Will I have enough power to run a better video card down the road with my current power supply?

by on May 2, 2012

Q: I would like buy a new pc, so I choose :
ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79 (Socket 2011) Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3820 3.60GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 Processor – Retail

G.Skill RipjawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 C9 1866Mhz Quad Channel Kit

OCZ ZX Series 1250W 80PLUSĀ® Gold Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar Green Power 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive 6Gb/s – OEM

XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3072MB GDDR5

Does that all would be a good chose? I am not sure by power supply may I need less power even I would upgrade later to 2x same graphic cards.
I have an idea may would be better to buy this then I write in first :

G.Skill RipjawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000 C9 2133Mhz Quad Channel Kit

I have already big enough case about (56x56x23) and DVD from my previous PC witch one I do wan to upgrade now. However I am not sure what cooling I need add extra and how many ( have no glue )


One Response to “Will I have enough power to run a better video card down the road with my current power supply?”
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    It seems to be quite a large power supply as it is. From your specs I would say yes that is enough power for your config and to upgrade down the road if you needed to.

    The secondary ram is a better ram so you might as well start off with it.

    As power cooling you can go with this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

    I would also pick up some thermal goop as well.

    This should be enough to get your PC together,