GTX 295 in Chieftef 650W

Hi!
I have a power supply "Chieftec 650W"
12V2 12V3 12V4 12V
18A 18A 18A 18A
Currently I have GigaByte GTX 260 Super Overcloked graphic card, Intel Core 2 Duo E5300 2.6GHz, 2Gb DDR3, 500Gb SATAII. CAN I RUN GTX 295 GRAPHIC CARD ON THAT POWER SUPPLY???
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  1. Yes.
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  3. I would personally concentrate on other parts of your PC first.
  4. You can run it on your PC but for a card that expensive a good brand PSU will be more adequate.

    Other parts bottleneck that card tho.
    BTW Have you bought it?
  5. that psu is more than enough. but i dont think buying a 295 and JUST pairing it with an e5300 will be a good idea. read the "building a balanced gaming pc" article here in toms.
  6. shubham1401 said:
    You can run it on your PC but for a card that expensive a good brand PSU will be more adequate.

    Other parts bottleneck that card tho.
    BTW Have you bought it?

    chieftec is a good brand they use delta internals also found in many antec units
  7. melkums said:
    Hi!
    I have a power supply "Chieftec 650W"
    12V2 12V3 12V4 12V
    18A 18A 18A 18A
    Currently I have GigaByte GTX 260 Super Overcloked graphic card, Intel Core 2 Duo E5300 2.6GHz, 2Gb DDR3, 500Gb SATAII. CAN I RUN GTX 295 GRAPHIC CARD ON THAT POWER SUPPLY???


    The GTX 295 is a major CPU hog, it simply shows no performance increase unless you have the latest Core 2 Quad or an I7. An E5300 with a GTX 295 will be like trying to run an Aston Martin with a Mini Cooper's engine. You're in total bottleneck hell.
  8. obsidian86 said:
    chieftec is a good brand they use delta internals also found in many antec units

    Yup, they use some Delta's ( good unit's ), also CWT's ( again good unit's ), and even Sirtec ( not so good ).
  9. the new sirtec's aint that bad, this chieftec is a sirtec, i found relative info that the ocz z series 650watt also has 4 18A 12v rails
  10. shubham1401 said:
    You can run it on your PC but for a card that expensive a good brand PSU will be more adequate.

    Other parts bottleneck that card tho.
    BTW Have you bought it?


    No, not yet.
    Right now I' am satisfied with my GTX 260, which is quite enough good for my LCD monitor, whose max. resultion is 1440X900. :)
  11. Then don't even think about buying it.
    It is way overpriced.

    GTX 260 is sufficient for your resolution.
    If you want anything more powerful then ATI HD 5850 is the way to go.
    Nearly half the price of GTX 295.
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