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Old May 2, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Don't think for a second that the GTX 690 won't be sold out everywhere too....

If I was in your position, I would probably wait until NVIDIA releases a $399 card. That should be more than enough to power your HDTV for the next two or three years.
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:49 AM
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I'll agree with the others here easily about 8GB RAM (if your not doing OCing then perhaps even 16GB) Quite a few games now etc are using more and more RAM and most people I know like to have things open while gaming (and tab in and out etc) for example I have firefox with about 8 tabs open, usually a voice program, etc...

Also although you don't require 1000W PSU I would recommend selling your current one before prices really decrease and get something more in the 750W-850W. This gives you some overhead and room. I would never want to come to close to maxing out my PSU. If a PSU goes (or is over pushed) then it can cause massive issues and take things with it. Would hate to see you lose any of that hardware you currently have.

Comp1 (Mine) : ASUS P9X79 LE, 3960X, 16GB Corsair Vengence 1333, PNY 770 4GB, OCZ Vertex3 240GB, OCZ Vertex3 480GB, 600GB VelociRaptor, Corsair 1000HX, Cool Master Cosmos 2

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Old May 2, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by elimtl View Post
Yea y 1k psu for 690? I thoughtthis card was suppose to use less power? Or did i mix things up?
Sorry man. I couldn't find an official requirement so I tried to make a ball park guess. I was way off obviously. I would have never thought a 650W PSU would do the trick. That's pretty impressive! I was thinking minimum 850W and a bit more for head room.

Originally Posted by trayton View Post
I would recommend selling your current one before prices really decrease and get something more in the 750W-850W.
You likely missed in his opening post that he has a 750W.
If it's a good name brand unit he should be alright.
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