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I was thinking that if i were to ever get an upgrade for my graphics card, it would be the gtx 670 2-4gb, not really sure which one. Now, would it asking is would a 500w power supply be able to handle that as well as an i5 3570k, and if it can, would the power supply be able to handle that processor overclocked the the 670?
post #2 of 16

What is the make and model of your power supply?

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post #3 of 16
if it is a good quality PSU, sure.

some 500Watters are crap. They won't have enough amps in the +12V rail. They would deliver like 25A in +12V (300W) rails and 40A in +5V (200W) rails. 500W right?

"Good quality" 500Watters can supply like 40A (i.e. 480W) in the +12V rail(s). if you calculate the full wattage, it would actually exceed 600W, but would be still sold as a 500W.
post #4 of 16
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There were different values depending on how much wattage was needed to be used, so I don't know which one to use
post #5 of 16
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Well it is a Cooler master, I dont know the actual name of it, the only thing that I could see was the product number
post #6 of 16
The lower-end Cooler Master (these days, anything that doesn't have "Pro" in the name like Silent Pro) range from bad to okay. They have no qualms selling cheapo ancient junkers on their label, just not the really bad stuff that sets your computer on fire.

For a lot of the lower-end series, you'll see something like a 500 in the product name, but somewhere on the label it says max combined wattage of +12V, +5V, +3.3V (i.e. pretty much everything) should not exceed 423W or something like that...

You should probably double-check and post here what the product number is.
post #7 of 16
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Well it is a Cooler master, I dont know the actual name of it, the only thing that I could see was the product number

 

I don't know of any Cooler Master PSUs in the 500W range that are any good.  I wouldn't trust it for any overclocking due to having low quality parts inside.

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post #8 of 16
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Here is the one that I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031 and I am not so much into looking into overclocking as I am into getting the GTX if i would ever need it, I was just saying that in case the power supply was any good.
post #9 of 16
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Here is the one that I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031 and I am not so much into looking into overclocking as I am into getting the GTX if i would ever need it, I was just saying that in case the power supply was any good.

 

No, I wouldn't overclock with this PSU.

 

Edit:  also take note of the +12V capacity: 360W.  This means that it's basically a 400W PSU.  However, this is not why I would not overclock with it.  The reason why I wouldn't overclock with it is due to the quality of the components inside of it.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/2/13 at 8:09pm
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post #10 of 16
It can handle it, but that is not what I would call a "good" PSU. It is functional, but nowhere near something I would recommend to people. Definitely would not be overclocking or pushing the limits on that one.

Also, when I saw your thread title my first thought it "Its never enough..."
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