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Can my PSU handle the Graphic Card

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 6, 2014 4:45:39 AM


I know that will sound annoying for you guys because it probably have already been answered several times, but i'd like to know if my PSU can handle the Graphics Card I'm planning to get.

Graphic Card:


I know it's a bit risky, because IF the PSU can handle it, it'll work almost at it's limits.

But my doubt is about the +12V rails, on EVGA's website we can see that they recommend a PSU with a minimum 30Amps on the +12V rail.

But my power supply, provides a 20Amps on the +12V rail, but for this case we have 2 +12V rails.

My principal question is, can my PSU handle this graphic card, or it's better for me to buy a new one with a single +12V rail.

I've already read several explanations about this matter, but yet it is not clear for me.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Sorry for any spelling mistakes.

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a c 121 U Graphics card
March 6, 2014 5:26:32 AM

veladem is suggesting a psu that is seasonic made and better quality than the cx series from corsair. from corsair, a tx model would be a good starting point in terms of quality. the specific cooller master isnt a quality product. if you are on a tight budget this is a fairly good option also if you have(money) this is great, with even better efficiancy than the xfx
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March 6, 2014 4:27:33 PM

Yeah the XFX veladem posted has a 5 yr manufacturers parts & labor warranty...

Also the CX is a tier 3 while XFX and seasonic ony make tier 1 and tier 2 psus