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post #11 of 15
A 580 does NOT eat 440 watts. Assuming your not overclocking to the sky, power consumption will be closer to the 6970.
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A GOOD 550W PSU will handle a GTX580 without any issue whatsoever (assuming the 12V rail provides most of the rated power and you don't have 20 HDDs or something ludicrous like that).
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Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
Maybe a 6970 but a 550w PSU can't handle a 580. The power consumption for a 580 is around 440ish during full load. Then you need to count how many hard drive, fans, and CPU consume. Therefore, 550w is not going to cut it for a 580. The 6970 full load is around 250-300w so maybe 550w is enough but again that's a close call and I wouldn't risk it. 6950/560 is the best option for 550w.
Its only around 360W full load.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...x-580-review/8
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post #14 of 15
Yea, I think I read it wrong. Sorry

Techreport had it at 380 and Guru had it around 400

http://techreport.com/articles.x/19934/5

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4008/n...rce-gtx-580/17
Edited by DaRookie - 3/26/11 at 12:51am
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Thread Starter 
Ok thanks!
Also wich card is better 470 560 or 6950?
And Thanks for all!
your very helpfull.
im not going to OC gpu.
only my cpu is OCed.
and i have 2 HDDs one is 160 GB other one is Spinpoint F3 1TB.
Soon i will be using only the spinpoint.
Edited by ProRules - 3/26/11 at 1:33am
    
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