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PSU for MSI gtx 560 ti twin forza II

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September 19, 2011 4:22:30 PM

the minimum psu for phenom ii x4 955 be
4g 1333 ram
500G hdd
Regular mobo
MSI GTX 560 ti twin forza ii ~820mhz

i was thinking thermal tack TR 500p 500W 80 plus certified

ocz stealth Xstream 2 500W

SilverStone ST50F-ES 500W 80 PLUS Certified
a b ) Power supply
September 19, 2011 4:55:43 PM

I am using a thermaltake 500W toughpower for the identical setup (with small changes) and it is working without a problem at all, very solid.

I also have numerous (large) fans and lighting in my case, as well as a few HDD's.
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September 21, 2011 3:33:19 PM

so what your saying is i should get the thermaltake for powering my msi gtx 560 ti OC and the 125w phenom ii x4 955be and 4G ddr3 ram and 500G hard disk and dvd driver and couple fans and mouse and keyboard ?
a b ) Power supply
September 21, 2011 3:38:07 PM

I would suggest going a bit larger than 500, maybe 580 or 600.
September 21, 2011 7:51:03 PM

why ?
a b ) Power supply
September 21, 2011 8:41:02 PM

If you use a PSU calculator like the one linked above me your system will draw about 520 Watts. You always want a little headroom, or else your PSU will not run efficiently, and will not last as long.

I checked my PSU again, and I have a 580, not a 500.
September 21, 2011 8:48:44 PM

i used the thermaltake calculator and it shows that i only need a 380w PSU .. ?
PSU calculators are not ture !! i am asking real people if thermaltake tr-500w will power gx 560ti system with phenom ii x4 955 125w
a b ) Power supply
September 21, 2011 9:14:31 PM

itzdanielp said:
If you use a PSU calculator like the one linked above me your system will draw about 520 Watts. You always want a little headroom, or else your PSU will not run efficiently, and will not last as long.

I checked my PSU again, and I have a 580, not a 500.


there is no way that system draws 520w during gaming, I have the exact same one and will hardly break 300w.

any solid PSU with 40a on its 12v rail will be sufficient for him. of the three he linked, I would go with the silverstone, at least its rated for 34a @ 40c and 80+

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/c...
a c 87 ) Power supply
September 21, 2011 10:12:13 PM

The PSU calculators recommend the wattage for the power supply, they don't give an estimate for what the system actually uses.

Out of the power supplies listed in the OP I would get the Silverstone Strider Essential 500W as it is going to be reasonably high quality (which I would have to be convinced is true of the TT) and it has the two PCIe connectors that are required (which the OCZ doesn't have).

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September 21, 2011 10:27:19 PM
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For a system running a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti the minimum system power supply requirement is one with a minimum +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater.

This minimum system power requirement is based on a PC configured with an Intel Core i7-960 3.2GHz processor (Max TDP: 130 W).
September 22, 2011 4:31:47 PM

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September 22, 2011 4:48:26 PM


What's your point?

During that review they used an OCZ GameXstream 700W (OCZ700GXS) to power their test system. OCZ specifies a maximum combined +12 Volt current rating of 56.6 Amps for that power supply unit.
September 22, 2011 10:59:03 PM

look at the total system power consumption of the gtx 560 ti
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