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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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    ATI
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    NVIDIA
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post #1461 of 5998
Hi, I didn't want to start a new thread so here goes.

I want to buy an ASUS 560 ti, but I have a sonata III 500W PSU.(and no money to buy another one)

I read that the 560 needs a 31A 12V rail. The sonata III PSU has two 17A 12V rails...

My other components are Q6600, 4Gb DDR2, ASUS P5K, ASUS 9800GTX.

So my question is should I buy another PSU or can I get by with this one?
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post #1462 of 5998
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Hi, I didn't want to start a new thread so here goes.

I want to buy an ASUS 560 ti, but I have a sonata III 500W PSU.(and no money to buy another one)

I read that the 560 needs a 31A 12V rail. The sonata III PSU has two 17A 12V rails...

My other components are Q6600, 4Gb DDR2, ASUS P5K, ASUS 9800GTX.

So my question is should I buy another PSU or can I get by with this one?
You will be fine running your GTX 560ti with a 500 watt psu. Each rail has 17A per 12v rail. So times that by how many 12v rails you have and add it together equals how many amps your psu can handle.

Example....let's say you have 6 - 12v rails on your PSU 17x6=102 therefore you have 102 amps total on your PSU total. You will be good to go if you only need 31Amps.

Enjoy your GTX 560Ti, awesome card. Once you get it, check out the first page of members and how they post their 'proof' and join our club. Very informative group of members who help each other out and stay informed on the latest 500 series things.
     
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post #1463 of 5998
Well, I OC'd it a hair.

Results

Nothing compared to some of the numbers I've seen in this thread. But it maxes Rift and I expect it'll kill GW2 when it comes out.
Edited by grishkathefool - 3/22/11 at 5:23pm
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could get much more then this but just a trial atm
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Well just to update whoever was following my trial down step up lane.

There was no movement at all yesterday on my position in step up and it stayed at #238 since Monday. Which is maybe related to that small earthquake that hit California yesterday?

But I just checked a few minutes ago and it looks like I'm sitting at #167. The amount of spots that drops every day is amazing!

The anticipation is killing me as I just want to get my GTX 580 already!
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post #1466 of 5998
Installed my new EVGA GTX 570 HD last night, will try and get a small OC for now and a SS up tonight!
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Installed my new EVGA GTX 570 HD last night, will try and get a small OC for now and a SS up tonight!
How is the cooling and acoustics (fan noise) on the HD?
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post #1468 of 5998
Does anyone know with any certainty if the GTX 590 will be a viable Step-Up option for EVGA? I'm contemplating canceling that step up for the 580 only IF someone could tell me if the 590 will be a Step-Up option.

I'm having post click disorder and really wanting the 590 now.
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post #1469 of 5998
Updated.

Sorry CH_Skyline, I didn't see your ocn username on your phone I added you expertea, maybe you just need to refresh.
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Sorry CH_Skyline, I didn't see your ocn username on your phone I added you expertea, maybe you just need to refresh.
Not a problem, I was being creative with it! Thanks!
 
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