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Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W- is it enough?

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Hello ,

I own Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W power supply and i wondered if its enough to handle , core i5 2500k /2600k + gtx 460 or newer. will it be enough for overclock or i need to purchase new one?

Thanks.
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Yes it will be enough without a problem.Thing is if you think you may want to sli one day it may not be enough.But for 1 460 no problem.Also if you didn't know the p67 platform has been recalled by intel.
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Yes i know its been recalled ..... i will wait untill the new board will come out. but i'm planing to see what i will need to buy and what not! if i will roll out the PSU i will save my money for another thing. i already have GTX 260 but i wonder will it be enough !
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post #4 of 14
That 520 unit can pull 40a/480w on 12v so it should be fine as long as the GPU draws les than 230w, in gtx460, a 160w GPU is fine.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by zorg1983;12257741 
Hello ,

I own Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W power supply and i wondered if its enough to handle , core i5 2500k /2600k + gtx 460 or newer. will it be enough for overclock or i need to purchase new one?

Thanks.

Think about it this way,

Anything >600w at 80% efficiency, can usually only take one graphics card, for two, 650w+ is recommended.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Klinkey;12257922 
Think about it this way,

Anything >600w at 80% efficiency, can usually only take one graphics card, for two, 650w+ is recommended.

What does efficiency have to do with it?
post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom;12257890 
That 520 unit can pull 40a/480w on 12v so it should be fine as long as the GPU draws les than 230w, in gtx460, a 160w GPU is fine.


So i'm staying at the moment with my GTX 260 i can stay with it and also upgrade to 460.... cool biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 14
That PSU will handle any single GPU currently out so yes, you're fine. You'll be at <400w with a single GTX 460.
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post #9 of 14
I think it will struggle with a OC'd CPU and OC'd 460 well borderline anyway!
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by YerMother;12258112 
I think it will struggle with a OC'd CPU and OC'd 460 well borderline anyway!

Nah, no worries.
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