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I got my hands on one finally! spent my birthday money + allowance parents gave me this week and sold a laptop...

but i don't have a sufficient psu? or do i?

I am DEAD broke and can't really afford a psu... what would be the minimum that i would need to run 1 590 and keep my cpu overclock?
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I got my hands on one finally! spent my birthday money + allowance parents gave me this week and sold a laptop...

but i don't have a sufficient psu? or do i?

I am DEAD broke and can't really afford a psu... what would be the minimum that i would need to run 1 590 and keep my cpu overclock?
Your psu will handle a 590 perfectly
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If Antec is keeping up with the quality... you should be fine
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Quote:
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Your psu will handle a 590 perfectly
This. And also some pretty decent oc on gpu and cpu.
    
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you guys sure?? doesn't nvida say some hugely ridiculous number for minimum watts?

EDIT: wait 700w so i should be good.. thanks!
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post #6 of 25
750 is more than fine.

The tdp is only like 350w, so it probably actually uses like 275 or something. apparently it actually uses that much.
Edited by reflex99 - 5/4/11 at 6:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
you guys sure?? doesn't nvida say some hugely ridiculous number for minimum watts?

EDIT: wait 700w so i should be good.. thanks!
they suggest a 600W i believe.
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Why do people keep buying the 590???

Those VRM's aren't gonna last forever.
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The minimum needed for a 590?
A fire extinguisher. Those VRM's will pop nice and fast with any half decent overclock.
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post #10 of 25
A quality 650W would do the job.
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