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cooler master extreme power plus 600w for asus exgtx 570 dc2 1280 mhz ?

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March 16, 2013 5:36:40 PM

hi,
i am planning to buy a new graphics card Asus ENGTX 570 dc2 1280 Mhz. And i am already having a power supply- cooler master extreme power plus 600w.
i want to know whether my psu can safely handles the graphics card.
my cpu config is:
processsor- intel i5 2400(3.1 Ghz)
Mobo- Intel Dh67cl.
I am on strict budget. :( 
Please reply soon...

thanks.
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March 16, 2013 5:54:02 PM

It should be sufficient, but I wouldn't make a guarantee for that line of Cooler Master PSUs at that wattage. The GTX 570 is a pretty power-hungry card and those PSUs are known to not be high quality IIRC. Cooler Master is also known for lying about the power delivery of their PSUs.
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March 16, 2013 6:16:09 PM

blazorthon said:
It should be sufficient, but I wouldn't make a guarantee for that line of Cooler Master PSUs at that wattage. The GTX 570 is a pretty power-hungry card and those PSUs are known to not be high quality IIRC. Cooler Master is also known for lying about the power delivery of their PSUs.


^ This is correct. That is one of those "liar" models and it is in reality barely a 450w power supply.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

No way I would try to run a GTX 570 on it. Get a decent model from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. You need a recommended 550w power supply for a system with a GTX 570.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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March 16, 2013 9:44:29 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 570 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W (RS-600-PCAR-E3), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 35 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is insufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 570 graphics card.
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March 17, 2013 4:40:51 AM

Thanks to all for the replies. But as i said i am on a strict budget. This card Engtx570 is the replacement for my previous card asus engtx 560ti which my power supply ran safely. I will definately change the power supply but for time can i run gtx 570 and what will get damage in the worst situation by the power supply. :( 
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March 17, 2013 6:13:12 AM

Rocketman_008 said:
Thanks to all for the replies. But as i said i am on a strict budget. This card Engtx570 is the replacement for my previous card asus engtx 560ti which my power supply ran safely. I will definately change the power supply but for time can i run gtx 570 and what will get damage in the worst situation by the power supply. :( 


As we have all told you your power supply is not enough for a GTX 570. The worst that could happen is the power supply blows up and takes your video card and motherboard with it. Read the review I posted of it above.
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March 17, 2013 10:09:56 AM

The switching transistor in the power supply unit will burn out.

You may also experience system instability due to that power supply's poor voltage regulation.

When the power supply self-destructs you may end up with damage to any attached devices like graphics card, motherboard, CPU, optical or hard disk drive controller board circuitry, ..., etc.
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March 17, 2013 11:03:20 AM

An actual PSU explosion is rare, but I can't deny the possibility of it. Failing less spectacularly/dangerously is much more likely and taking other hardware such as the graphics card, motherboard, and CPU with it is also still likely. Storage drives also get taken down on occasion, especially in older systems. It's probably also possible that other hardware such as USB devices and more can be taken out, but I've yet to see that happen myself.

Honestly, why are you trying to buy an old, power hungry graphics card? Something such as a Radeon 7850 or a GTX 660 will offer similar if not better performance while consuming much less power to the point where they should be safe on your PSU at least for a few months to get a new PSU.
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March 17, 2013 11:39:41 AM

Please suggest the best option :
1. Change the psu and get better one of atleast 750 watt and get gtx 570.

2. Change the graphics card and get GTX 660ti and retain the psu. I suppose me psu can run GTX 660ti. Isnt it?
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March 17, 2013 11:47:07 AM

blazorthon said:
An actual PSU explosion is rare, but I can't deny the possibility of it. Failing less spectacularly/dangerously is much more likely and taking other hardware such as the graphics card, motherboard, and CPU with it is also still likely. Storage drives also get taken down on occasion, especially in older systems. It's probably also possible that other hardware such as USB devices and more can be taken out, but I've yet to see that happen myself.

Honestly, why are you trying to buy an old, power hungry graphics card? Something such as a Radeon 7850 or a GTX 660 will offer similar if not better performance while consuming much less power to the point where they should be safe on your PSU at least for a few months to get a new PSU.

Actually my previous card GTX 560ti was under warranty and as a replacement i am getting gtx 570 as they are saying that gtx 560ti is discontinued. I was also offered gtx 660ti but with some extra cash.

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March 17, 2013 11:51:26 AM

I wouldn't try a 660 Ti, just a regular 660.

The wattage is not the issue. The issue is that your PSU lies about its power delivery. Even a decent 550W such as an XFX ProSeries 550W would be plenty for more than a GTX 570 despite having a lower wattage rating than your current PSU that couldn't handle a GTX 570.

If you don't want to change your PSU and you want a Nvidia graphics upgrade, then my recommendation is the GTX 660. Not the GTX 660 Ti. The 660 Ti consumes a lot more power than the 660.

If you don't mind changing your PSU, then I'd recommend something such as the XFX ProSeries 550W. It's an excellent quality PSU with good efficiency and great reliability along with enough power delivery for even cards such as a GTX 480 or GTX 690.

EDIT: The GTX 660 Ti is a better card than the GTX 570. If they offered it plus cash instead of the 570, then I recommend that you don't skip out on that offer. You can use the cash to help pay for a new PSU.

Here's a link:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

$70 ($60 after MIR) can get the XFX Proseries P1-550S-XXB9.
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March 17, 2013 12:02:55 PM

blazorthon said:
I wouldn't try a 660 Ti, just a regular 660.

The wattage is not the issue. The issue is that your PSU lies about its power delivery. Even a decent 550W such as an XFX ProSeries 550W would be plenty for more than a GTX 570 despite having a lower wattage rating than your current PSU that couldn't handle a GTX 570.

If you don't want to change your PSU and you want a Nvidia graphics upgrade, then my recommendation is the GTX 660. Not the GTX 660 Ti. The 660 Ti consumes a lot more power than the 660.

If you don't mind changing your PSU, then I'd recommend something such as the XFX ProSeries 550W. It's an excellent quality PSU with good efficiency and great reliability along with enough power delivery for even cards such as a GTX 480 or GTX 690.

EDIT: The GTX 660 Ti is a better card than the GTX 570. If they offered it plus cash instead of the 570, then I recommend that you don't skip out on that offer. You can use the cash to help pay for a new PSU.

Here's a link:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

$70 ($60 after MIR) can get the XFX Proseries P1-550S-XXB9.

Sorry, you get me wrong i mean to say that for gtx 660ti i have to pay them extra money about $132

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March 17, 2013 12:10:05 PM

Oh... Well, the GTX 660 Ti is not that much better, so I wouldn't bother with it at such a steep cost. The GTX 570 is still a decent card if you have a PSU such as the XFX Proseries 550W mentioned above that can power it safely.

Was the GTX 660 offered as an alternative without a big price jump?
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March 17, 2013 12:19:19 PM

blazorthon said:
Oh... Well, the GTX 660 Ti is not that much better, so I wouldn't bother with it at such a steep cost. The GTX 570 is still a decent card if you have a PSU such as the XFX Proseries 550W mentioned above that can power it safely.

Was the GTX 660 offered as an alternative without a big price jump?


No they offered GTX 570 with no extra money to pay and GTX 660ti with $132.

As you said that gtx 660ti is not a big difference in terms of performance, that is why i was also confused about the two options.

Is corsair or cooler master gx series is okay.
As i live in India, i have to worry about the service center also..
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