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GTX 560 with a Seasonic 520W?

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I am interested in getting a serious video card/ a nice display in a few months, and I'm wondering if my 520w seasonic power supply could handle a GTX 560. I know it has some serious amps on the 12V rail, I'm fairly sure 40 amps. The PSU has done a great job with my 5770, but I realize a GTX 560 is a whole new beast.

Can it manage?
    
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I THINK you might be pushing it with that OC.
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post #3 of 6
ya it will be plenty....
i have used 2 gtx 460's on my psu so urs with one gtx 560 should be fine......
fyi gtx 560 are 10 watt more in terms of tdp when compared to gtx 460 so not much difference......
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You do realize that that is NOT my 24/7 OC, right? I run it at 4.4 for 24/7, on 1.36-9 volts.
    
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post #5 of 6
even with 24/7 4.4 ghz u will be fine.....
and btw nice chip u got there reaching 5ghz on air....
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My power meter says up to ~400W being drawn from the outlet with my GTX 560 Ti running looped 3DMark11 at 1000/2000/1100 (core/shader/memory) @ 1.1V. You should be fine unless your i7 consumes a _lot_ of power, or unless you really really want to use Furmark for whatever reason.
Edited by jenesuispasbavard - 1/29/11 at 1:57pm
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