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Can i run a gtx 780 with a corsair cx500m?

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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    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.


    Here's a high quality SEASONIC ata great price.

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    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
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  2. If i wanted to upgrade to 2-way sli will a 750 watts be neough or should i go with 800?
  3. 850W would be ideal.
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