Hello, I have just bought the EVGA GTX 680 Classified ( 4GB ), I am wondering what PSU and what Motherboard to get to save me on the electricity bills. ( If there is other parts that would take some £'s of the electricity tell me :D )
This will be my work station and gaming rig so it will be on all the time when I get back from college so you can now see why I need efficient parts :P
My current CPU is the i7-2600... would it be worth getting the newest i5 K series and over clocking it to 4.0Ghz or maybe even more with the h100i cooler?? ... ( I know if you overclock it draws more electricity, but I could compromise )
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You cant be serious about the G360??? 30amps on the 12v rail to power a 680.... plus it only has a single 6pin pcie cable. So one would need to run the card of molex connectors.
The minimum psu requirements stated by evga, gigabyte, zotac etc is 38amps and 550w, now I know the 550w part is a stretch but the 38amps part is 100% on the money. Not enough and there is always the chance that the pc wont even boot, plus everything else that goes with under-powering a gpu - freezing, random shutdowns etc.
The G450 would be the absolute bare minimum one should go. At least the card wont be run off molex connectors.
The power consumption estimates are outrageous. A single 680 will be fine on 360W. Amperage-wise, 30 is plenty. Wattage is amperage * voltage, so, if the card never exceeds 250W power consumption, and, operating at 12V, some simple math shows you that 250 / 12 < 30.
I am getting confused. Will this 360W PSU work? I have ordered it but are you certain it will work because I know it's only £50 but it would be a hassle for me when it arrives and I find out I should of ordered the one about for the extra £20. I am new to setting up computers as well so working some electrical engineering miracle to connect all the cables in the back might over whelm me. Brennanriddell, if It's not to much trouble could you post a picture of your cable management so I have an idea where everything goes?? This will be the first time I've dissembled my PC.