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    Is my PSU enough for 980 SLI

    I have checked many forums and it says it can but some says it can't.

    Heres my spec:
    4x 120mm fans
    Kraken X31 liquid cooling
    EVGA G2 650w
    Asus 970 Pro Gaming Mobo
    FX 8350 oc 4.50GHz
    120GB SSD
    1TB HDD

    I'm currently running 970 SLI, and yes I'm not gonna buy the 1000 generations. I have seen some reviews about how 980 SLI beats 1070 and 1-3fps over 1080.

    I just wanna know if my PSU will handle 980 in SLI.

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    just upgrade your psu

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    Quote Originally Posted by TipOfThisD View Post
    just upgrade your psu
    I rather wanna hear from a experienced member who dealt with PSU before.

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    You should upgrade it, can't hurt

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    That is way too tight to be comfortable. I would go 800-850W for safety though 750w would be fine.

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    You always want 20% voltage free of use.

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    Definitely upgrade your psu and even if you end up having enough its always good to have extra power for future upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarX View Post


    I rather wanna hear from a experienced member who dealt with PSU before.
    Do you know the the amount of watts your rig usually runs at, or at least the predicted wattage?

    I use PC Part Picker to find out the wattage. They have a watt count and its really helpful. My suggestion is to put your parts into a list and see how much it requires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post


    Do you know the the amount of watts your rig usually runs at, or at least the predicted wattage?

    I use PC Part Picker to find out the wattage. They have a watt count and its really helpful. My suggestion is to put your parts into a list and see how much it requires.
    Thanks for that, I checked for the 980 sli and it shows 'estimate' will only use 590. Beside my 650 it's from EVGA G2, I think I'm gonna do fine.

    As for my normal set up, it runs around 530.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarX View Post


    Thanks for that, I checked for the 980 sli and it shows 'estimate' will only use 590. Beside my 650 it's from EVGA G2, I think I'm gonna do fine.

    As for my normal set up, it runs around 530.
    You'll be fine then with the 650

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    hmmm 650 seems a bit low for what it is a 850 would be ideal imo




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    That PSU can handle your setup freely

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    Now I'm not entirely sure whether not not pcpp does this or not, but you have to remember psus aren't 100% efficient. Your psu is 80+ gold, which means it shouldn't be less than 87% efficient, which would put your psu at around 566 watts minimum.Now you might get a little more than that due to legal reasons to under-sell or something.
    But if pcpp accounts for that then you should be good.
    Also used another website to get a second opinion.
    https://outervision.com/b/QJTGj4
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    It should run fine

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    You can use pc part picker to estimate your wattage.

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