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GTX260 + 460w psu

Last response: in Systems
August 31, 2010 11:45:19 AM

I am planning to buy a ASUS GTX260 matrix.

My PC specs at the moment

Core 2 duo 2.33ghz E6550 4mb cache
4gb ddr2-800 ram
8800GT asus 512mb ddr3
2 x 80 gb seagate harddrives
G41 motherboard
PSU: Gigabyte Superb 460W

Do you think I will be able to run the gtx260 on the 460w PSU. Not like i have the biggest mobo and cpu.

Any advice would be helpfull thanks

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a c 299 Ĉ ASUS
August 31, 2010 12:03:10 PM

It would be pushing it trying to run GTX260 on that PSU. It is actually rated 400watt continuous load and 460 watt peak, with 2 x +12 volt rails at 14amps and 15amps.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 31, 2010 6:22:19 PM

i wouldnt go for a gtx 260 if i was you the hd 5770 is a better buy now, it has dx 11 support so it would be more future proof and it draws less power than the gtx 260 and they perform on par
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
September 2, 2010 8:25:42 AM

A GTX260 needs about 10 - 12 amps. A 5770 needs 7 to 8 amps.

In addition to being a more advanced part, the 5770 is a better choice for your PSU.