BFG10K Lifer

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    See the specs in my rig.

    I also used the same PSU for a GTX580 and a GTX480 without issue, both of which use more power than a GTX680.
     
  11. jacktesterson

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    More than enough.
     
  12. thejunglegod

    thejunglegod Golden Member

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    Ok, thank you ALL. :)
     
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    Rvenger Elite Member <br> Super Moderator <br> Video Cards
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    You could probably run 2x 680s with that PSU.
     
  14. lehtv

    lehtv Lifer

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    Maybe not. GTX 680 SLI needs 4x PCIe, EA-650 only provides 2x PCIe. It has multiple +12V rails, and all the molex power connectors are probably in a single rail. Running a graphics card with adapters off of the molex connectors could run the risk of overloading the rail.
     
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    As I've posted before, I've run a Q6600 @ 3.6, and two GTX460 1GB cards, 24/7 for a month at full load running F@H, on a single EW EA650 PSU, using a pair of PCI-E splitters. It was fine.

    I don't know if a GTX680 takes less power than a GTX460 does, but if it does, then even GTX680 SLI would be fine on that PSU.
     
  16. thejunglegod

    thejunglegod Golden Member

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    Thank you for all the help people. Just got the card and as of now is running as smooth as butter and as per the replies in this thread, it wont be a problem in the future as well. Thank you all u gurus at AT. :)