Ehh.... 550w OCZ Modzstream enough for GTX 295? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Hard Drives DVD Drives Graphics Product Last response: April 22, 2009 9:51 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Chronobodi April 22, 2009 8:38:49 PM The only thing the PSU is powering is one HDD, one DVD drive, a GTX 260 core 216, and of course the essential components. They only take up 350w out of the 550 allotted. question is, does that mean i can use a GTX 295? or i have to give up and get a supplementary PSU or an entirely new PSU? More about : ehh 550w ocz modzstream gtx 295 daedalus685 a b U Graphics card April 22, 2009 8:42:57 PM A 295 would be pushing it. It would probably work.. But IMO I would upgrade the PSU. Specs reccomend a 650W with at least 46A to the card. With 550W to play with you only have a THEORETICAL max of about 46A (less in practice).... So I wouldn't even risk killing the card with that PSU. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card April 22, 2009 9:15:12 PM I'd get a 650watt PSU at the minimum, and a 750watt PSU just to be safe, since a GTX295 is two GTX260s, which is very power hungry. Related resources OCZ 550W Fatal1ty 80-Plus enough for R9 280X? - Forum Can OCZ ZS 550w GeForce GTX 770 4GB ? - Forum will my 550w be enough for my gtx 780 sc acx - Forum Will this 550w PSU be good enough for GTX 770? - Forum Is Seasonic G Series 550W enough for MSI GTX 780? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Chronobodi April 22, 2009 9:19:44 PM ah i see... so much for the 550w PSU. however, would a supplementary PSU work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dunno if it's reliable or anyone knows? pinaplex April 22, 2009 9:29:50 PM It would be much simpler and safer to get a bigger and better PSU. why would you spend all that money on a GTX295 and skimp on the PSU? it doesnt make any sense. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card April 22, 2009 9:32:15 PM So I take it your mobo isn't SLi? Chronobodi April 22, 2009 9:43:00 PM Yea, it's an AMD AM3 Gigabyte Phenom II mobo, so obviously it's not SLI, but however, i can do two Nvidia cards in GPU+Physx mode (one for GPU, one for Physx) and i have a GTX 260 at the moment, but i'm considering my upgrade options, so that's what i'm asking you guys for. anyway, is the supplementry PSU mentioned above good or no? rewindlabs April 22, 2009 9:51:37 PM Yep it will work...but you could probably get a psu strong enough to push your whole system for 100$... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources xfx 550w pro core edition 80 plus bronze is good enough for gtx 770? Forum SolvedMy PC's PSU reads, 450W (Peak Power 550W). Is it enough to run MSi Gtx 680? Thank you. Forum SolvedXFX pro 550W enough for gtx 660 ti Forum SolvedAntec High Current Gamer - HCG-850M not enough for 295GTX and 8800GT? Forum SolvedIs 550W enough for a haswell CPU and a GTX 660/760? Forum Does the OCZ Fatal1ty 550w PSU have enough power for Crossfire 5770's? Forum OCZ Fatal1ty 550w enough to run... Forum 550W enough for GTX 770 + FX 6300? Forum Pro 550W Core Edition Enough for GTX770? Forum Can a GTX 660 SLI work with a OCZ 550w 80+ gold modular PSU? Forum 550w enough for GTX 760 Sli? Forum Solvedis OCZ fatal1ty 750w good enough for Nvidia GTX660? Forum Is xfx 550w psu good enough with fx-8350 and r9 280x or gtx 770 Forum Corsair vs 550w enough to support AMD FX8350 and NVIDIA GTX 650 ti boost? Forum [ SOLVED ] will a 550w power supply be enough for a gtx 770 in my setup 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 !