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GTX 550 Ti power supply recommendations

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July 27, 2011 12:42:18 AM

building a system with a i5 2500K and a GTX 550 Ti. Not doing any over clocking...

What size power supply should I get, any recommendations????

Thanks in advance...
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July 27, 2011 1:20:50 AM

For a system with a single GeForce GTX 550 Ti NVIDIA recommends a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and with at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Select from reputable name brands like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic and XFX and you will be ensured that the all important +12 Volt continuous current rating requirement is met.
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July 27, 2011 2:03:57 AM

So 500 is good or do I need 600? Again, not over clocking, not add another video card, not a gamer machine... THANKS!!!!
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July 27, 2011 3:58:42 AM

500 Watts is fine only if the power supply's +12 Volt continuous current rating is 24 Amps or greater.

Don't be so focused on the power supply's wattage. Meeting the minimum +12 Volt continuous current rating is much more important because if it is not met the CPU and graphics card won't function properly no matter how high the power supply's wattage is.
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July 27, 2011 10:53:24 AM

I think I may go with this then, based on ko888's help. If anyone has another suggestion, please let me know.

THANK YOU ko888!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

520W Continuous Power with Single Strong +12V Rail The Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 is capable of delivering 520W continuous output, which is ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.91 compliant.

A single High Current +12V rail @ 40A design ensures the best compatibility and maximum provision of 12V power to multi-core CPUs and energy-hungry graphics cards.
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July 27, 2011 12:44:34 PM

Just Remember I Would Definitly Reccomend Getting A Bigger PSU Than You Need And Make Sure Its A Quality One, 80+ Cert And Active PFC And QUALITY (Name Brand)
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July 27, 2011 5:11:50 PM

drew7 said:
I think I may go with this then, based on ko888's help. If anyone has another suggestion, please let me know.

THANK YOU ko888!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

520W Continuous Power with Single Strong +12V Rail The Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 is capable of delivering 520W continuous output, which is ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.91 compliant.

A single High Current +12V rail @ 40A design ensures the best compatibility and maximum provision of 12V power to multi-core CPUs and energy-hungry graphics cards.

That's a fine choice.

That power supply unit will even handle a system with two GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode.
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February 14, 2012 12:16:54 AM

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