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is 500w psu enough for gtx 760 ?!

iam buidling a new pc
i will get zalman z3 plus + 500w psu
so i don't know if this psu will work fine with gtx 760 oc
iam also getting i5-4690 84w
and the z3 plus has alot of fans
so i mean the pc will take alot of energy
and i just don't know if tis psu will do the job :) thx
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  1. What PSU are you getting? If it's a great quality and well build 500w you will be fine. If it's some cheap piece of junk then it's probably not a good idea. You machine will probably be using somewhere near 300-325 watts or so (maybe a little less) and some cheap 500's aren't even rated to push that out on their 12v lines because of their design.
  2. 500 should be fine, check that it has 30 or more AMPs on the 12 volt rail ;)
  3. GTX 760 requires 30 Amps on the 12v rail & a 500W PSU minimum

    XFX TS 550W : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550gts3x
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    500 should be fine, check that it has 30 or more AMPs on the 12 volt rail ;)


    Just as an FYI for the OP... 30 amps on 12 volts is 360 watts.
  5. If you are in the US, XFX TS 550 $27 after $25 rebate. The rebate takes forever though I have been waiting for 6 weeks.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=125449&CatId=5431
  6. iam from egypt i don't have much choices :D
    that is the psu comming with the case :

    ZALMAN ZM500-LE 500W PSU
    i can't understand any thing :D ? can any one go to their site below and tell me if it will do good ? thx

    http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=648
  7. i still can get
    Corsair VS Series VS550M 550w PSU
    is it good ?! and will it do the job !?
  8. Best answer
    Yes it's not the best , but will power your system with the card.

    It has 42 amps on the 12v rail which is plenty.
  9. This website will let you plug in basically your entire build and tell you how much power you need minimum:

    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes it's not the best , but will power your system with the card.

    It has 42 amps on the 12v rail which is plenty.


    which psu do u mean ?! the coming with the case
    or the 550w one ?!
  11. VS550M 550w
  12. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    VS550M 550w


    what about the one coming with the case ?!
    will it work good !? zalman zm500 le
  13. Use the Corsair , included supplies are poor quality.
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Use the Corsair , included supplies are poor quality.


    will the zalman work ?!
    if i will use corsair i will have to buy a case without a psu (we don't have any case + more than 500w in egypt)
    so the case with the psu is much cheaper i still can get cooler master k380+ extreme power plus 500w psu
    which case + psu is better !?
  15. boodyhegab said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Use the Corsair , included supplies are poor quality.


    will the zalman work ?!
    if i will use corsair i will have to buy a case without a psu (we don't have any case + more than 500w in egypt)
    so the case with the psu is much cheaper i still can get cooler master k380+ extreme power plus 500w psu
    which case + psu is better !?


    Yeah, it should work fine. I really don't like the design of piggy backing the 6-pin PCI-E power connectors or the dual rail design, but it should run the machine fine. What you might do is if you plan to upgrade your machine in a year or two is plan ahead to replace the PSU as part of that upgrade cycle. At least that way you don't rely on the machine once the PSU starts aging and deteriorating over time.
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