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Is my 850w PSU enough for this

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July 19, 2011 10:51:20 AM

hi guys,

Just a quick question, does anyone know if my Corsair 850w psu will be enough to power an overclocked 2600k (4.4ghz), an Nvidia 590 and a quadro FX 4600?

The cards won't be running SLi but installed separately (a bit fiddly but it does work according to some people)

cheers

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July 19, 2011 10:54:44 AM

think I've answered my question myself. recommended psu for both graphics cards on their own is 750w so its a fair bet that I'll need a more powerful PSU to get this to work - ah well. Feel free to delete this post, I can't see how I can do that myself
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July 19, 2011 11:10:32 AM

AMP's are more important then WATTS, but i am sure that your 850 W Corsair has enaugh AMP's on it :p 
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July 19, 2011 11:15:49 AM

Oh Ok, cool - maybe it has. Thanks for the answer - If I do go ahead and plug it all in, its not liable to pop anything if the power isn't enough is it?
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July 19, 2011 7:43:49 PM

For a system with a single GeForce GTX 590 graphics card NVIDIA recommends minimum of a 700 Watt or greater power supply with a +12 Volt continuous current rating of 50 Amps or greater and with at least two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Quadro FX 4600 has a maximum power consumption of 134 Watts (i.e. may draw up to 11.2 Amps from the +12 Volt rail).

The 850 Watt Corsair power supply unit with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 70 Amps will have no problem powering your system with both graphics cards under full GPU load and the overclocked CPU under 100% load.

If your system configuration were to draw more than 70 Amps (it's usually set slightly higher) the power supply's over current protection circuit should shut down the power supply.
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July 26, 2011 5:56:59 AM

Best answer selected by Raoulle.
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July 26, 2011 5:57:51 AM

Wow - perfect answer, many thanks! :-)
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July 26, 2011 3:59:45 PM

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