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Posted · Original PosterOP

Dumb question but would something like 650W / 750W be enough if I don't plan to SLI/Crossfire in the future? Guess we can't predict the future, but components would be more efficient amiright :P

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Depends on the GPU's and other components


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Depends what cards you're using , if you are planning to sli 970's or 980's , 750w should be ok.

However don't expect to crossfire 290x's , 390x's or fury's. with that .


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If it keeps following the same trend, GPUs will get more more power efficient. 650W would be a pretty safe bet for mid-tier builds.


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I'd say around 750W with 80+ Gold rating.


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If you need more watts , just tape another psu to the top of your case !


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If you need more watts , just tape another psu to the top of your case !

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When i buildt my pc 6 years ago almost 7 i got a 850w psu and the market on them have been pretty much stagnant since then when it comes to wattage

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scrapyard wars 3 reference :D

That's litterally what i was considering doing when i was thinking of doing a crossfire with my 290x .


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Dumb question but would something like 650W / 750W be enough if I don't plan to SLI/Crossfire in the future? Guess we can't predict the future, but components would be more efficient amiright :P

Ive always been told "components will draw less power in the future", yet most flagship CPU's still use an 8 pin and most flagship gpus use 2 power conectors. Sure the stuff today uses less power than the stuff "then", but it still draws a good amount of power. I will say this though: 650w has been consistently good for single gpu systems, and most likely accomodates a second card.

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Well right now i have an i5 4590, with a 970 and i want to keep this price range when i upgrade in the future in maybe 3-5 years. Honestly I don't care too much about maxing every AAA title out. :)

 

Ive always been told "components will draw less power in the future", yet most flagship CPU's still use an 8 pin and most flagship gpus use 2 power conectors. Sure the stuff today uses less power than the stuff "then", but it still draws a good amount of power. I will say this though: 650w has been consistently good for single gpu systems, and most likely accomodates a second card.

 

If it keeps following the same trend, GPUs will get more more power efficient. 650W would be a pretty safe bet for mid-tier builds.

 

Depends what cards you're using , if you are planning to sli 970's or 980's , 750w should be ok.

However don't expect to crossfire 290x's , 390x's or fury's. with that .

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Well right now i have an i5 4590, with a 970 and i want to keep this price range when i upgrade in the future in maybe 3-5 years. Honestly I don't care too much about maxing every AAA title out. :)

No reason to SLI 970s in the future.... Anyways 650W is enough for an i5 and two 970s.


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No reason to SLI 970s in the future.... Anyways 650W is enough for an i5 and two 970s.

I mean in the future i want to buy parts from the midrange prices, not sli

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I mean in the future i want to buy parts from the midrange prices, not sli

Gotcha. Well, if Nvidia continues its trend of decreasing electrical need every generation then 650W is good but I would go with 750 to be on the safe side.


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