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24 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 
question about gpu compatibly with psu

so i'm planing on buying a gtx 560 and there's two versions one is just gtx 560 and the other is the ti version but i got a 500watt supply atm. the 560 version says 450watt minimum so i know i be fine if i get that one but the ti says 500 watt minimum if i buy and install the ti will i have problems or will i be fine. Anyways not planing on buying another psu since the card already cost like $200usd so which should i go with?

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24 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You can always use a power calculator.
Keep in mind that the GPU power recommendation doesn't account for all the other
things that people have in their computer or plan to add.
A power calculator will give you a good idea.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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24 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Who made the PSU? For example I wouldn't trust a Deer PSU to run a P2 system....a Rosewill will probably be ok, but a Corsair would be much better....
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24 Sep 2011   #4

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Do not buy anything above a low end card to be used with a generic PSU unless you want to risk damage to both the PSU & the card. They're meant to be used in entry level systems. Please buy a good quality PSU now and not worry about problems down the line. If you wish to take the risk, even the 560Ti will work but it may or may not be stable .. depending on the PSU.
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24 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

OK thank you well considering i filled this out right says the whole system would take up to 368watts to 418 if i were to install that card considering i filled out the thing right in the power calulator thing which i think i did but some stuff it asked for i was not sure so i just tried my best so by this my guess is it would run on my 500wat psu anyways if you need my specs then here

appreciate any help with this

SPEC
CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 640
Propus 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4N68T-M-V2 (AM3)
Graphics
e17t4 (1280x1024@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 5450 (ATI AIB) <---------its what i have right now but going to replace with gtx 560ti
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST310005 28AS SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 B SCSI CdRom Device
BMV P6RWX2VO SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
VIA High Definition Audio
Power supply
500watt ATX
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24 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

power supply company is called xtreme gear umm idk if its good its what came with it but if it's like super important to replace it then i guess i will or should i be fine?

sorry for double post
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24 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you configure in your fans and the Gtx 560ti as part of the setup?
If so, you should be OK in terms of power.
But as others have said, you always want to have a better, if not high end PSU when using
medium to higher end gaming cards.
Gaming really taxes components.
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24 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

ye i put the ammount of fans my rig has which is two fans on the side of the case with red led lights and another two that are inside the case and wasnt sure if i was suppose to count the little fan that's on top of the heat sink that's on the mobo but i put it had 4fans
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24 Sep 2011   #9

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
power supply company is called xtreme gear umm idk if its good its what came with it but if it's like super important to replace it then i guess i will or should i be fine?

sorry for double post
CyberPower Forum: Xtreme gear power supply..

A few dudes talking about your power supply brand

I highly recommend changing the PSU even if it means holding off the GPU for a while. I've lost a 6800GT & a 8800GTS to bad psu's so I can't stress it enough. I recommend Corsair PSU's.
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24 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
power supply company is called xtreme gear umm idk if its good its what came with it but if it's like super important to replace it then i guess i will or should i be fine?

sorry for double post
CyberPower Forum: Xtreme gear power supply..

A few dudes talking about your power supply brand

I highly recommend changing the PSU even if it means holding off the GPU for a while. I've lost a 6800GT & a 8800GTS to bad psu's so I can't stress it enough. I recommend Corsair PSU's.
ok and how much is that for like say 500-600watts in power? give me a link to a good one that's compatible with my setup
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