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Not a quality PSU, not even 80 plus certified but it should be handle a GTX 580 with no OCing.
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post #12 of 19
You can calculate power requirement with Phaedrus PSU calculator.

He also has a thread full of good quality PSU's.


Video card manufacturers almost always over estimate the PSU requirements so they don't into trouble when someone's computer blows up.

Below you see GTX 580 and the system is taking up 395W load, on a 12 volt rail that's only 33 amps.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-21.html
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post #13 of 19
I think you guys are missing the point... The OP already owns that PSU.

Yes, it will be sufficient for a 580. It won't be wonderful, your OC'ing might be limited, and it may not be power efficient, but it'll work.
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post #14 of 19
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I just don't want to harm my computer by not having enough power. I've had no problems with it when using it with my 6870.. but I do realize the 580 is a lot more powerful.

I'm sure I'll upgrade later down the road to something more future proof and better. I just bought the GTX 580 and want to make sure I don't have to lay down another $100 for another part.

Like I said, I don't overclock and I'm not looking to SLI.. I just want to play BF3/Skyrim in ultra settings!
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post #15 of 19
I'm guilty of skimming.

Yes, the PSU you have will be fine, it's not the best but it will do, but you may need a 6pin to 8pin pci-e adapter if the PSU only has 2x 6pin pci-e or 2x molex to 8pin pci-e, although I strongly advise against that.
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 10/22/11 at 3:53pm
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I was just clarifying what you can or cannot do . You'll be perfectly fine with your PSU, but really won't be able to get anything bigger
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Voodoo661 View Post
Hi guys.. short question: will the gtx 580 run well on my current PSU? follow the link - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=ITD&body=MAIN

or will I have to get a new PSU.. : / ?
People get overly passionate about wattage, but in reality, amperage is what's important, and that PSU is lacking.

The recommended minimum for a GTX 580 is 40; you can technically do it at 38, but with the cost of components involved, I certainly wouldn't.
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So.. I've decided to play it safe. I don't want to get screwed over because I didn't bother to purchase a better PSU.

Would a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W be good enough? 60 amps 12v rail.. don't know what that means.. but I do know that the amps are higher than the minimum the gtx 580 recommends (42).. haha.

Anyways check this out and let me know.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0CMPSU-750TXV2
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Originally Posted by Voodoo661 View Post
So.. I've decided to play it safe. I don't want to get screwed over because I didn't bother to purchase a better PSU.

Would a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W be good enough? 60 amps 12v rail.. don't know what that means.. but I do know that the amps are higher than the minimum the gtx 580 recommends (42).. haha.

Anyways check this out and let me know.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0CMPSU-750TXV2
TX750 would be more than enough. You could even look at some of the 600 watt units. As long as the amperage meet the specified range you should be good.
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