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I have a 6 year old 750 watt PSU, will it work with a new GTX 2GB 760, 30A to the 12V rail?

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September 16, 2013 7:20:02 PM

The EVGA card says it needs a minimum of 30A on the 12V rail, but I am not sure how to figure that. My PSU has 4 12V rails at 18A each. Here is a link to my PSU

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

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September 16, 2013 7:30:47 PM

I wouldn't risk it. Old/crappy quality built PSU's can ruin new/perfect working computer components.
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September 17, 2013 1:32:46 AM

I think you might be alright personally. You definitely have enough amperage. Just make sure you clean out the dust from it. Silverstone makes good units as far as I know.

But its all up to you.
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September 17, 2013 2:17:41 PM

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Deemo13 said:
I think you might be alright personally. You definitely have enough amperage. Just make sure you clean out the dust from it. Silverstone makes good units as far as I know.

But its all up to you.


It is possible to ruin your components with a crappy psu. This is a fact. There is a certain risk %. What that % is, I don't know. If op wants to risk it......... go ahead. But I would not.
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September 17, 2013 2:31:44 PM

1. Silverstone makes great psus.
2. The 30amp req is for the whole system and it is meant for crappy psus. (which wont output anywhere near what it says on the label, GTX 760 maxes out at 160W (or 170W for highly overclocked versions) http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_760_HAWK/24....
3. ??
4. Go for it!

There's no way the psu has lost over 50% of its capacity in just 6 years...
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 17, 2013 5:15:48 PM

ameek said:
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Deemo13 said:
I think you might be alright personally. You definitely have enough amperage. Just make sure you clean out the dust from it. Silverstone makes good units as far as I know.

But its all up to you.


It is possible to ruin your components with a crappy psu. This is a fact. There is a certain risk %. What that % is, I don't know. If op wants to risk it......... go ahead. But I would not.


Except for the part where Silverstone makes good power supplies. The power supply would be alright.
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