How will my psu handle a gx 285

Hey guys I have a thermaltake toughpower 500 watt power supply. How do you think it would handle a gtx 285 I see its recomended to have a 550 watt powersupply
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  1. Yes your PSU should be able to handle the 285...
    Have you overclocked your CPU ?
  2. No cpu is at stock settings. I dont have many drives either.
  3. Please list your all hardware.
    We will calculate what you need on the 12v rails.
    The specs for the GTX 285 call for a 650W PSU, but you still may be able to handle it with your PSU.
  4. Core 2 Duo e6750
    1 seagate barracuda 500 gig hardrive
    1 dvd drive
    gigabyte p35 ds3r motherboard
    4 sticks 1 gig gskill memory 1066
    2 case fans
    1 uv reactive lighting kit
  5. You need a power supply with 27 amps on the 12v rails.
    Adding the rails on this power supply comes to 29. The real figure should be about 27, so I think you are okay. I don't see a combined 12v rail figure for this PSU.
    One more or one less amp is fine. There is a safety margin.

    Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
  6. Mezlabor said:
    Hey guys I have a thermaltake toughpower 500 watt power supply. How do you think it would handle a gtx 285 I see its recomended to have a 550 watt powersupply


    There is no toughpower 500W. What model do you have?
  7. A gtx 285 uses about 17 amps and 204 watts at max load.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-radeon-power,2122-6.html

    While your PSU isn't especially strong, it should be able to handle it fine. Don't try SLI, though.


    Edit: Wait, does your PSU even have PCIE connectors?
  8. Mezlabor said:


    That PSU will not be suitable. Get a quality 500W+ with 2 PCIe connectors. Antec Earthwatts 500 or Corsair VX550 would be good choices.
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