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PNY GeForce GTX 460 with a PSU Coolmax 500w

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PNY GeForce GTX 460 with a PSU Coolmax 500w would those to compatible to work? I also need one more 6 pin PCI Express to either a Y-Split 4 pin molex or should i get a single 4 pin molex? Would that stress the PSU if i chosen the single 4 pin one? I am not gonna overclock nor SLI my rig anytime soon.

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post #2 of 11
Whats the rest of your system?


but generally speaking you should be fine.
post #3 of 11
Ugh..Coolmax. You should be fine, but Coolmax is just....
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post #4 of 11
you should be fine. i ran a gtx 480 with a 450 watt
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I wouldn't do it.. No way
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ATI Radeon 3200 Graphics is my current built in graphics card

i got two hard drives disks: one is a stock 600MB and the other is a 1TB WD Caviar Black
post #7 of 11
You should consider getting a better power supply, the one you have is mediocre at best.
Look into Seasonic, Corsair, Enermax or Antec for some quality power supplies. Even an OCZ would be leaps and bounds better than that cool max.

Also, you have to look at the GTX460 +12v wattage/amperage requirements. I'm betting that your 500w coolmax will not supply sufficient power to the GPU and could very well blow and kill your whole system.
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i decided to just expand my wallet a little and buy a little better PSU. I am really bad at this so this but i need some choices of PSU: at least 3 SATA connectors, x2 4 pin molex, that 2x2 (square) 4 pin molex (i do not know what is that cable called), and a 6 pin PCIe.
And of course that would run a GTX 460. I am e-shopping right now but i only understand some of the details specs. i am afraid that i would buy a wrong PSU again.

EDIT: instead of that 4 pin molex cables, x2 6 pin PCIe would do the job also.

Recommended PSUs:

Recommended Supply: Corsair 650-TX -650 watt

Recommended Supply: Seasonic X650 Gold-650 Watt

Recommended Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower (80-Plus Bronze) 650watt

Recommended Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700 watt

Recommended Supply: Corsair 750-TX 750 watt

Recommended Supply: SeaSonic X750 (80 plus GOLD) 750W

Recommended Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 750 watt
Edited by NoobHunterD - 12/26/10 at 2:33pm
post #9 of 11
You don't need that much power to run a single gtx460, a good quality 500w psu would be fine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
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post #10 of 11
CPU????

but anyways you should be fine....

i ran a 480 off a 550w... then my current rig off a 750w
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