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Would my PSU power up the BFG GTX 285 OC?

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August 11, 2009 3:35:37 PM

I have got a PSU of 600W. It provides 2-6pin power connectors but the problem is the following: BFG says that it requires (575W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 42A or more).
And this is my output details:
3.3V - 24A
5V - 24A
12V 1 - 16A
12V 2 - 16A
12V 3 - 16A
-12V - 0.5A
5Vsb - 3.0A
( 3.3V & 5V Combined Max. Output 180W)

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a b Î Nvidia
August 11, 2009 3:54:05 PM

what is the make and model of your PSU or the combined watt output of your 12v rails
August 11, 2009 4:55:28 PM

If its a brand name PSU then your fine, if it is an "el cheapo" then I would upgrade....
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August 11, 2009 10:56:54 PM

Thank yu....
August 11, 2009 11:07:41 PM

ct1615 said:
what is the make and model of your PSU or the combined watt output of your 12v rails


i don't know the combined watt output, but the brand is x-power atx-600td. I cant find any information about this PSU on the internet at all.
Could this be the combined output? (3.3V & 5V Combined Max. Output 180W)...this is written on the installation leaflet that came with the PSU.
a b Î Nvidia
August 12, 2009 12:00:59 AM

OvrClkr said:
If this is the PSU then you are fine but don't expect it to power anything else on top of what you have ATM......

hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the specs don't match the ones the OP posted

although the make and model is the same

August 12, 2009 12:04:51 AM

Yep, I saw that......

Did not find any other info regarding an x-power PSU....

I still would upgrade..... The 285 is way to expensive to pair up with a no-name PSU....
a b Î Nvidia
August 12, 2009 12:06:35 AM

yea i have no familiarity with that PSU manufacturer other then they are dirt cheap (never a good sign)
August 12, 2009 9:47:36 AM

OvrClkr said:
Yep, I saw that......

Did not find any other info regarding an x-power PSU....

I still would upgrade..... The 285 is way to expensive to pair up with a no-name PSU....


Ok, what kind of PSU would you recommend me to buy?...I don't want a really expensive one, just a PSU that is able to power my gtx 285 and it should be a branded one... :) 
August 12, 2009 9:49:36 AM

ct1615 said:
yea i have no familiarity with that PSU manufacturer other then they are dirt cheap (never a good sign)


I don't know much about PSU's, so could you give me a few power supplies that are able to power up my card?...
a b Î Nvidia
August 12, 2009 12:27:07 PM

Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax are all brands I would trust, although I almost always buy Antec for myself. A PSU in the 650W-700W range would be sufficient. In the case of Antec, an Earthwatts 650 or TruePower New 650 would be fine.
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