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Just putting together a new budget system for bf3 and would like to use my old Fsb blue storm
(ax500) to power a gtx560ti. I think it's a bit too weak but I'm not sure ? If it's not good enough then could anyone recommend another psu that would do but for a small price ? Thanks.
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Edited by fonzye - 8/19/11 at 4:23am
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Thanks for replying, I was clutching at straws hoping it would be enough. Time to look for a suitable one.
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Is that 500w ? I would say it should work for a single gtx 560ti, if its 500w or better. Guru 3d reveiw says a 500w psu will be ok.

Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti in 2-way SLI

A second card requires you to add another ~175 Watts. You need a 700+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (800+ to a KiloWatt is recommended if you plan on any overclocking).
For each other card (3-way SLI) that you add, just add another 200 Watts and 20A on the 12V rails as a safety margin. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load? Here are some pointers:

bad 3D performance
crashing games
spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
freezing during gameplay
PSU overload can cause it to break down

I am no psu guru, but i think you might be ok.
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post #5 of 9
Sorry,I did some research it seems that I lied to myself,a decent 500+w Psu will run perfectly with the video card.
No need for another psu.
Sorry again!
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Source : http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=142053
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500w is enough, the only worrying thing could be the brand/manufacturer.
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Having done some digging the quoted '500' watts are actually About 450 so I don't think it's enough. I forget how old the psu is but it must be 3 Years old +
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Just buy a Corsair 600w/650w or abouts for like 90-120$, or if not, whats your budget?
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You don't need anything CLOSE to a Corsair 600/650 for ONE 560 Ti......That would just be a colossal waste of money. You'd only want that if he was going to SLI. He could get by on this for way cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

But that 500W PSU would be fine, it isn't the best 500W out there but it's suitable for your build, so go for it
Edited by Pentium-David - 8/19/11 at 4:01pm
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