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After weeks of thinking and comparing gpus, I've decided to treat myself to a 580.

The thing thats been nagging me is that I heard the 580 uses roughtly 600w and I'm not so certian my psu would stack up if I install the card into my system.

I'm not a psu or gpu guru so any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

(I'm getting the card today for your infomation, cuz it's the last day for a special offer on it.)
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post #2 of 21
No 1 580 uses 300W and even OCed this is only going to happen in Furmark with voltage protection removed(not a good idea).

For 1 580 you not only have enough power, but you have enough for max 1.212V if you so desired.

I have a 750w PSU and with my 980x at 4.5Ghz, 2 580s at 1.1v 900Mhz my Watt meter reads arounds 750 and that is anywhere from 600-700W when you factor in effiency.
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post #3 of 21
Nope, not even close. The 580(I believe) uses around 244watts or something like that.
     
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post #4 of 21
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So technically it won't work?

I need to know if it will because I'm going out in a few hours time. I'm buying it from a street vendor so if it doesn't work, I can't get a refund, unless it's defective.

Its a Palit GTX580 btw.
Edited by N3C14R - 12/29/10 at 8:26pm
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post #5 of 21
A 600w PSU is recomended for the 580, but the card itself does not use 600w, nVidia is telling you that with a normal system and a GTX 580 you need a 600w for your CPU, GPU, etc...

Conclusion: Your PSU is fine, do not worry about upgrading.
Edited by tconroy135 - 12/29/10 at 8:28pm
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post #6 of 21
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So it's ok to buy it? Cuz I seriously don't want to end up with a useless brick or waste another $100 on a new PSU.
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Originally Posted by N3C14R View Post
So it's ok to buy it? Cuz I seriously don't want to end up with a usless brick or wasn't another $100 on anew PSU.
Do you want me to hit you with something fool

YOUR PSU IS PERFECT FOR THE GTX 580!
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
Do you want me to hit you with something fool

YOUR PSU IS PERFECT FOR THE GTX 580!
Thanks, sorry I was in a rush. Didn't have time to read through all the posts. +1 rep.
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post #9 of 21
You're wasting valuable gaming time... Go buy it already.
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by N3C14R View Post
So technically it won't work?

I need to know if it will because I'm going out in a few hours time. I'm buying it from a street vendor so if it doesn't work, I can't get a refund, unless it's defective.

Its a Palit GTX580 btw.
It will work FINE! %100 OK good to go, enjoy your GPU
 
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