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I recently bought a new GeForce GTX 780 FTW Graphics Card and I am worrying about my wattage.

I have a Bronze 750 watt PSU.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=419877&Sku=T925-3083

Here is the GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130951

And lastly, the CPU is Intel Core i5-2500 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXI0/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm assuming that these hardware 2 hardware parts use up the most wattage and If I am mistaken, please ask me to post more components.
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  1. the 750 unit is fine. as long as the parts in the power supply are of good quality and good 750 will run one high end gpu.
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    Well, as far as wattage is concerned you are fine. However, as far as quality of PSU, you are not. The quality tiered list I generally go by has that PSU listed as the worst quality. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx You have a nice setup, I would replace that PSU ASAP! Right now isn't a great time for deals, but for 80 dollars you can get one that I would trust with that system: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive750 Ideally you could find a better price when better sales are going on, but honestly, you need to replace that PSU now.

    I literally just finished working on a friends Pc that had a crap Psu installed. It made a zzzt, pop noise and fried the Psu. Luckily her other parts are fine(with the possible exception of the video card) and I got it booted up with a spare 300w Psu i had laying around running off on-board video from the motherboard. When bad psu's go, they can take your system with it. Burning out the motherboard, cpu, ram and video card.
  3. I had no idea my PSU was that bad. Damn. Well thank you, my next purchase will be a new one of those. As for my question about the 780 GTX, thank you very much. :D
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