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I added the links to EVGA Nvidia cards and then cross referenced the Nvidia website where those reccomended requirements are listed for each card.

Keep in mind the PSU calculators should be used with determinations when trying to choose which PSU is best for each individuals system when choosing an Nvidia card regardless of manufacturer.

This is a guide to help those newer to all this when choosing a PSU for themselves that do a "forum search" for recommendations.
     
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The box for my Asus 560 lists 550W with 38A req.
Curious, over clocked over voltage GPU?
     
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Curious, over clocked over voltage GPU?
Neither. Its 830 core with .987v stock. I was surprised to see that on the box too because everywhere else says 500w.
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Orly? Running a heavily OC'd 470 w/ a 500w.
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Sadly, a 400-500w PSU is more than plenty for any card listed. Bad list is bad.

Also, there's already a sticky in this very section for recommended PSU's. All a new member has to do is ask what size PSU they need for their rig, and go look at that list to pick a good one.
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Sadly, a 400-500w PSU is more than plenty for any card listed. Bad list is bad.

Also, there's already a sticky in this very section for recommended PSU's. All a new member has to do is ask what size PSU they need for their rig, and go look at that list to pick a good one.
Here I thought I was helping. Can you please show us the link to this sticky would be helpful? The link will also be great to reference to that thread as well. Since I did not find it someone else might not either.

I figured the info directly from Nvidia would be helpful as it's only recommended not actual min requirement. The PSU calculators also a great reference tool as well as learning.
     
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Ive got a question about this.
i got a Thoughtpower 700W with 4 12v rails with 18 Amps each.
Im worried since i read that If you using combined raim amps, your system might be unstable. Is it true i need 1 12v rail with the whole amps? and if so, why does the GTX 560 come with 2 6 pin connectors instead of 1 8 pin for high amps?.

I hope u can asnwer this
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um.. no grahpics card uses more then 300Watts!!! lol

the recommend requirement is for the whole system
There is one graphics card that uses more than 300 Watts as far as I know, the nVidia GeForce GTX 590. It's stated on their website that the maximum graphics card power is 365 Watts. http://www.geforce.com/#/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-590
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GTX 590 Quad SLi requires a 84236750W PSU
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GTX 590 Quad SLi requires a 84236750W PSU
It will run off a 750 watt.

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