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    Default EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    Need help with another matter today. It has been more than 2 months and I am getting real close to finishing my 1st Computer build!!!

    I am deciding between a 1000watt vs 750watt. Money is a factor but also wanted to make sure I don't cheap out now, then a year down the line I need to buy another power supply because mine just isn't enough.

    I picked a 750watt because on PCPARTPICKER it shows I only need 508wattage estimated. Here are some specs of my machine. Still waiting to buy some of this***

    i7 4790k
    EVGA GTX 780 6GB (SLI in future)
    Swiftech H320
    EVGA FTW Z97
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB DDR3-2133

    Going mostly with EVGA because of all the great reviews the company has.

    Here are the two competitors:

    EVGA 120-G1-0750-XR: $99.99

    EVGA 120-G2-1000-XR: $169.99

    Now it does not have to be EVGA but it can be Corsair or another company. What I am looking for is what is the wattage I need if I want to do SLI on 780 6GB. And also which is going to save me the most money?

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    If you plan on going SLI, you might as well go for the 1000W right away, or you will just have to upgrade the PSU later on anyway. maybe even 1200W just to get more headroom in performance fomr the PSU, they tend to perfrom best at around 50-60% capacity.

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    If you plan on going SLI, you might as well go for the 1000W right away, or you will just have to upgrade the PSU later on anyway. maybe even 1200W just to get more headroom in performance fomr the PSU, they tend to perfrom best at around 50-60% capacity.
    What about if I do a single (LG 34UM65) Would I still need to do SLI (would it make any difference in gaming with the extra card?) If I don't do SLI then for this monitor and with a single 780 would the 750w be enough?

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    or a Corsair RM 1000 for $149.99?

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    750W should be sufficient with a single card. I'm currently running a 850W PSU with no problems and my system is a little OC'ed. As for the need to do SLI with a resolution of 2560x1080 i don't really know, i only have experience with a single monitor and 1080p gaming. I think you should be ok with a single gtx780 though.

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    750W should be sufficient with a single card. I'm currently running a 850W PSU with no problems and my system is a little OC'ed. As for the need to do SLI with a resolution of 2560x1080 i don't really know, i only have experience with a single monitor and 1080p gaming. I think you should be ok with a single gtx780 though.
    I'm using a 750w Bronze Semi-Modular PSU in an i7-2600K system with two Radeon R9-280X-OC GPUs inside. So with one GPU you should be good to go.
    When you get the second GPU, you'll need to bump up your Power.

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    Actually, all of the great reviews you are seeing on EVGA PSUs are on the G2 and P2 series. The 750 watt you show there is a G1, and it is not the same platform and was a bit problem plagued. Likely the best piece for your needs is the EVGA 850 G2 - EVGA - Products - EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 Power Supply - 220-G2-0850-XR. This is the series built on the Superflower Leadex platform that is getting all the rave reviews. The 850 is more than enough for now, and will be ready if you decide to add a second 780. It also fits your budget with street prices ~$139.


    Quote Originally Posted by ali500mph View Post
    or a Corsair RM 1000 for $149.99?
    That is a big step down from the EVGA. It is made by CWT and uses some very suspect caps, especially on the secondaries. The flat cables are also pretty awful, while the EVGA has probably the best out of the box cable set on the market right now in this price class.

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    If the issue is what brand to buy, I believe that SeaSonic is the best. Hands down.

    For quality and longevity too.

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    The G2 works with a price of $117.00. Have to wait the rebate for 5 weeks but that OK.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-p...ly-220g20850xr

    SeaSonic - Which ones and what are the prices? I have not looked into that brand.

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    Default Re: EVGA Wattage Help Needed

    I linked to one of them in my post. I don't know where you are located, and who you buy from, but Seasonic is a company that makes their own PSUs and they build the best. Other Manufacturers use them to build their brands too.

    Here is the 750 I linked to first for $94.99

    Here is the 850 that I found for $109.00

    They have dozens of PSUs available and you can find them "on sale" for less, all of the time. They usually have a 5 year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    If the issue is what brand to buy, I believe that SeaSonic is the best. Hands down.

