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 Asus Commando PSU Query - Forum PSU Query - Forum Upgrade to Ivy Bridge. Power supply query .. - Forum Processor Query - Forum P5N-E SLI E6600 at 2925 mHZ - fine tuning 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 : ForumPSU query ForumGtx 460 sli power usage query ForumBuild Validation AND Tri-SLI query ForumHD 7770 Crossfire query ForumAn AGP & power query ForumUber newbie: videocard query , power supply ForumCatalyst query ForumAsrock P45TS query ForumUpgrading, psu , pci-e and price query . ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 4 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... ForumPower supply for HD4870 ForumHow important is the 6-pin power cable on video cards? Forum400W PSU for 8600 GT? ForumNvidia gtx 260 PSU +12V Amp requirement ForumGraphics card or Psu dying? 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 !