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530 Watt PSU and GTX 465

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August 12, 2011 7:12:56 PM

Hello,I have a RAIDMAX RX-530SS PSU and I am looking to buy a Galaxy GeForce GTX 465 (Newegg item #: N82E16814162052). Would it work or should I stick to another Graphics Card?

EDIT: 530 watt PSU. Not 550.

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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 7:17:27 PM

Raidmax is crap, if it were on a high quality psu it is possible but I wouldn't count on it.
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 7:19:48 PM

Yeah, it'll most likely not work.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 8:14:17 PM

Technically from a specifications point of view it would work,depending on the rest of your PC.Although i'm going to have to agree with everyone else and reccomend you buy a new PSU.A GTX465 can be quite a power hog and you would want nice clean efficient power for it.

Intresting how their marketing the GTX465 now.Selling the card for $50 less but it's more powerful than the GTX460.
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a c 564 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 8:22:05 PM

For a system with a single GeForce GTX 465 graphics card a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply with a +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and with at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors is recommended.

Your Raidmax HYBRID SERIES RX-530SS power supply unit with its maximum +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps is unable to properly power a system with a single GeForce GTX 465 graphics card.
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August 12, 2011 9:20:55 PM

Would it be beneficial buying this card where it might not work or get a card with less performance like the GTX 550 Ti that would definitely work?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 9:24:10 PM

I think the GTX550ti would be better in terms of power.It use's about 90 watts less than a GTX465 and your PSU should be able to run it.

What are the rest of your system specs?
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August 12, 2011 10:07:05 PM

purple stank said:
I think the GTX550ti would be better in terms of power.It use's about 90 watts less than a GTX465 and your PSU should be able to run it.

What are the rest of your system specs?


I have a Phenom II X4 965 @ OC'd 3.6Ghz, a MSI 880GMA-E55 motherboard, and 2 x 2GB G.SKILL RAM.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 10:13:42 PM

What resoultion is your monitor?
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August 12, 2011 10:15:21 PM

Its 1080p
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 12, 2011 11:03:58 PM

Hmm.At that resoultion your going to need a powerful card to be able to get playable frame rates with good graphics.

What games are you looking to play?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 13, 2011 12:38:28 PM

You are in a bind and any thing less than a gtx460/465 isn't going to cut it at that ress and at the same time your psu is holding you back. Either settle for something that uses less power or dig deeper and get the card you want along with a new but better psu.
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August 13, 2011 2:28:29 PM

What about a Radeon HD 6850. It is a little more expensive, but doesn't require as much power?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 13, 2011 3:35:07 PM

It uses a lot less power and even the 6870 which can use more power can only max out at 151w under max overclocking. You can look up the vrm and tdp specs of most cards out there rather easily.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 13, 2011 6:33:05 PM

I would go with the 6850 as the max for your PSU.Something like a GTX460 or higher will require you to get a bigger/better PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2011 7:22:12 PM

I disagree that a 460 would require a better PSU, a 465 definately would, but the 460s listed requirement is only 450w with a minumum of 24A on the 12v rail.
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August 13, 2011 7:54:50 PM

So if I get a GTX 460 and it fries my PSU. What would I have to replace?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 13, 2011 7:55:59 PM

The psu if nothing more else. You were warning that this might turn out so well.
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August 13, 2011 8:09:57 PM

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I am definitely getting the GTX 460 and I hopefully will not have to get a new power supply. Wish me luck. :D 
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 14, 2011 11:53:37 AM

Good luck

PS the 460 will save you a little on the power bill ;) 
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