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Even 550W is plenty overkill for that. The XFX Core 550W is pretty much the same internally (same design, same OEM, pretty much same components) as the Antec High Current Gamer 620W but is cheaper:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-...-quiet-fan-atx

Actually, the Thermaltake TR2-__P units are not bad. But at that price, given your needs, no need to bother.
but a gtx 580 requires 600watts
    
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Originally Posted by Xtremexx View Post
but a gtx 580 requires 600watts
Only if you run your CPU/GPU on stress test 100% 24/7 .. i like to see you do that too... haha cause your computer will break before your psu will ... if not ... you are fine even with a quality 500 watt psu.
Edited by mcc21 - 8/6/11 at 12:41pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

thats a very nice PSU for the price
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

thats a very nice PSU for the price
im in the uk
    
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post #15 of 26
Also manufacture 'recommended wattage' is posted to save their butts....as some one is bound to use a generic crappy 600 watt psu to run their $500 GTX 580. That crappy generic psu might be actually running 500 watts continuous only on the 12V rail...which is enough for a GTX 580. That why companies like to cover their butts just in case if they post up 'recommended' wattage is 500 watts only...then some one will buy a cheap generic 500 watt psu that only has 350 watts continuous than it doesn't work for the GTX 580 or might break the gpu..then they will complain / sue the GTX 580 company.
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post
Even 550W is plenty overkill for that. The XFX Core 550W is pretty much the same internally (same design, same OEM, pretty much same components) as the Antec High Current Gamer 620W but is cheaper:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-...-quiet-fan-atx

Actually, the Thermaltake TR2-__P units are not bad. But at that price, given your needs, no need to bother.
Also 70W less. Less powerful +12V rectifier, etc.
post #17 of 26
Actually if you put a PSU that can't power a 580 @ load, the 580 will still boot up but it will downclock and you'll get a message from the drivers saying it's running in low power mode or something like that
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post #18 of 26
haha finally the guy that taught me everything about PSU chimes in (Phaedrus2129)

For example look at this "575 watt" psu ... its only 200 watts on the 12V rail...it ain't going to run even a GTX 460 probably... but you would of thought 'oh its ~600 watts it should run the GTX 580"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...Power%20Supply
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post #19 of 26
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im in the uk
Indeed and the High Current there is OP at £90

The XFX's have some good prices on Scan, check them out.
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