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I just pulled the trigger with my tax rebate and ordered a EVGA 55nm GTX 260 core 216 SC edition. I will install it in my sig rig below, question is, is my 550w going handle it?

I had been told here a moth ago,when I was discussing another problem, that I could run a 65nm GTX 260 or 4870 with this PSU. Also, I have read the specs for both (and know that Nvidia does like to overshoot there power req.'s a bit) and understand that the 55nm calls for 500w instead of the 65nm's 600+w. But is anybody here actually running a 55nm one with 500-550w?

EDIT: Might I add; God Bless Federal Tax Refund's
Edited by tbates1244 - 2/18/09 at 10:38pm
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I upgraded from a 580W to a 700W just to be sure.
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The antec true power trio is a great PSU, and will handle the card well. Those number as all vast overestimates anyway, the whole system will likely not use more then 300 watts.
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yah, it'll do fine...my system doesn't even use 300W when I'm gaming
    
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Yeah I was told here that i wasn't using but maybe 400w with this setup. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...time-bomb.html

EDIT: Thanks Bazmecc. And you are running more HD's than me I only use 2 HD's 2 optical drives, and rarley run any USB powered peripharal's. So unless somebody with 550w would like to step up and vouch for this setup I would say that I'm satisfied enough Thanks for the help guys rep+
Edited by tbates1244 - 2/18/09 at 9:36pm
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is that the antec trio ? I have that psu.. and on atis chart it said it'll support a 4870 so i believe it'll run your 260
    
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I have the vanilla GTX260 55nm and I had it paired with 2 different CPU's, 2 different motherboards, 2 different sets of ram and 2 different 600watt psu's. At power down I would receive one long continuous beep from the gpu, not mobo beep code. I RMA'd the gpu and lo and behold, the new gpu had the same response. I upgraded to my current psu in my sig and it has more than enough amps and wattage. No problems now.

Keep this in mind if you have any problems!
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Originally Posted by I AM TEH LAW GIVAH View Post
is that the antec trio ? I have that psu.. and on atis chart it said it'll support a 4870 so i believe it'll run your 260
Awesome.I will know Monday for sure when it arrives I went last time from a 7600GT to the 8800GT. I hear that this jump from the 8800 to the 260 is going to be like that again; one of those "night and day" upgrades
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I have Gigabyte GTX260OC (216SP,65nm), and my PSU is 500W. It works fine.
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anything above 600w is basically useless if you are not going to do a major upgrade after this upgrade. I have seen people run 2 GTX260 in SLi with an Corsair 650w so running one will not be a problem at all!
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