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Will my power supply be able to handle new graphics card?

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July 23, 2014 4:54:10 PM

I've been looking forward to upgrade my Radeon HD 7750 to much more powerful
MSI Geforce gtx 760.

By doing so, my graphics card power consumption would increase from 50 to 170 watts and i highly doubt that my old FSP500-60GLN (500w) would handle it. Besides that power supply has only 1 6PIN connector and gtx 760 requires 2 8pin connectors. (TWO 6pin to 8pin adapters are supplied with that graphics card i think.)

I used MSI's power supply calculator to calculate all of my components power consumption and as a results i got "354 Watts recommended". So according to that, my power supply SHOULD have enough power for the gtx 760.

BUT can my power supply really handle that power consumption despite it is 8 years old?
I'm kinda worried because i've heard about old psu's caughting on fire or damaging all the other components from the pc under heavy loads!

Links for the hardware

GPU i'm gonna buy:
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N760_TF_4GD5OC.html#hero...

PSU i currently have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2014 4:59:22 PM

you need a new psu, your current one is way too old, and low quality. this psu will handle it just fine, and is very high quality http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m
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July 25, 2014 3:42:08 AM

yes i agree, that corsair psu is just OK, nothing great at all. as danbuscus25 said, go for something in a higher tier
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