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Ok I have read many reports about this card and I have seen that it can almost get the same proformance as a stock GTX 480 what PSU should I have for a GTX 460 HAWK?

i have seen the hawk score 17k in 3D mark when the GTX 480 scores 17.5k

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All you need is a quality 400W PSU.

450W if you're paranoid about it.

The Corsair VX450, Antec Neo ECO 450C and Seasonic X-460FL are all great PSU's.
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post #3 of 10
You'll probably want a 500+ watt PSU, though you could get away with 400.
You're also going to want a minimum of 24 amps on your PSU's 12 volt rail.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-460-hawk-review/21
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Well if you OC the hawk it uses 403w by itself I saw this on guru3d

edit might have been another review but thats what it peeked at
Edited by Celcoid - 1/6/11 at 11:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celcoid;11921460 
Well if you OC the hawk it uses 403w by itself I saw this on guru3d

edit might have been another review but thats what it peeked at

This is total system power.

Even the GTX480 uses 300W alone.
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Ok well I have a 430w Antec Im going to be using the dual molex to 6pin for the GTX 460,Im curently using a 20pin to 24pin power adapter for the mother board. Im on a budget and besides this card I have only spent $160 on this computer I used a old case a old DVD drive and the antec was a pull from my dads old P4 computer
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Which Antec 430W?

I presume it's the EA430/430D you have there.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celcoid;11921606 
Ok well I have a 430w Antec Im going to be using the dual molex to 6pin for the GTX 460,Im curently using a 20pin to 24pin power adapter for the mother board. Im on a budget and besides this card I have only spent $160 on this computer I used a old case a old DVD drive and the antec was a pull from my dads old P4 computer

only $160 ?? So great price.
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I am sure you would be fine as I seem you only have one disk and a drive. Just dont push hawk too far, because it can be smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celcoid;11921460 
Well if you OC the hawk it uses 403w by itself I saw this on guru3d

edit might have been another review but thats what it peeked at

Probably from the wall, a 80% efficient PSU would mean something like 360W actually put through the PSU.

24A on the 12V rail would be under 300W for the PSU (depends on how the manufacturer rates the PSU relative to the power available on the 12V rail).
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