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Can my PSU handle a new GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB?

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June 12, 2013 4:15:50 AM

Hi all,

I have been recently thinking over and looking at possible models to upgrade to from my lame GT 610. I'm planning on using this new GPU for mid-high end gaming and mostly playing Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls Online, at least for the near future.

I have been looking at this model (Asus 2GB GDDR5 GTX 650 Ti Boost) of GPU and was wondering whether my Xigmatek 400W PSU can handle it.

If not, it would be very helpful if anyone could suggest a potential upgrade that is cheap and reliable, and just covers the power requirements of this GPU, since I won't be upgrading for a long time after this.

Thanks in advance for any answers.
June 12, 2013 4:23:10 AM

Theoretically, yes, it can support it. It has enough PCIe connectors to do so. But its from Xigmatek, and I wouldn't trust my system with it being under load during gaming, especially with only a 400W power supply.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

This is a solid power supply, will last quite a long time, and has enough connectors and wattage. Wattage isn't nearly as important as Amps on the 12V rail, but as long as you buy from trustworthy buyers (Seasonic, Corsair, Enermax, Silverstone, Antec, XFX, and a few more), you'll mostly be fine in that department.
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June 12, 2013 4:26:05 AM

Look for CX500 or CX600, or find PSU at least with Bronze rating, i recommend CX600, this PSU is best bang for buck, you never find cheap yet quality like this PSU, plus you have room for one more 650 ti boost for your system when you need it.
Agreed with the brand name state by JJ1217, have been very good at a long time ago.
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June 12, 2013 4:32:55 AM

callumquick said:
Hi all,

I have been recently thinking over and looking at possible models to upgrade to from my lame GT 610. I'm planning on using this new GPU for mid-high end gaming and mostly playing Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls Online, at least for the near future.

I have been looking at this model (Asus 2GB GDDR5 GTX 650 Ti Boost) of GPU and was wondering whether my Xigmatek 400W PSU can handle it.

If not, it would be very helpful if anyone could suggest a potential upgrade that is cheap and reliable, and just covers the power requirements of this GPU, since I won't be upgrading for a long time after this.

Thanks in advance for any answers.


You haven't told us what other components your system consists of, so nobody can answer your question. If you have a 65w or less cpu, then yeah you'll be fine, if you have a 125w cpu, then no I wouldn't trust it, especially a cheap inneficient cpu like that one.

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June 12, 2013 4:33:30 AM

Well it might be okay depending on your other parts. A quality PSU from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PCP&C, or XFX of at least 400w w/1 x 6 pin PCI-e power connector is all that you need. I'm not sure if that PSU is the best option, but it might be okay (depending on your other parts). For long term use and upgrade ability, I would recommend at least a 500w PSU from the aforementioned manufacturers.

$60 - $20 MIRc = $40!
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or for a PSU that should last you quite a bit longer and can handle any single GPU out on the marktet:

$65 - $10 MIR = $55!
XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

$70 - $12 Promo code (EMCXPXN55 ends 6/13) - $20 MIRc = $38!!
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I prefer to have/recommend 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU's, but in a budget pinched situation an 80 PLUS PSU will do. I just look for at least a 3 yr. warranty with it too and 1-2 x PCI-e power connectors for GPU's.
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June 12, 2013 4:53:56 AM

Yups u need a better PSU for this GPU like as corsair cx 500.
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