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Could I run a GTX 670 on my 520 Watt PSU?

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I have been trying to decide if I should grab a 670. The one I was looking at getting was the Gigabyte Windforce 670. Most 670s have a 500 watt minimum requirement but it has a minimum requirement of 550 watts.

Could I run that card or any 670 on the Antec HCG-520M 520W PSU in my sig rig or would I need to upgrade to a better PSU?
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Even though it is generally considered that the stated power requirements are a bit inflated, I still can't ever recommend going with anything less than what is stated. However most review sites have total power draw of system just under 400W on max load, so the choice is yours.

*The typical test bed system being a SandyBridge-E X79 system.
    
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post #3 of 9
Yes. Absolutely.

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It will be fine, you can run a GTX 680 on a rig like yours with a quality 450w unit
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the answers guys.
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yes it will be fine witha 670 GTX sli
xD

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yes it will be fine witha 670 GTX sli
xD
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That's settled then a 670 it is biggrin.gif
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For reference, i'm running a heavily oc'd core i5 and a heavily oc'd gtx 470 on a 430w psu.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post

For reference, i'm running a heavily oc'd core i5 and a heavily oc'd gtx 470 on a 430w psu.
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You have balls.
    
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