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Will a stock EVGA GTX 470 work on a BFG 550w PSU?

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Need a confirmation =)

Thank you.
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Your a at the absolute edge dude. Actually I wouldn't even want to cut it that close. Get a decent 650W powersupply like the X650 by SeaSonic or the TX650 V2.
 
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cutting it close

I'd remove all system oc's
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Ive run a 470 on my PSU and System. Its close, but not THAT close.
He may need to downclock his system though.
Unless its a low quality PSU he should be ok.
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Shouldnt have any issue, ive used a bfg gs-550 with a gtx 470 with out issue.

Although the rig didnt wassnt OCed at the time, so im not sure about OCing it if it would be enough.
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On my wife's rig when both her i5 750@4.0 Ghz and the GTX470 (stock) were both at 100% usage (running prime95 and Furmark) her wattage draw was between 520Watts at the low end and 585Watts at the top end. YMMV thought, in the end I decided to upgrade her PSU just to avoid a disaster, even though the likelihood of her doing that kindof power draw regularly was low. (She was orginally on an Antec 550Watt psu and didn't suffer any problems - I merely found out due to my own curiosity).
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The 470 on a 550w is fine.
Just make sure the PSU is of good quality.
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
The 470 on a 550w is fine.
Just make sure the PSU is of good quality.
This.
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The 470 will be at stock. It's going to be for my bro's computer and his CPU is a Phenom II 910 at 2.6ghz (95W, I believe). He doesn't have much else besides that, a HDD, and an optical drive.

I'm not too sure if the BFG PSU is a good quality one or not. He's been using it with his GTX 260 and it seems the 260 is dying so I might give him my 470.
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If its going to be at stock, it will be just fine.
No worries.
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