PSU Power Query Tags: Graphics Cards Power Graphics Last response: August 10, 2008 3:18 PM in Graphics & Displays Share DfraGG3r August 10, 2008 1:25:22 PM Hi, I will be getting a GTX260 card along with these parts, C2D E8400, 2 GB Ram, 2x Sata Drives, 2x DVDRW Drives and an Asus P5kc Motherboard. My current system has a Spire Rocketeer 500W PSU with 2x 12v rails at 20A each and 32A combined. I would like to keep this PSU with the new system, will it handle it? Or will I need to get a new PSU? Thanks More about : psu power query bpogdowz August 10, 2008 1:27:23 PM http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp DfraGG3r August 10, 2008 1:28:55 PM That particular calculator doesn't take in consideration the amperage, which is the most important thing in a PSU >.< Related resources GPU's Power and compatibility query - Forum HELP !!!! Motherboard Power Capacity Query ???? - Forum Need Help!! PSU query - Forum Yet another PSU query (but hopefully very easy) - Forum Nvidia GT610 : Power Supply Query, Performance & Playable Games Query. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bpogdowz August 10, 2008 1:29:29 PM give me your specs and i'll do it I have the pro or buy the pro its not that much DfraGG3r August 10, 2008 1:37:11 PM Core2Duo E8400 Stock 2 GB Stick DDR2 2x Sata HDD 2x DVDRW Drives 3x 120 Fans 1x GTX260 CPU Utilization and System load at 100% preferably Thanks bpogdowz August 10, 2008 1:48:34 PM This is with Sound Blaster w/ Front Bay + 2 USB devices(device draws power from the system) I.E. backlit keyboard, external HDD, light up mouse: and it's 25W and 0.7A(12v) per each PCI-e x1 card. DfraGG3r August 10, 2008 1:56:43 PM As I will use the onboard sound, the PSU is a tad bit better then the requirements shown by PSU calculator so I will try it see how it goes. Thanks for the quick reply bpogdowz. invisik a b U Graphics card August 10, 2008 2:07:57 PM it should work just fine. Shadow703793 a b U Graphics card August 10, 2008 2:55:30 PM 1. Your PSU has enough amps but it's cr@p. It is a no name brand. 2. For your system get a Corsair 550VX/Corsair 650TX or PC Power & Cooling 610. DfraGG3r August 10, 2008 3:18:11 PM Shadow703793 said:1. Your PSU has enough amps but it's cr@p. It is a no name brand. 2. For your system get a Corsair 550VX/Corsair 650TX or PC Power & Cooling 610. I know its kind of a cheap PSU, but it served well until now. I'm already happy that it can handle the new system. Maybe I'll get a new PSU in the near future. Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGraphics card power consumption query. Forum SolvedPSU warranty query Forum SolvedBitFenix Prodigy PSU Query Forum SolvedPower Supply Query (Graphics Card Options) Forum SolvedPower Supply query Forum SolvedPower Supply Query Forum SolvedPower Supply Query Forum SolvedPower Supply Query Forum SolvedAMD A6-3670k motherboard and power query. Forum SolvedAMD A6-3670k motherboard and power query. Forum SolvedQuery about the PSU for a build. Forum PSU Spec Query Forum SolvedUpgrade to Ivy Bridge. Power supply query .. Forum SolvedUber newbie: videocard query, power supply Forum vtx3d HD6790 power query ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !