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Enough power?

i have all the parts for my new pc except the pcu. i bought an EVGA GeForce GTX 560: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-1460-KR&family=GeForce%20500%20Series%20Family. it requires a 450w minimum. on the side of the psu i am seriously considering: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&cm_re=power_supply-_-17-139-027-_-Product it says +12v is 408w. Soooo when the card says 450w min. does it mean the +12v or the whole power supply? is there a better power supply i could get for around $50 (including price after rebate)
PLZ and ty

BTW i also have a amazon prime account so this would mean no shipping and no tax
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  1. That is a good power supply and will power the graphic card.

    450w requirements etc are generally for the whole system. a GTX 560 really uses only 140-170 watts from the 12v line.

    I prefer Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec psu's since they're made of good or exceptionally quality and doesn't blow up and kill your other computer parts.
  2. k thank you, and would there be any reason that this power supply wouldn't work with the rest of my computer? all the other parts are mid to high mid range
  3. It would have been helpful had you listed your entire system details. Anyway, the Corsair CX 500 V2 is good enough to power any system comprising of a single GTX 560.
  4. would you be interested in the NZXT hale 90 550W PSU...? $50 is kinda skimpy in terms of budget IMO :/
  5. This is better as it is more efficient, has a higher temperature rating and is actually targeted towards gamers:
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze $55 (10% off promo code available)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047
    Based on the positively reviewed Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W.
  6. GTX 560 by any mean don't require 450 W for itself. It needs about 160-170 by specification, considerably less at real. I don't know the rest of your system, but a 400W PSU may come short. And you need a decent and reliable /and Active/ PSU, which rarely comes for 50$, or you risk to cry over your completely burnt new system - this is real - if there is one component, for which i can choose a good, reliable manufacturer, it would be the PSU.
  7. GTX 560 by any mean don't require 450 W for itself. It needs about 160-170 by specification, considerably less at real. I don't know the rest of your system, but a 400W PSU may come short. And you need a decent and reliable /and Active/ PSU, which rarely comes for 50$, or you risk to cry over your completely burnt new system - this is real - if there is one component, for which i can choose a good, reliable manufacturer, it would be the PSU.

    Sorry for the double post, didn't came intentionally.
  8. have been a little busy soo my other parts
    1-Intel Core i5-2400 Processor 3.10GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
    1-Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333MHz PC3-1066 DDR3-Memory KVR1333D3N9K2/4G
    1-Western Digital 500 GB Sata 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal-WD5000AAKX
    1-ASRock H67M-GE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    1-Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive- IHAS424-98
    the above video card and i am getting a free case. the only missing thing is the psu
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    the Antec HCG 520 would work well for you IF IT WAS IN STOCK T_T.

    Looking at your system, a good 450-550w psu would work easily. since oc'ing is out of the question, you're mainly looking at the GPU. As such, i'll recommend some psu's of good quality and around $40-70.

    Antec NeoEco 520
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030&Tpk=neo%20eco%20520
    Antec EA500D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=cx500%20v2
    Antec BP550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016&cm_re=antec_psu-_-17-371-016-_-Product
    XFX 550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550
    Corsair CX500 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=cx500%20v2

    Take a pick and call it a day.
    (btw the absolute lowest i would run a gtx 460/560 is the antec ea430d or corsair cx 430 v2)
  10. Best answer selected by mattmonkey24.
  11. btw i have chose the bp550. and i agree with you all that the psu isn't something you can really skimp on. but i am making a budget build and i skimped on a lot of other things imo. but wont a psu for 50 be pretty reliable? i don't want to spend more cause i think it will still be quality. i also don't really have to much money left
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