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Please Help The PSU Challenged

Last response: in Components
January 28, 2009 7:22:57 PM

I have been looking to upgrade my 8800GTS. I have done tons of looking and based on all factors I was looking at the 260 series.

Now, my biggest fear is from reading all of the reviews from folks who have bought 260s and their talk of 1000w PSUs not being enough? Most of the 260s I looked at specified a minimum of a 550w?

I have the following PSU, bought from Newegg some time back:

Brand Thermaltake
Model W0106RU
Type Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version
Maximum Power 700W
Fans Silent 140mm Fan
PFC Active
Main Connector 20+4Pin
+12V Rails 4
PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin
SLI Certified
Modular Yes
Power Good Signal 100-500ms
Hold-up Time 16ms min.
Efficiency up to 85%
Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS Certified
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range 47 - 63 Hz
Input Current 10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output +3.3@30A,+5V@28A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,+ 12V4@18A,-12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3.0A
MTBF >120,000 hours
Approvals CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4 pin)
1 x 12V(4+4-pin)
7 x peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features Mirror Finish
Modularized Cable Management to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the case
Next generation four +12V rails(12V1, 12V2, 12V3, 12V4) supports high-end graphic card and PC system (combined loading of 56A)
Independent Voltage Circuit: offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load and makes voltage output more stable
Extremely good voltage regulation (±3%): provides steady voltage for system
Industrial grade components (capacitor, transformer, etc)
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 5 years limited
Labor 5 years limited

Does this PSU have enough "juice" to run a 260? Something like

If not, could you recommend a decent upgrade to my 8800GTS, in the 300 buck range?



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January 28, 2009 7:52:42 PM

Does this card have enough "juice" to run a 260?

I know you meant psu
January 28, 2009 8:10:56 PM

Awesome - thanks - now to pick it out!
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January 28, 2009 10:47:07 PM

This is the card on the way. Looking forward to seeing things compared to the 8800GTS, which was a great card!

EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Thanks for all of your help here!
January 29, 2009 2:46:36 AM

Yes, that PSU will be fine. I'm running a GTX260 on a Corsair VX550 and it's plenty. EVGA is a good brand as well for that card, good choice.
January 29, 2009 12:44:20 PM

I have always had good luck with EVGA, both in the performance of the card and tech support (I did have a flaky card once and they were super fast and responsive in replacing it).

Let's see what COD: WOW looks like now.