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600W enough for 460 SLI & i5 2500k?

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Hi all, I'm thinking of switching to intel and I wonder if my PSU would be sufficient enough to power these:

i5 2500k (may OC to 4.0 - 4.5Ghz)
2 x GTX 460 768MB (may OC to 850-900 core)
1 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 DVD burner
8GB RAM (stock 1600 9-9-9-24)

I personally think it's ok but it would push my PSU close to the limit. What do you think? smile.gif
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post #2 of 32
Easy breezy, no problems.

You'll pull a whopping 400-450w at the wall.
Edited by AyeYo - 1/12/11 at 12:57pm
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no
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It shouldn't be a problem wink.gif
    
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post #5 of 32
ummm it would be pushing it with that PSU, you should look into a higher quality 650 or 700watt. Not that you need 700watt, but if you are buying a new psu you might as well upgrade.
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If you're buying a high quality unit then you should be fine.
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post #7 of 32
An actual 600W unit would be fine... yours does 480W at 12V. You don't have a billion hard drives, so I think it'll still work, I just wouldn't go running Prime95 and Furmark on it at the same time. For gaming you should be fine.
tl;dr - it's a bit tight but it should work.
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No, that psu has only 40a on the 12v line, so more like a 520w psu which isn't enough.
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post #9 of 32
2 460s can easily draw up to 550 with an overlclock
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post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by taystew;11986357 
2 460s can easily draw up to 550 with an overlclock

The whole system maybe. Not the two cards by themselves, no. 300W, 350W at most of DC power drawn from the PSU, and that's in Furmark, which is not a real-world gaming load.
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