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Power supply thoughts....for an upgrade

caddyatack
  • 59 months ago

Hi,

I want to add another 970 to this system. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/86XCkL

Some recommendations on a new psu would be appreciated.

Thanx

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

the 750 watt is enough for two way SLI.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu isn't big enough for another g1, they used as much power as a R9 290.

http://www.techspot.com/review/885-nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-gtx-980/page7.html

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Not looking for controversy...just suggestions. I have read different things about power consumption and I am not sure if 750 is enough. So I was thinking about a new psu. Any suggestions would be helpful. So far I really like the Rosewill that I have.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want another GTX 970 I wouldn't buy a G1, I would buy a reference version which uses a lot less power.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a noob...what do you mean by reference version? I like the idea of saving money but I don't want to lose the benefit of having two 970's.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the reference 970's comes on the same short pcb and cooler as the 670 and 760. that model is on a reference 980 pcb and is only sold in two stores, newegg business and bestbuy. this is a reference 970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133564&cm_re=gtx970-_-14-133-564-_-Product http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487070&cm_re=gtx970-_-14-487-070-_-Product

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay now I am a little confused. I thought it was better to use the same brands if you SLI? Also, using one of these cards do need to consider adding more fans?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

if you like the capstone 750 then keep it. if anything, buy a mutlimeter from your local hardware store and post a topic on here with your 970 G1 SLI setup's power consumption at load. you can do the community a giant favor with that. if the psu isn't enough it will simply and safely shut down.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I might go this route but unlikely that I will be measuring power consumption. I am only thinking about longevity and eventually going to a higher resolution display.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

how else are you gonna know how much power your components draw? if you knew the 750 watt would be fine would you bother getting a new psu? probably not, so you should find out.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't feel many people who build a computer at home are using multimeters.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

people who wanna know how much power their pc takes to run do ;). I'd check with people who have 970 G1 SLI and 750 watt psus.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/j9Z8TW

http://www.overclock.net/t/1530534/gigabyte-gtx-970-g1-gaming-review-with-benchmarks/0_40

what would you be looking for in a new psu? how much?

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