650w psu enough for 980ti?

Kane_9

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I am looking to replace my 1060 with a 980ti due to how cheap I can get one. I want to know if my system is capable of using a 980ti
specs:
4670k OC @4.3ghz
16gb ram ddr3 @ 1866
500gb ssd
2x 1tb hdds
gigabyte z97x
seasonic focus plus 650w gold
 

Kane_9

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.41 @ Newegg Marketplace)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($137.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair - HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair - HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1407.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-18 23:00 EDT-0400
 

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Which 980 ti are you going to get. It looks like when I put in pcpartpicker and put in 980 ti gpu instead, it got a length that to big, however that is just one version. so which one you getting?
 

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I am thinking on either evga classified or asus strix 980ti the asus one though is a little more but if it's got better cooling then I'll go with that.
 

Kane_9

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Yep I just looked at that I'll go with the evga classified thanks.
 

Kane_9

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Sure 980 is, but not the ti model that's more up there with the 1070
 

Kane_9

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Can't afford a 1080 and I don't want to spend that on just 1080p gaming that would be a waste since it's a 4k card.
 

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Which is why I said to just keep the 1060.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/8.html

I finally found a review that has both cards. The link starts with the games, you can jump to the performance summary to see the avg. The 980TI is ~18% faster than the 1060. This will of course vary depending on which 1060 and 980ti you are dealing with. Keep in mind the 1060 has better VR performance, will have drivers for a longer time period, and uses ~75W+ less power. I don't mean to say the 980TI is the slower or worse card. But when you already have a 1060, it's not really an upgrade.
 

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I mean 18% is 18% faster. In my mind I agree with kane, sides 18% is actually high as thats almost 20% which is 1/5 up in speed. The 75w thing, well as long as you have a psu that can take it, then its fine. Even if you try to make the argument that your using 75 watts more, that isn't going to make your electric bill go up and if it does it is like a penny or ten cents or something very small that no one cares about. The VR thing doesn't even matter if kane is not going to use VR. However, if he is going to use VR either now or down the road, then yes the 1060 is a possible consideration.
 

4745454b

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ven if you try to make the argument that your using 75 watts more, that isn't going to make your electric bill go up
Actually, that's exactly how it works. The more power your GPU uses, the more power it pulls from the wall, and the more you pay. Yes, it might not be much every day, but over months it will add up. You are looking at ~12hrs of gaming to pull an extra 1kW.

http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html

@.15 per 1kWh, you could be looking at $1/mo. It's not a massive amount, but over years of gaming it does add up. It adds up faster if you live in CA and go above the baseline often. All for ~18% faster depending on model? It's a call we all have to make, and for me it's not worth it. If I was considering both cards I might pick the 980TI. But if I already had the 1060, I wouldn't bother switching. Not worth the extra outlay of money for me. Also keep in mind that the 980TI might be a used card at this point. And who knows what it did before you got it. Used card, costs more to run, all for only 18%?
 

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