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Windows 7: Is my 600 watt powersupply enough?

02 Feb 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From what I have read your Nvidia card recommends at least 500W of quality power supply, so that is the base.
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Now here is my belief. Add another 100W so when under heavy gaming you are not working the power supply close to it's top end causing heat and distorted amps and volts. Next add another 100W so in the future you have room to grow your computer without getting another power supply. Power supplies that when under load are in or around the middle of there range run cooler and last longer. If you look at my specs. you will see I practice what I preach.


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02 Feb 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Video cards often say how many watts they need to ensure that you have enough amps on the 12V rail. You aren't going to actually pull 500 watts of power with the card.

As can be seen from this link, an nVidia 560TI consumes about 130 watts at idle and around 285 under load
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...i-1gb-review/8
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02 Feb 2012   #13
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

you have enough power unless the psu is crap then get a different one but again 600w is enough. I believe you are ok
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04 Feb 2012   #14
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Thanks guys!
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