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GTX460 and my 500W PSU?

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys,

I was planning to get this videocard:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6807947

But noticed it said
"Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement: 500 Watt"

Does this mean that it will use 500W, or my PSU needs to be at least 500W?

If it is the latter, would 500W handle a quadcore (Stock heatsink) with this videocard? (Also 2 harddrives if that really affects it)
post #2 of 6
Means that you need a 500W+ PSU, can do with less if it's a quality product.

you're fine.
 
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post #3 of 6
Yes, you will be fine. It won't really use 500W, it's just there to take all the crap PSU's out there into consideration.
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post #4 of 6
wat psu u have brand and wat model depends on that
crappy brand i wouldnt use it good brand go fo r it
post #5 of 6
If its a quality 500w psu, you should be fine. If not then you have to buy a new psu.
Now if you think that your psu is medicore and you dont want to buy a psu, i suggest that you dont oc.
I blew my 550w when i oced.
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post #6 of 6
Keep in mind those things are designed as overclockers and if you plan to do a lot of that it will increase the load on your PSU.
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