I'm thinking about replacing my old video card, ati 5770 with MSI GeForce GTX 660 to get most out of my pc.
My plan is to chill with this build maybe 2 years more and after that replace psu, cpu, and motherboard.
So, the question is, Can my old antec earthwatt 500W handle my current pc (-5770 obviously) + gtx 660 ?
The recommendation is "Geforce GTX 660 - 24A and a 450W PSU minimum" but after what i have read on the interwebs (random forums etc), I became unsure and wanted to ask you guys.
Thank you for helping.
Hi - Yes you are fine - there are 4 diff model #'s of the EA 500 - but they all have between 34 & 37amps
(the 500D Green actualy has 41 +12v amps) on the +12v rail(s), your sys does need the 24a you read about,
so you have enough to OC if you wish.