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Will a gtx 770 run on a Cooler master GX 450w?

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July 18, 2013 7:42:47 AM

Hello, i've been looking around for a while on the internet trying to find a new graphics card, and the gtx 770 just came out and I thought it would be nice to buy it ^.^. But there is one problem tho, will it run on a gx 450w PSU?

Here are my specs:

PSU: Cooler Master GX-450w
MoBo: MSI MS-7641
CPU: AMD-FX 6100 @ stock speed 3,3 Ghz and 3,6 ghz boost (not planning OC)
GPU: ASUS GTX-550 Ti
RAM: 8 gigs corsair DDR3 1333mhz I believe, not sure

Here are the specs for the GPU:
http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/...

Thank you for reading

-Stijn

*Note - Not planning any overclock on the GPU
July 18, 2013 7:45:43 AM

Definitely not. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the 770 requires at least a 600W PSU. Further, it is recommended to have 42A on a +12V rail.

Edit: that PSU has 35A on the +12V rail
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July 18, 2013 7:49:16 AM

i wouldn't risk it, get a 550-600W one from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX
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July 18, 2013 7:51:59 AM

Would you like me to recommend PSU compatible with that GPU?

You're going to have trouble finding a high-end GPU compatible with that CM PSU because it doesn't have the PCIe connectors that the 760 or 770 require. You would have to use an adaptor. And frankly, I wouldn't feel comfortable using a $5 adaptor for a 300W $400 piece of equipment.
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July 18, 2013 7:52:46 AM

jinayhvora said:
i wouldn't risk it, get a 550-600W one from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX


Okay, thanks for the fast reply ^^, if you have any links to a good cpu (was going around 50-70 euro's/ 60-110 dollar)
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July 18, 2013 7:56:58 AM

stijniman said:
jinayhvora said:
i wouldn't risk it, get a 550-600W one from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX


Okay, thanks for the fast reply ^^, if you have any links to a good cpu (was going around 50-70 euro's/ 60-110 dollar)


Hope you mean PSU, if you mean that get a CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2013 8:00:17 AM

Michael-CCH said:
stijniman said:
jinayhvora said:
i wouldn't risk it, get a 550-600W one from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX


Okay, thanks for the fast reply ^^, if you have any links to a good cpu (was going around 50-70 euro's/ 60-110 dollar)


Hope you mean PSU, if you mean that get a CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i would go for the M version of that one
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July 18, 2013 8:00:39 AM

What about a Geforce 670? It's surprisingly frugal with power, only needs 30 amps so should work fine.
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July 18, 2013 8:19:47 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin


Get the 770 and get this to run it ^

Made by Seasonic = #1 in QUALITY and RELIABILITY.

$64.99
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July 18, 2013 8:22:43 AM

gopher1369 said:
What about a Geforce 670? It's surprisingly frugal with power, only needs 30 amps so should work fine.


His PSU doesn't have the required PCIe connectors. 670 needs 2 6-pin. His PSU has 1 x 6+2-Pin. He would need an adaptor since his PSU is not modular.
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July 18, 2013 8:25:34 AM

Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when you open a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that.Thanks for posting on the forum.
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July 18, 2013 8:26:16 AM

drewhoo said:
gopher1369 said:
What about a Geforce 670? It's surprisingly frugal with power, only needs 30 amps so should work fine.


His PSU doesn't have the required PCIe connectors. 670 needs 2 6-pin. His PSU has 1 x 6+2-Pin. He would need an adaptor since his PSU is not modular.

That was my first thought. Whatever PSU the OP goes with, he'll need 1x6-pin and 1x8-pin to power a 770.

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July 18, 2013 11:33:21 AM

Michael-CCH said:
stijniman said:
jinayhvora said:
i wouldn't risk it, get a 550-600W one from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX


Okay, thanks for the fast reply ^^, if you have any links to a good cpu (was going around 50-70 euro's/ 60-110 dollar)


Hope you mean PSU, if you mean that get a CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


hahahaa sorrym I was a but sleepy ^^
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July 18, 2013 11:52:55 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin


Get the 770 and get this to run it ^

Made by Seasonic = #1 in QUALITY and RELIABILITY.

$64.99


Thank you my friend! I will have a look at that!
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July 18, 2013 12:18:07 PM

Sweet deal on a quality unit!
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July 22, 2013 6:19:14 AM

drewhoo said:
gopher1369 said:
What about a Geforce 670? It's surprisingly frugal with power, only needs 30 amps so should work fine.


His PSU doesn't have the required PCIe connectors. 670 needs 2 6-pin. His PSU has 1 x 6+2-Pin. He would need an adaptor since his PSU is not modular.



Exactly, that's my point, a PCIe power adaptor is, what, about £2 on Ebay? Far, far cheaper than buying a whole new power supply.


Edit: looking at UK prices a Geforce 670 is around £280.

A Geforce 770 + power supply is more like £400.

I know which one I'd go for!
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August 9, 2013 5:02:40 AM

gopher1369 said:
drewhoo said:
gopher1369 said:
What about a Geforce 670? It's surprisingly frugal with power, only needs 30 amps so should work fine.


His PSU doesn't have the required PCIe connectors. 670 needs 2 6-pin. His PSU has 1 x 6+2-Pin. He would need an adaptor since his PSU is not modular.



Exactly, that's my point, a PCIe power adaptor is, what, about £2 on Ebay? Far, far cheaper than buying a whole new power supply.


Edit: looking at UK prices a Geforce 670 is around £280.

A Geforce 770 + power supply is more like £400.

I know which one I'd go for!


hmmm is it smart to run a 2 pounds adaptor on a 280 pounds gpu?
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August 9, 2013 5:31:19 AM

stijniman said:
hmmm is it smart to run a 2 pounds adaptor on a 280 pounds gpu?


I don't really understand your point, it's just 2 inches of copper electrical wire, how much should it cost?

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August 9, 2013 5:43:01 AM

gopher1369 said:
stijniman said:
hmmm is it smart to run a 2 pounds adaptor on a 280 pounds gpu?


I don't really understand your point, it's just 2 inches of copper electrical wire, how much should it cost?



Well, IF it breaks, what are the risks? I mean, its 2 pounds

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August 9, 2013 6:24:23 AM

Break? It's just a wire, there is nothing to break:

http://www.systemagnostic.com/wp-uploads/2013/01/molex_pci-e.jpg

Let's say you somehow managed to cut the wire in 2 with scissors or a knife or something somehow, then the graphics card doesn't get any power and doesn't turn on, you get a black screen on your monitor. You then go and buy another cable and it all works again.

But, you know, it's literally just a piece of copper wire that goes froms a 4 pin connector at one end into a 6 pin connector at the other.
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