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ASUS DirectCU II 570 on the CX 400W Corsair PSU

post #1 of 20
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Hi folks

I just got a GTX 570 card, the OCd one from ASUS and i really want to test it out.
The problem is i only have a 2 years old CX 400W PSU from Corsair.

I was wondering if it is safe to give it a test run with this PSU. On the packaging it sais that recommended PSU is a 600W with 12v current rating of 42A.

My rig has the following hardware;

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3
Intel i7 2600k
16GB Corsair Vengeance (1600Mhz CL8)
1x S-ata 2.0 HDD

Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 20
that 570 pulls 330 watts on full load, the 2600k is 95w

330+95 = 425W

thats not counting the hdd, fans etc.

so probably not lol
post #3 of 20
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Well, yeah, this is true. But, will running this card really run at full load on say Battlefield 3?

Say i did try it, is there a risk i will damage any components?
post #4 of 20
BF3 definitely runs at full load with a 570
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post #5 of 20
No way bro.. Don't even think about it. At least go for GS700 to be safe.
post #6 of 20
bf3 will run that card at 100% no problem. It brings my overclocked gtx580 to its knees..

worst case you system will shutdown/crash and you'll blow your psu. Not sure if anything else would get damaged though, maybe someone else can chime in on this.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot of fast replies I will wait until i have goten my new PSU.

Speaking of which, would you guys recommend http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-...er-supply.html ?

Thanks again for your feedback
post #8 of 20
when gaming with one GTX570 i pull ~380w from the wall .... 400W is just cutting it to close.
post #9 of 20
something like this would do and it would save you some cash http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139012

if you plan on going sli in the future id consider something larger.
post #10 of 20
You need a real quality 500W at the minimum for a GTX570 imho. For GTX 570 SLI, get 750W.
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