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700 Watt PSU enough for Dual 780's in SLI @stock speeds?

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So... I want to upgrade to 1440p here soon so I was thinking about getting another 780 for it (I like to max out my games :P) I know @Lays drops to ~70fps in battlefield 4 with his dual 780's that are OC'd, so I definitely want to get two.

 

I think my PSU might be too small though... it's only 700 watts. (NZXT Hale 82 V2). Do you think I could run 2 780's on that PSU or will I need to upgrade it?

 

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16gb of RAM

1 SSD and 2 HDD's

And I think that's all that matters in terms of power draw...

 

I would run the GPU's at STOCK speeds, and maybe under-volt if needed

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"drops to ~70fps" .... "on his 60hz monitor..."

Edit: But no, i'd get at least 750w, better 850w.

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At stock speeds and 100% PLL you should be ok

 

I would upgrade though so you can push those puppies, I wouldn't understand the point in buying high end GPUs and leaving them at stock. 

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If you're not overclocking to the max, 700W is ok

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"drops to ~70fps" .... "on his 60hz monitor..."

Edit: But no, i'd get at least 750w, better 850w.

But that's in BF4 which isn't really that demanding. Imagine demanding games ;(

 

I already have a 700watt ;( darn. Guess I should go get a new PSU, that way I can OC :D I will probs get 800 or 850

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At stock speeds and 100% PLL you should be ok

 

I would upgrade though so you can push those puppies, I wouldn't understand the point in buying high end GPUs and leaving them at stock. 

I WANT to upgrade, but I can't justify spending another $100... maybe it's worth it though

 

If you're not overclocking to the max, 700W is ok

I'm not overclocking at all (unless I have room to)

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I WANT to upgrade, but I can't justify spending another $100... maybe it's worth it though

 

I'm not overclocking at all (unless I have room to)

The NZXT Hale82 is a high quality psu, perfectly capable of handling SLI 780s. I would be prepared for some psu fan noise though

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The nzxt hale series is extremly robust from what I've heard, and you dont break the wattage bank, so I think you're good.

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I WANT to upgrade, but I can't justify spending another $100... maybe it's worth it though

 

I'm not overclocking at all (unless I have room to)

you can for now.

 

If you have a power meter you can figure out how much you can OC to if you compare the power drawn with the efficiency divisor of the PSU to figure out what you do at 100% stock CPU/GPU load. It shouldn't be over 500~600w so you should have a bit of overhead, the Hale series are pretty good PSUs, so you can figure out what you can do from there.

 

I'd save up and get a decent 850w unit whenever you can though. 

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The NZXT Hale82 is a high quality psu, perfectly capable of handling SLI 780s. I would be prepared for some psu fan noise though

My case has HORRIBLE stock fans, so I already experience noise ;p plus two 780's will probably make some noise...

 

The nzxt hale series is extremly robust from what I've heard, and you dont break the wattage bank, so I think you're good.

Awesome :D

 

you can for now.

 

If you have a power meter you can figure out how much you can OC to if you compare the power drawn with the efficiency divisor of the PSU to figure out what you do at 100% stock CPU/GPU load. It shouldn't be over 500~600w so you should have a bit of overhead, the Hale series are pretty good PSUs, so you can figure out what you can do from there.

 

I'd save up and get a decent 850w unit whenever you can though. 

I have a Kill-A-Watt meter. I'm playing borderlands 2 right now only pulling 360 from the wall

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My case has HORRIBLE stock fans, so I already experience noise ;p plus two 780's will probably make some noise...

 

Awesome :D

 

I have a Kill-A-Watt meter. I'm playing borderlands 2 right now only pulling 360 from the wall

 

u have an 80 + bronze psu? so.. 360*.82 =295 watts from actual power draw

 

 

Also, 70 FPS in bf4 at the very very very minimum, my average is 120~ and that's at 1440p, not 1080p.

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My case has HORRIBLE stock fans, so I already experience noise ;p plus two 780's will probably make some noise...

 

Awesome :D

 

I have a Kill-A-Watt meter. I'm playing borderlands 2 right now only pulling 360 from the wall

You are good to go for a second 780

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u have an 80 + bronze psu? so.. 360*.82 =295 watts from actual power draw

 

 

Also, 70 FPS in bf4 at the very very very minimum, my average is 120~ and that's at 1440p, not 1080p.

Yea.. 2 780's is looking promising :D 

 

You are good to go for a second 780

YAY :D

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Yea.. 2 780's is looking promising :D

 

YAY :D

 

Your PSU only has 2 pci-e connectors?

 

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Your PSU only has 2 pci-e connectors?

 

 

They are - PCI connector on the PSU to a 2x 6+2 connector on the other side... I think your PSU has those

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what specific PSU? if its the NZXT Hale 82 v2 700, then i suggest don't. its kinda a mediocre power supply. weak 12v rail.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/HALE82-700-V2/11.html
if its the v1 version, then its fine, its made by seasonic.

but in general, they both have high ripple, so may not have the best OC for your SLI system.

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But that's in BF4 which isn't really that demanding. Imagine demanding games ;(

 

I already have a 700watt ;( darn. Guess I should go get a new PSU, that way I can OC :D I will probs get 800 or 850

Bf4 isn't demanding, say what?

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what specific PSU? if its the NZXT Hale 82 v2 700, then i suggest don't. its kinda a mediocre power supply. weak 12v rail.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/HALE82-700-V2/11.html

if its the v1 version, then its fine, its made by seasonic.

but in general, they both have high ripple, so may not have the best OC for your SLI system.

It's the V2 :(

 

Bf4 isn't demanding, say what?

Comparatively, no (in my opinion) I get 150fps easily on 1 780 (when it's OC'd to 1200 on the core and 7ghz on mem)

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They are - PCI connector on the PSU to a 2x 6+2 connector on the other side... I think your PSU has those

 

nop mine is dedicated 1 cable per output on the psu

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It''s the V2 :(

 

Comparatively, no (on my opinion) I get 150fps easily on 1 780 (when it's OC'd to 1200 on the core and 7ghz on mem)

at 1080p, 1440p different story.
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nop mine is dedicated 1 cable per output on the psu

My EVGA PSU's for mining had those cables...

Hopefully this picture shows what I mean. It has two of these cables:

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1 8 pin plugged into the PSU, and 2x 6+2 pins on the other end making it so you only need 1 cable per GPU

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It's the V2 :(

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just saying it CAN actually deliver its rated power of 700W, so you can actually SLI your system,... if you have the 'balls' to do it.

but personally, i don't really want to push PSU's. so for me, i don't suggest it, but you still CAN do it.

Another thing to note, Reviewer said that this thing is loud as a ''jet engine'' at near full load. so if you're noise sensitive, i (again) don't advise going SLI.

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Hence why I want another 780

don't really need another one though.

You said it wasn't demanding, but then you said it is, so it is a demanding game.

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