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Would my PSU be enough to power a gtx 560 ti ?

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Recently upgraded my psu to a 500w (600 @ peak according to manual) rocketfish psu, and was wondering if that wattage would be enough to power a gtx 560 ti.
post #2 of 13
Depends on how much of a load the rest of your system puts on it. Personally, I think you'd be fine, but the PSU would be loaded pretty heavily and decrease it's lifetime.
Should be good, just don't go cranking clocks on your CPU.

Having never bought a Rocketfish PSU, I can't say for certain, but from their other products, I wouldn't expect it to last long anyways. Maybe you could return it and pick up an Antec or Corsair, or something with more power and a better warranty program.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Done a bit more research and....

according to nvidia's page on the 560 ti, they recommend 500W minimum.

According to Zotac page on the 560 ti (which i was planning to get) they reccomend a 450w minimum.

I'm not planning on doing any oc'ing, so i think i should be fine...
post #4 of 13
Like I said, you should be alright, but it's life would be reduced because it would be running so close to max output. (and the 600w peak isn't sustainable)
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You will be fine, but its always good to get a good quality unit for headroom later on down the road. Maybe a SLI setup??

Check the Corsair, Antec, Enermax, & SeaSonic units. All really good at at a decent price.
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post #6 of 13
It should run fine on a 500W PSU, but... A what kinda PSU?
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zetanuxi View Post
Like I said, you should be alright, but it's life would be reduced because it would be running so close to max output. (and the 600w peak isn't sustainable)
No... a computer doesn't require "max output" always while its running. Most PCs only consume around 200w when idling. A decent 500w is more than enough. It wouldn't reach "max output" even under the most extreme conditions.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden View Post
No... a computer doesn't require "max output" always while its running. Most PCs only consume around 200w when idling. A decent 500w is more than enough. It wouldn't reach "max output" even under the most extreme conditions.
More concerned about some random knock off PSU that likely can't even get close to that, lets say all peripherals etc, CPU = roughly 150W, 560 is I think prob 170W loaded, that brings to 320W draw.

Now that is far from maxed out, but I'd be worried about a crappy PSU lighting my rig a flame, maxed out or not.

When PSU is responsible for not frying everything in my system quality is everything.
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post #9 of 13
I don't think his rocketfish is a "terrible" PSU though. I wouldn't call it good but I wouldn't really call it junk. It is probably an average Huntkey built PSU if I'm guessing correctly.
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post #10 of 13
Corsair or equal quality or go home =D.

Sorry PSU is one thing I do not sacrifice for quality.

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On Topic.

Since he already has it I'm guessing, yes it should run fine.

Why your in the ATI thread Idk.

And why you have such a nice CPU... and on... that psu... just nevermind I'm going to go to bed before I keep rambling about mediocre killer PSU's
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