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Can i run a gtx 780 with a corsair cx500m?

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March 27, 2014 7:30:09 PM

I want to upgrade my gpu to an asus gtx780 direct cu2 oc without having to upgrade my power supply for now.

My system:
intel i5-4430
16gb corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz memory
250gb samsung 840 evo,
asus maximus vi formula motherboard

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March 27, 2014 7:34:37 PM

A GeForce GTX 780 needs at least 42 amps on the 12v rail and a 550 to 600 watt power supply.

The CX500 only has 38 amps on the 12v rail and isn't sufficient to power a 780.


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March 27, 2014 8:58:09 PM

If i wanted to upgrade to 2-way sli will a 750 watts be neough or should i go with 800?
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March 28, 2014 5:34:03 AM

850W would be ideal.
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