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I was planning to buy a Seasonic X 660 at first but when I read the minimum requirement of 600W indicated in the box of my MSI Hawk Geforce GTX 560 Ti, I was kinda worried. Is it ok to use a 660W for this system? My CPU would be an i5-2500K and most of the usual components.
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Its enuff even with overclocking
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You could do SLI on a 660w power supply. I think that may have been what you were looking at.

For a single card you could get away with a quality 450w.
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post #4 of 11
Yes, absolutely.

The minimum requirement isn't 100% accurate, a decent, well brand 500w will work in most cases. Good brands include Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc.

Now, you mentioned a Seasonic X-660W, which is one of the best power supplies around, and when it comes to PSUs, it's mainly all about quality and just how much the single amp rail can deliver.

Bottom line - the Seasonic X-660W is more than enough for the GTX 560ti, since a graphics card alone is not going pull anywhere near 600w even if you do overclock it, along with the PSU itself being of high build quality. I'm running an overclocked GTX 580 on my Seasonic X-650 no problems.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by railfan844;14343777 
You could do SLI on a 660w power supply. I think that may have been what you were looking at.

For a single card you could get away with a quality 450w.

Yep.
A 600W requirement for a single card is ridiculous. Even a GTX 590 can run fine on a good 550W.
post #6 of 11
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Thanks for the replies. I guess power supply requirements of video cards are overrated then.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;14343879 
Thanks for the replies. I guess power supply requirements of video cards are overrated then.

For the most part yes, except some of the monster dual-GPUs like the GTX 590 and the AMD Radeon 6990, where they're not so generous. In those examples, it wouldn't be wise to run 500-600w on those smile.gif
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;14343738 
I was planning to buy a Seasonic X 660 at first but when I read the minimum requirement of 600W indicated in the box of my MSI Hawk Geforce GTX 560 Ti, I was kinda worried. Is it ok to use a 660W for this system? My CPU would be an i5-2500K and most of the usual components.

That's plenty of power for that card. Remember the Seasonic X is a 80+ GOLD so its really efficient. If you want to SLI then maybe a 750w unit.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;14343879 
Thanks for the replies. I guess power supply requirements of video cards are overrated then.

They overate then because a lot beginners buy generic power supplies. They just protecting themselves cuz they don't want to replace your card should it fail biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 11
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So in essence if I want to be on SLI in the future or switch to those monster GTX 590 dual-GPUs, it would be wiser to go for the X760?
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