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August 27, 2011 9:59:57 PM

I have just set up my new build and am looking to upgrade my graphics card.

Setup - i5 2500k w/212+, ASRock P67 Extreme4, 4GB G.Skill, Radeon HD5670, Corsair 500CX, 500GB HD. I think thats about all that needs to be listed.

Anyways I am looking at getting a GTX 460 or GTX 560 Ti and im curious if either of those cards can run off my PSU which is a Corsair 500CX. I'm going to be making this purchase on Monday.

GTX 460 - MSI GTX 460 Hawk
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD7883&v...

GTX 560 Ti - MSI GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Also im open to suggestions on the GTX 560 Ti but the price has to be under 240$ from either newegg canada or directcanada
August 27, 2011 10:37:59 PM

I already have a 500W PSU from Corsair, it's the 500CX. My question was is that power supply enough to run that system with a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 460
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August 27, 2011 10:59:41 PM

Try this

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

144 watts for the 560Ti versus about 26 for the HD5670


Using the calculator with Hi end desktop, 2500k OC'd to 4.6 Ghz, 2 sticks of RAM,1 hi rpm HD, 3 USB devices, and 15% capacitor aging, the calculator comes up with a recommendation of 506 watts.
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August 27, 2011 10:59:51 PM

The 500 cx will work just fine. You have 2 x 6+2 pin PCI-e power connectors and have 34A on the 12v rail, so there shouldn't be any issues whatesoever. The PSU is 80+ rated and has a 3 yr. warranty too, so buy your GPU and enjoy :) 
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August 27, 2011 11:20:55 PM

the minimum power required for the 560 ti is 500w so i think u wont be able 2 overclock and the 560 ti is the overclocked version of the 560 so u can just get a 560 non ti
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August 27, 2011 11:28:50 PM

Mike20_14 said:
the minimum power required for the 560 ti is 500w so i think u wont be able 2 overclock and the 560 ti is the overclocked version of the 560 so u can just get a 560 non ti

Are you kidding?? 500cx is plenty for his build, even considering OC'ing too!

CPU - 95 w
GPU - 100-130 w
rest of parts - 75w or so

Total ~270-325w or so, I'm just ball parking it. That leaves about 150-200w for OC'ing or whatever and this is if every part is fully stressed 100% of the time.
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August 27, 2011 11:52:26 PM

lunyone said:
Are you kidding?? 500cx is plenty for his build, even considering OC'ing too!

CPU - 95 w
GPU - 100-130 w
rest of parts - 75w or so

Total ~270-325w or so, I'm just ball parking it. That leaves about 150-200w for OC'ing or whatever and this is if every part is fully stressed 100% of the time.


this is the 560 ti specifications and requirments page it says u need atleast 500w for the GPU i dont know much bout PSUs but this PSU dusn seem 2 be enough for 560 TI as its a 500w
http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/...
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August 28, 2011 2:13:07 AM

I'm running a 6850 on a Antec 380w PSU, so a 560 ti on a Corsair 500 cx is going to be a piece of cake, even with OC'ing (if that is used). Most single GPU gaming systems run around 250-350w before any OC'ing.
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