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    Hello. I'm planning to build this configuration:

    • i5 6600K
    • ASUS Z170 Pro
    • Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 16GB 2x8GB
    • Cooler Master Hyper 212X
    • Nvidia GTX 1070
    • WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM
    • SSD Samsung Evo 850 250GB
    • Phanteks Enthoo Pro

    PSU:
    • Evga Supernova G2 550W/650W/750W
    • Corsair RMX: 550W/650W/750W


    I don't know which PSU pick. All have the same prices according to their watts (and all of them are between 100$-125$). The problem is that I'll use the PC for a couple of months without graphics card, I'll be using the integrated graphics. I was thinking about getting a 750W (Corsair) if I want to make a SLI in the future (not sure about this) and for re-use it for future builds. My question is, can be dangerous for components the very low load of the PSU because I don't use graphics card? Will be enough 750W for a 1070 SLI? What PSU will you recommend me if I don't make an SLI, 550W or 650W?

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    No low loads are not dangerous. And a 550W PSU should handle two GTX 1070s and an I5-6600K just fine, assuming you don't overclock all your hardware to the point of melting your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    No low loads are not dangerous. And a 550W PSU should handle two GTX 1070s and an I5-6600K just fine, assuming you don't overclock all your hardware to the point of melting your house.
    Thanks for your answer

    Even if the load is very low? Are you sure that 550W can handle two 1070?

    I'll just overclock the CPU

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    A high end 550W can handle two GTX 1070's easy, even with CPU OC. You only should check the PEG connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    A high end 550W can handle two GTX 1070's easy, even with CPU OC. You only should check the PEG connectors.
    Thanks for your answer

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    Thanks for your answer

    Even if the load is very low?
    All of those are DC-DC based, so you're fine. Even group regulated ones obviously can handle normal idle mode for now (and probably it's still quite some time before that changes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    All of those are DC-DC based, so you're fine. Even group regulated ones obviously can handle normal idle mode for now (and probably it's still quite some time before that changes).
    Thanks for your answer

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