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Hello there, I am looking to purchase a new GPU. Looking at the GTX 460. This is my current PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027

I was wondering if this would be enough for the MSI GTX 460 or perhaps the MSI GTX 460 Hawk. If not, could you please recommend a good PSU for a cheap price.
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post #2 of 11
Your psu won't be enough for a gtx460, because it looks like some generic crap that wouldn't do more then 250w.

I recommend at least a Quality 450w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207012
Edited by Kasp1js - 4/8/11 at 12:14pm
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post #3 of 11
500w is skimming it close, as I believe 550w is the recommened wattage.

Cheaping out on a PSU is a bad idea. It could destroy all your other components which cost much more then a decent GPU.

Here is the PSU I am using. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-022-_-Product

It's not Phaedrus recommened but it works with my 1055t @4.0 ghz and my 6850 @ 850/1150 mhz (GPU/Memory Clock). Very good PSU overall in my opinion for it's price.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Singledigit View Post
Hello there, I am looking to purchase a new GPU. Looking at the GTX 460. This is my current PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027

I was wondering if this would be enough for the MSI GTX 460 or perhaps the MSI GTX 460 Hawk. If not, could you please recommend a good PSU for a cheap price.
I wouldn't trust anything with that PSU - especially not a nice rig with a GTX 460 in it.

Here are some on Newegg I recommend (sorted by price):

All of these are way better than the Apevia unit you currently have and will have no problem powering your system with the GTX 460 in it.
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post #5 of 11
You'll need 24A on the 12v and a good quality 450w at the very least,I'd try for a bit better to leave some head room if you can afford it.

@Kasp1js- Quick edit
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post #6 of 11
NVIDIA recommends a 450W power supply to power a system with one GTX 460 in it. This is referring to peak-rated power supplies, so therefore any good quality 380-450W power supply will be more than enough.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
$59.99 + $9.20 shipping[*]430W SeaSonic S12II for $72.99 + $10.18 shipping[/LIST]
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Both of those are well below the recomended 12v amp and watt,or do they perform better than stated?
Not having a go,just making sure for the OP incase it was a simple mistake.
If they can do it,well and good
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post #8 of 11
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ty all for the quick replies
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
NVIDIA recommends a 450W power supply to power a system with one GTX 460 in it. This is referring to peak-rated power supplies, so therefore any good quality 380-450W power supply will be more than enough.
Guess that answered my other post,good good
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post #10 of 11
These two are the best psu for u:
corsair tx 650 v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020
Antec true power new tp650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
if u like to go a bit cheaper u can go with antec high current gamer 520watt,but dont get a 400watt psu for gtx460,to keep your rig safe get a 500watt or above unit
Hope u like my recommendations.
Edited by Aniket - 4/8/11 at 12:29pm
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