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No it doesn't. Your 570 needs a GENERIC JUNK 600w PSU. .
Umm thanks?

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The Corsair 450w PSU has more power than a junk 600w does.
Proof?
And do you think I could give a crap if it does or not?

Lol.

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Of course, I'm talking to somebody who has a mediocre 600w PSU anyway, so you clearly don't understand what a quality PSU is capable of.
I did alot of research for a good bargain PSU for my AM3 720 X3/5770/770-G45 AM3 build.
I migrated this PSU from that build.

This PSU has been great and powers my 2 drives and SLi GTX 570 wonderfully.
I am buying a Silent Pro Gold 1000W when I go SLi.
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
so what you are saying is... go for the a better card than the 550 and drop the psu till I am ready to sli?
In all honesty the 550 isn't well priced atm for the kind of performance it offers. I wouldn't consider buying one under any circumstances with the 460, 465, 6870 and in some cases even 470s all in the same price range.

If you want to keep with a budget card, all of the above are good choices. If you want more power, the 560/6950/570 etc are all excellent choices in the next price bracket.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 4/2/11 at 4:55pm
post #23 of 46
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What I'm saying is definitely buy the better card. You have absolutely NO reason to upgrade the PSU until you go dual GPU (crossfire or SLI). Your current PSU will handle just about any single GPU card on the market (I personally wouldn't trust a 480 and 580 on it, but anything else would be fine).

EDIT:
And obviously the dual GPU cards are out of the question. HD6990, GTX590, 5970, 4870x2, GTX295, etc....
I completely agree with this statement.
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This PSU has been great and powers my 2 drives and SLi GTX 570 wonderfully.
I am buying a Silent Pro Gold 1000W when I go SLi.
For what?? You can SLI 570s on a quality 750 watt...
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post #25 of 46
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Umm thanks?


Proof?
And do you think I could give a crap if it does or not?

Lol.


I did alot of research for a good bargain PSU for my AM3 720 X3/5770/770-G45 AM3 build.
I migrated this PSU from that build.

This PSU has been great and powers my 2 drives and SLi GTX 570 wonderfully.
I am buying a Silent Pro Gold 1000W when I go SLi.
This just proves your ignorance with PSU's further. SLI 570's will work fine off a quality 650w unit.

EDIT:
With your current LGA1366 machine, a quality 750w would be more than enough. I forget that the 1366 processors take a bit more power than the 1155 ones do.
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post #26 of 46
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Umm thanks?


Proof?
And do you think I could give a crap if it does or not?

Lol.


I did alot of research for a good bargain PSU for my AM3 720 X3/5770/770-G45 AM3 build.
I migrated this PSU from that build.

This PSU has been great and powers my 2 drives and SLi GTX 570 wonderfully.
I am buying a Silent Pro Gold 1000W when I go SLi.
Generic power supplies generally use lower end components and are overrated. There is no need to argue this fact further. What your system needs is nothing to do with the OP. Any single GPU sans a GTX480 will run comfortably on a 450 watt quality power supply that can hold it's rating, like the corsair 450 watt. Also hard drives and SSDs use hardly any power at at all. My Corsair HX650 in my server runs 12 hard drives (4 black 8 greens), with 300 watts of power from my killawatt. at boot it peaks at 700.

No need to discuss this further.
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For what?? You can SLI 570s on a quality 750 watt...
I plan on maybe going tri-sli in the distant future...not sure yet.
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post #28 of 46
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This just proves your ignorance with PSU's further. SLI 570's will work fine off a quality 650w unit.
It would work but that would be pushing it. I've talked to Phaedrus about SLIing my 470 on a 650TX and he said that's probably not a good idea and the 570 pulls more than a 470. I agree it could work but then overclocks would be the deciding factor.
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post #29 of 46
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Your current PSU will handle just about any single GPU card on the market.
Its not enough/your pushing it with a 6950, 6970, 570 and 580.

I know all about quality PSU's and its not that powerful.
Until I see otherwise anyways.
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Its not enough or your pushing it with a 6950, 6970, 570 and 580.

I know all about quality PSU's and its not that powerful.
Until I see otherwise anyways.
That power supply can push any of those except for the 580 and maybe the 480. Dual GPU cards like the 590 and 295 are obviously out of the question.

Proof Granted this is just GPU full load but there is still plenty of headroom and unless you run furmark and linX at the same time you won't pull anywhere near this much.
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 4/2/11 at 5:05pm
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