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So i have a spare GTX 275 lying around that i cant use since i only have 2 PCI-e slots and im giving it to my friend. He needs a new PSU for it so i was wondering will this power it (im almost posotive it will), and will it power it if the dual is unlocked to quad? no OC's at all. His mobo sucks. Or should i get this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

I was originally going to get the corsair, but it looks like it sucks. It has 28A on teh 12v, which makes it a 340w PSU. Why is it sold as a 430?
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post #2 of 15
you could use anything 300w and above.

If I was you, and you are looking for a cheap good PSU, get the Antec HCG-520.

Sadly mine was faulty and it is RMAing, but it should be fine.
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post #3 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
you could use anything 300w and above.
For a GTX275? No.

Quality 450W minimum.
post #4 of 15
NVM saw it was a 275 =P

this is a decent PSU for the price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...osewill%20530w
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post #5 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
For a GTX275? No.

Quality 450W minimum.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
NVM saw it was a 275 =P

I figured as much, that thing consumes 220w at max, it EATS power. Good thing my 650w can handle my other card AND my 470.

this is a decent PSU for the price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...osewill%20530w
Im digging that one, but ill wait for phaedrus to confirm.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0series%20430w
This one, the other one is a little bit out of budget, we might be able to make it work. But im trying to stay at 45$ MAX, dont qorry about quality. As long as its not going to explode and it will work then its fine. Hes using a raidmax 500w now, and not the LED one. The one that comes with the smilodon.
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
For a GTX275? No.

Quality 450W minimum.
If it was steady he could do 300w and above. I ran it with a calculator and a quad core athlon and It was like 270 etc.

Obviously he shouldn't run as low as 300w but that would def. be the starting point.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Beleive me, XFX was the first place i looked. I LOVE my 650w, i think it could do 700w, but they cost so much. Im trying to stay at 45$, MAYBE 50 if its really good.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
For a GTX275? No.

Quality 450W minimum.
I would of thought something like the Corsair 430W would be more than enough? My sig rig when I had only 1 GTX 570 at stock clocks for both CPU and GPU was drawing 424W AC under max load (3D Mark 11 + Prime95). Which works out to be around 364W DC considering my location (New Zealand, 240VAC) and 80+ Silver PSU.
Edited by MMJA - 8/19/11 at 10:43pm
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMJA View Post
I would of thought something like the Corsair 430W would be more than enough? My sig rig when I had only 1 GTX 570 at stock clocks for both CPU and GPU was drawing 424W AC under max load (3D Mark 11 + Prime95). Which works out to be around 364W DC considering my location (New Zealand, 240VAC) and 80+ Silver PSU.
The cx 430 is more like a solid 350-380 w on the 12V iirc

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