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Will a 650w power supply run a ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU OC?

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July 29, 2013 5:32:41 PM

i recently built my own computer but am not satisfied with the graphics card i bought so i decided to upgrade and get this one i was wondering if my computer can run it the specs are below
asus TUF sabertoothh 990fx r2.0 socket am3+
x8 fx-8350 eightcore processor
8gigs of ram
650w supply
this is my power supply http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...
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July 29, 2013 5:35:22 PM

Yes.
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a c 923 Ĉ ASUS
a c 203 U Graphics card
July 29, 2013 5:36:00 PM

Yes should be good, even if it's not a top tier PSU...What brand/model?
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July 29, 2013 5:39:23 PM

The general RULE OF THUMB is that if it has the proper connections for the 6-pin/8-pin graphics card or cards it will be adequate.

650W is exactly what I would recommend.

You can get by with less (as little as 450W in some cases with a quality PSU), and many might recommend 550W, but I recommend 650W as there are good reasons to have a little more power such as longevity, voltage stability and fan noise (most fans in PSU's stay low until 50% load then ramp up, so I always pick a PSU that is 2x my maximum load Wattage).

Always pick QUALITY in a PSU. If unsure, you can look at Customer Reviews as I can't recommend any company absolutely. Seasonic, Corsair and Antec among others are good but even they have some issues such as the Corsair Builder Series which are cheap but also have some reliability issues causing failures.

Here's FOUR different PSU's to investigate further:
1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My first choice would be the Rosewill which is modular, my second choice is the Corsair. The FSP doesn't have enough reviews (here at least) and the Cooler Master though cheapest, also has the highest failure rate.
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a c 126 ) Power supply
a c 923 Ĉ ASUS
a c 203 U Graphics card
July 29, 2013 5:46:06 PM

Need to look at the individual card, don't guess, there's a number of low end PSUs that have PCI-E connectors that can't begin to run many of today's cards
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July 29, 2013 6:21:16 PM

photonboy said:
The general RULE OF THUMB is that if it has the proper connections for the 6-pin/8-pin graphics card or cards it will be adequate.

650W is exactly what I would recommend.

You can get by with less (as little as 450W in some cases with a quality PSU), and many might recommend 550W, but I recommend 650W as there are good reasons to have a little more power such as longevity, voltage stability and fan noise (most fans in PSU's stay low until 50% load then ramp up, so I always pick a PSU that is 2x my maximum load Wattage).

Always pick QUALITY in a PSU. If unsure, you can look at Customer Reviews as I can't recommend any company absolutely. Seasonic, Corsair and Antec among others are good but even they have some issues such as the Corsair Builder Series which are cheap but also have some reliability issues causing failures.

Here's FOUR different PSU's to investigate further:
1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My first choice would be the Rosewill which is modular, my second choice is the Corsair. The FSP doesn't have enough reviews (here at least) and the Cooler Master though cheapest, also has the highest failure rate.


yeah i have the corsair u linked you think that would be good for it ? and if u have any suggestions for better graphics cards in that price range which is 280 then feel free to post
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a c 126 ) Power supply
a c 923 Ĉ ASUS
a c 203 U Graphics card
July 29, 2013 6:41:30 PM

Yes the Corsair is fine
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