    For quality and longevity too.
    While I would have agreed with you a few months ago.....every reputable reviewer who has done both the EVGA G2/Superflower Leadex and Seasonic oem has noted that the Leadex is now the superior platform. Jonny Guru's take on the 850 G2, as they do the most thorough PSU evaluations known:

    Performance (40% of the final score) - we're down to scoring time again. And, as with all other recent units from EVGA and Super Flower, this one will be a breeze to score. Pass for Gold, both cold and hot, means no points removed from a perfect score. Amazing ripple suppression the likes of which has only been seen a handful of times on this site means no points removed there. And finally, yes, this unit did manage to hold onto an average of 1.2% regulation in the hot box so no points come off there, either. This guy's getting a 10.

    Functionality (20% of the final score) - full modularity. Lots of cables. Good cable lengths. Plenty of connectors. Switchable semi-fanless mode. Lots of goodies in the box. Nice size 16 gauge line cord. I really can't think of anything to complain about here, either. 10.

    Value (20% of the final score) - $144.99 is the asking price of these at Newegg right about now. It shares this price with the Silverstone ST85F-GS. Now, about the only thing that unit has on this one is its much shallower depth. Other competition? What other competition? Coolmax? More money, if you can believe that. Corsair HX850? More money. Corsair RM850? More money. Themaltake Toughpower Grand? More money. Seasonic X-850 KM3? Way more money. EVGA has this category locked right down. 10.

    Build Quality (20% of the final score) - I'm going to remove a point for the fan control wiring and be done with it on this one. Soldering is good enough to pass with no deductions, the AC line filter is pretty much all there in the end, the component selections are fantastic, and the capacitors are wall to wall Japanese. 9.5.

    Summary - Buy one. Do I really need to say anything else at this point? Once again, EVGA has something awesome here the competition can't seem to touch price wise. Performance? There are better units, yes. Not very many, but they exist. The real story here is how EVGA keeps managing to offer this kind of performance and still be more affordable than nearly everything else out there, and they have pretty much found perhaps the only OEM on Earth capable of doing it for them. It's got to be real nice being EVGA right now.

    The Good:
    • outstanding ripple suppression
    • excellent voltage regulation
    • fully modular
    • semi-fanless mode
    • nice blacked out cabling
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    • nothing at all
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    • reviewing awesome units is getting dull... where's that gutless wonder in my pile? Second in line? Well, at least I'm guaranteed something interesting in all the wrong ways in a couple weeks...

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    It's great that EVGA (or Superflower Leadex) has that kind of quality built into the PSU that you're recommending. (and it's a good deal too)

    I still stand behind my comment though. SeaSonic has consistently been at that level of quality (or damn close) all along.
    I have no qualms about buying from them, and I recommend them whenever I can.
    They don't disappoint, and people usually thank you later on for the recommendation.

    I have to admit that I buy another brand when I'm strapped for cash. They don't rank so high on the food chain, but they have worked pretty well for me so far. (one in SLI with GTX-570s and the other in Crossfire with R9-280X-OCs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    It's great that EVGA (or Superflower Leadex) has that kind of quality built into the PSU that you're recommending. (and it's a good deal too)

    I still stand behind my comment though. SeaSonic has consistently been at that level of quality (or damn close) all along.
    I have no qualms about buying from them, and I recommend them whenever I can.
    They don't disappoint, and people usually thank you later on for the recommendation.

    I have to admit that I buy another brand when I'm strapped for cash. They don't rank so high on the food chain, but they have worked pretty well for me so far. (one in SLI with GTX-570s and the other in Crossfire with R9-280X-OCs)
    Not trying to be argumentative. Like I said, I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly a short time ago, and use Seasonic based PSUs in both of my rigs. But, with the OP doing a mostly EVGA build, and EVGA offering a top quality PSU as good as or better than the Seasonic at a lower price (and with nicer cables).......

    BTW - that particular line in the "other brand" is a very solid, much moreso than most give it credit for. Prime example of why the oem platform is much more important than the brand name stamped on the box.

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    i would go with the EVGA G2 psu.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Thanks to all for helping me choose. I decided to go with a 750 watt for now as I still need money to save up for the first graphics card, and then gotta buy the monitor. So if I do plan on SLI later on I will upgrade to more wattage as needed. Not sure if I do or do not want to do SLI, been reading some scary reviews on it, and also that most games sometimes work better on one good graphics card than two. But for now I believe I got a good deal on the Power Supply.

    EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

    Not a fan of the rebate system so got it from Newegg for $114.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID=

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