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With my current rig setup in my sig...

If I were to change my ATI 6870 to a GTX 580, would my 700W PSU be okay?

It has 1 12V rail @ 50 Amps
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It would power the card just fine
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post #3 of 44
700W is plenty fine to oc it as well.
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
700W is plenty fine to oc it as well.
And with my current CPU OC as well?
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Yes although Coolermaster is not what I would consider a good power supply brand, it will be sufficient for a single GTX580.
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Quote:
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Yes although Coolermaster is not what I would consider a good power supply brand, it will be sufficient for a single GTX580.
Okay thanks, I shall get one of these soon !!!
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When I get it, is it adviseable to replace the TiM on the gpu? The stock Tim is always overflowing off the edges on the gpu etc...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
When I get it, is it adviseable to replace the TiM on the gpu? The stock Tim is always overflowing off the edges on the gpu etc...
as long as you get a card to where that doesn't void the warranty and you know what you are doing
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post #9 of 44
I have CM Real Power M620 (620W,3x 19A rails,43A combined) and I just upgraded to GTX480 so I was asking the same thing..

But My PSU is even weaker than yours and still holds this GTX480 OC'd @ 830/1025 w/ 1063mV and my Q9550 @ 3.9GHz just fine..

I have trown everything on it from Furmark 20min Extreme mode test to Crysis benchmark 60 runs..

So yes your PSU would be fine as it's a single rail around 50A and your GTX580 uses even less power than my GTX480..

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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...mhdmi-dl-dvi-i

What do you think about this one? Or should I get a different brand?
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