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 GTX 295 vs 2x GTX 285 in SLI - Forum Single GTX 560 on a Ultra LSP650? D: - Forum Can this OCZ run all these? - Forum I7 920 or AMD P2 955 Gaming PC - Forum Enough power? - 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 : ForumWill 850w be enough for this setup? ForumNew Intel Build - Gaming PC ForumEDIT: Finalized Version! - High-end gaming\processing PC\server ForumGTX -285 Power supply requirements ForumWhen's the moment to upgrade my GPU? ( GTX 260core216) ForumATI 5870 Give Away - Winner just confirmed:) Hope you had fun! ForumI need a new graphics card ForumTime for a new computer ForumPink Screen Of Death ForumBestConfigs - Budget Intel-Based Gaming PC ForumBest rendering PC (cheap) ForumCorsair HX 750w or 850w, also practically free AX750 upgrade? ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumLock Ups In Vista 64Bit With GTX 280...every 10mins! ForumGTX 275 or HD 4890 for Crysis, GTA4, and Clear Sky. 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 !