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Enough Juice ? Phenom X6, GTX 570, GTX 295

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Hi, I think Ii know the answer to this question but I am going to ask anyway . . .

PSU OCZ StealthXstream II 600w

Phenom II x6
GTX 570 ref
- - GTX 295 - -

now, I have purchaced a faulty gtx 295, can I power it from my psu as I am troubleshooting? I know it pulls near 300w full load but at idle can my psu handle the load?

The reason I can't just replace the 570 with the 295 for testing is that it has no display output and my motherboard has no integrated graphics.

In a review of my psu, the reviewers managed to pull over 700W before it powered off so this makes me think that there are no real differences internally between the ocz stealthXstream II psu's. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/1058/8

If it can I will need to get some molex adapters for 8 pin and 6 pin . . .
    
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for a test yeh, the psu will probably cut out full load.
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You sgould be fine.
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Excellent, I will power the 295 directly from the psu with the 6+2 and 6 pin connectors and use my 2 moles to 6 pin for the 570.

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post #5 of 6
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Right, I have done a few basic calculations . . .

GTX 570 219w max
GTX 295 289w max
Phenom x6 208w max

All together thats 716W almost exactly the maximum that the reviewers managed to squeaze out of this unit.

However when you look at the amps . .
716W at 12v gives almost exactly 60 amps on the 12v rail. now the 2 12v rails have 52 amps between them so I am 8 amps short . . .Damn.

Depending on whether I can get the 295 going, I will be looking for a beefier psu.
    
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Good enough for power up and troubleshooting? Yes


Good enough for 24/7 folding? Probably not
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