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    sorry for the silly question but would you risk running a gtx680 and 2600k setup with a CX430? that psu is only rated for 336 watts on the 12v which seems sketchy for a setup like that.
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    Without OC it should be fine as both CPU and GPU are reasonable when it comes to non OC power consumption, though one Molex > 6-pin adapter would be required.

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    at times its certainly going to be using 90% of what that 12v line is rated for though. that does not seem good for a somewhat lower end psu rated to make its wattage at just 30 C.
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    Without OC you should be fine, Sandy Bridge doesn't use much power, and without an OC, I doubt that 680 will get to the 195TDP unless benching

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    in some games the 680 uses as much or even more than the 7970. I think it would easily get pretty close to 195 watts.

    60-70 watts for the 2600k
    175-195 watts for the gtx680
    50-60 watts for the rest of the rest of the system


    thats up to 325 watts right there and easily realistic from what I have seen. that is almost 100% of what the 12v is advertised to make and nearly all the power needs to come from it. seems a bit too sketchy to attempt playing a demanding game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale06 View Post
    in some games the 680 uses as much or even more than the 7970. I think it would easily get pretty close to 195 watts.

    60-70 watts for the 2600k
    175-195 watts for the gtx680
    50-60 watts for the rest of the rest of the system


    thats up to 325 watts right there and easily realistic from what I have seen. that is almost 100% of what the 12v is advertised to make and nearly all the power needs to come from it. seems a bit too sketchy to attempt playing a demanding game.
    Yeah, you are right. But the protections in the PSU would shut down before anything got damaged. Do you already have the PSU or were you just looking at it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Without OC it should be fine
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    I don't think you'd have a problem even with an overclocked 2600K(<1.3v).
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    wow so its really ok to push a psu over 90% and even maybe up to 100% and never cause a problem? not to mention the psu in question is a entry level model. if that is the case than what is the point of buying a psu that can provide more wattage than exactly what you need? lol, I bet none of you actually do that so why would you advocate it?

    and I am just asking for someone else and no way would I do such a thing or recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale06 View Post
    wow so its really ok to push a psu over 90% and even maybe up to 100% and never cause a problem? not to mention the psu in question is a entry level model. if that is the case than what is the point of buying a psu that can provide more wattage than exactly what you need? lol, I bet none of you actually do that so why would you advocate it?
    What are you willing to bet?
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    and I am just asking for someone else and no way would I do such a thing or recommend it.
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