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GTX 470 with 600W PSU

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December 2, 2010 4:55:02 AM

I'm just need some confirmation.. I'm just not sure.
I'm planning to upgrade my CPU with this spec:

-Sandy Bridge i7-2600
-its mobo 1155
-GTX 470 1 GB
-Patriot Sector 7 6GB LLK PC-12800
-HD WDC Caviar Black 1 TB Sata III
-Maybe a Lite-ON DVDRW drive, not so sure moving to bluRay drive, still love old o' DVDRW
Casing: Cooler Master HAF 922 default fans

So the PSU I planned to buy is: CORSAIR 600W CMPSU-600GEU
I could find this on local store, but cannot find it on Newegg, but, judging from its product number similarity, this is the closest match on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will this PSU suffice for above spec?

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December 2, 2010 5:20:46 AM

I am pretty sure it can handle the gtx 470. You might be getting pretty close to the limits though. Hope I helped. :) 
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December 2, 2010 5:39:52 AM

Thanks pal. Well, that makes it 650W, I guess.. Any other suggestions?
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December 2, 2010 3:15:30 PM

what is the max power draw of that CPU?
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December 2, 2010 4:51:12 PM

According to Guru3d, a factory overclocked Gigabyte Superoverclock in a highly stressed and overclocked system requires a 550-600 watt power supply. In addition to that Corsair PSU's rock, so you are good to go with 600 watts or more.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-470-...
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December 2, 2010 6:32:12 PM

600w corsair or seasonic will be fine. According to matto17secs link, the system might draw 400w at peak load (probably artificially reached by furmark), and thats power from the wall. Assuming the psu is 80% efficient at converting power at the wall to DCV thats 320-350w the system is drawing from the PSU. So 600w is more than you need, and more is good so your not stressing the psu out too much and leaves room for upgrades.
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December 3, 2010 3:13:19 AM

HostileDonut said:
what is the max power draw of that CPU?

I don't know, but articles Wikipedia shows that i7-2600 will be @ 95W TDP.

The Sandy Bridge isn't in the list yet. Thanks.
iam2thecrowe said:
600w corsair or seasonic will be fine. According to matto17secs link, the system might draw 400w at peak load (probably artificially reached by furmark), and thats power from the wall. Assuming the psu is 80% efficient at converting power at the wall to DCV thats 320-350w the system is drawing from the PSU. So 600w is more than you need, and more is good so your not stressing the psu out too much and leaves room for upgrades.
Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:


From the article
GeForce GTX 470
* On your average system the card requires you to have a 550~600 Watt power supply unit.
Thx. About GTX 470, I'm just afraid the 470 will be a sucker when it comes to power.
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December 3, 2010 3:22:11 AM

Best answer selected by andrern2000.
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December 3, 2010 8:35:22 AM

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