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GTS 450 and 30 amps combined??

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January 4, 2011 1:18:16 PM

I will soon get Palit GTS 450 1GB graphcs card but my PSU is Frontier 450W with +12V1 - 14A(168W) and +12V2 - 16A(192W) will it handle the card for about a month or 2?

Rest of the system is
MSI 785GM-E51
AMD Phenom 550
2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hitachi 320GB
Pioneer 112D

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January 4, 2011 2:15:55 PM

If i am not mistaken the GTS 450 would consume 219 watts together with cpu and rest of the system,i dont believe that a card iself consume 219 Watts?!
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a c 272 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 3:04:13 PM

Nvidia have the GTS450 @106w total consumption, the entire system might use 219w though.
January 4, 2011 3:06:15 PM

Thats what i thought,anyways so the GTS 450 would be better choice than 5750 512mb for gaming at 1680x1050?
a c 272 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 3:11:24 PM

I would take a GTS450 over a HD5750 myself but that's due to personal preference and nothing to do with any benchmarks.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 3:18:40 PM

doh i didn't notice total suystem draw i was trying to find just the card.

and basicall for general purposes 5750 < gts 450 < 5770

particular titles may vary though due to engines prefering nvidia or amd/ati engine
January 4, 2011 4:42:30 PM

Ok thank you guys i will go for GTS 450...
a c 272 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 4:47:35 PM

s3ri0us said:
Ok thank you guys i will go for GTS 450...

Good choice. ;)  [:mousemonkey]
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 4:52:12 PM

indeed very good card, i use a 450 mself and since i mostly play wow its great, i can run ultra (minus shadows turned to fair) on a 1080p tv with no issues :D 
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 6:10:04 PM

GTS450 ftw!
a c 173 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 6:13:43 PM

g00fysmiley said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-gf1...

gts 450 can draw up to 219 watts... so no probably not unless the palit vertion you bought it more efficient than refrence design (palit makes a refrence and non refrence)


That is a bad power figure it is either a system power figure or who ever came up with those figures had to been stoned or drunk or both. 106-109 are the average load values for the card it's self. 219 is more or less the GTX 465 and the GTX 470.
a c 173 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 6:14:47 PM

If physx is a little much for you a GT240/GT430 will be a great compliment if you ever do decide to play such game.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 7:22:05 PM

yea nforce we already figured it was total system draw :D 
a c 173 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 9:19:15 PM

g00fysmiley said:
yea nforce we already figured it was total system draw :D 


Yea my internet is real slow right now so I didn't get to see it. :whistle: 

Damn US, it would be nice to have some decent speeds instead of using decades old copper and coax lines that are still in use instead of high end fiber like in other countries.
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 12:47:09 AM

Even as a 5750 user and fan of AMD, I would take the GTS450 as well. Prices have come down, and OC'd the GTS450 is a better card.
January 5, 2011 8:57:21 AM

Turns out that a GTS 450 512mb costs 100 dollars, GTS 450 1GB 120 dollars and HD 5770 512mb 120 dollars,but i kinda dont have extra 20 bucks,but the original question wasent about GPU choice but about power suply Frontier 450W 16A+14A.Any thought on that?
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 9:14:01 AM

Frontier? Never heard of them. Based on that alone I would say its junk. IF it can output 450W you'll be fine. But if it can't you'll have issues. Run it if you want, but I'd replace ASAP.

If you look at the back of the PSU and see that little red voltage select switch, don't even bother with it. Replace it before you put the card in.
January 5, 2011 9:38:45 AM

It does not have the red switch but i am hoping it will do for about a month or 2....
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