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Using a Corsair CX500 to run a MSI N580GTX Lightning XE 3GB gpu?

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I am pretty sure I already know the answer to this question, but I wanted to double-check. A buddy of mine would like to try out my video card, and his current power supply is a Corsair Builder's Series 500 watt power supply. His power supply has the two required 8-pin pci-e connectors, and it will fit in his case. The video card box suggests a 700 watt power supply though. I read through some reviews and the power draw on a card like this is relatively low, granted you don't overclock it. My friend doesn't do any overclocking or stress-testing, so I am wondering if he will be okay using this card for a few days? He is also running a couple of caviar blue hard drives, 4gb of 1333mhz ram, I believe he has a disc drive, and he is running a micro-atx mobo with an AMD 965 be processor with no overclock. Thanks for the help!
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I think he will be fine!
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I am pretty sure I already know the answer to this question, but I wanted to double-check. A buddy of mine would like to try out my video card, and his current power supply is a Corsair Builder's Series 500 watt power supply. His power supply has the two required 8-pin pci-e connectors, and it will fit in his case. The video card box suggests a 700 watt power supply though. I read through some reviews and the power draw on a card like this is relatively low, granted you don't overclock it. My friend doesn't do any overclocking or stress-testing, so I am wondering if he will be okay using this card for a few days? He is also running a couple of caviar blue hard drives, 4gb of 1333mhz ram, I believe he has a disc drive, and he is running a micro-atx mobo with an AMD 965 be processor with no overclock. Thanks for the help!
He'll be ok.
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Just for a try i think it wll be no problems... But to keep it safe, don't let him push it to the limit! wink.gif
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