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March 4, 2014 6:57:29 PM

Wut up everybody. Noob in need of some schoolin' here.

So my old GPU is pushing daisy's (R.I.P) and i'm in the market for a new one. My question is will my current P.S.U handle the Video Card i have in mind. Here's what i have in mind as far as the G.P.U...

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

My current Hardware:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77 Pro

PSU: Corsair GS500

+ 2 displays and 2 hard-drives

( Entire System hooked up into Battery Backup System)

Video Card asks for a minimum of 500 watts
and 30amps on a 12v rail.

Current P.S.U supplies 39amps on 12v rail.

but will it handle new Graphics Card including the rest of my devices.

would greatly appreciate knowledgeable inputs.

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March 4, 2014 7:01:21 PM

sorry... Correction

G.P.U asks for 30amps on 12v rail.
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a c 305 U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 7:05:21 PM

The 550w accounts for all pc parts so yes you should be more than fine.
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a c 81 U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 7:06:28 PM

your current psu should be fine :) 
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March 4, 2014 7:21:58 PM

thanks. just want to make sure. 500 watts is the minimum the G.P.U is asking for. My P.S.U only supplies the minimum. 500 watts. I only use my machine for work (3d related) and not so much gaming). just trying to avoid overheating and overall catastrophe .
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a c 81 U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 7:26:46 PM

the card wants a high psu than it needs, to make sure you dont have problems. 500watts is fine, you could probly get away with 400 if you wanted. and also make sure your psu always has enough amps too ;) 
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March 4, 2014 7:29:45 PM

so in other words (dummy terms) i should be good right?
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a c 81 U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 7:51:34 PM

yes.
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March 4, 2014 7:58:01 PM

Nice.....thanks bra.
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a c 81 U Graphics card
March 4, 2014 8:11:47 PM

np :) 
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