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GTX 560 Ti power requirements

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September 1, 2011 9:15:01 PM

Hello,

I currently have this system :

AMD Athlon II X4 635 (stock voltage overclock) 3,4Ghz
Gigabyte MA78G-DS3HP
2x2GB DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix
Seagate 250gb 7200rpm 16mb cache
Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 650W

I am planning to buy a GTX 560 Ti. Will my power supply be good enough to handle it?
I'm pretty sure it has enough watts, but I don't know about the amps :??: 
I read somewhere the card needs about 30A (I might be wrong) and my PSU has two 12V rails with 18A each.
Oh, and I have it since 3 years.

http://coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=165...

Thanks!

a b U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 9:29:20 PM

Hi, the 560 ti is an awesome card. You will only need 500w for your entire system. If you feel comfortable wanting more than I would go with 550W.

Cooler Master actually doesn't make good power supply. It will be able to handle your setup though: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/642102-cooler-m...

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a b U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 9:41:11 PM
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You have plenty of PSU for the job.

A few years back Cooler Master was putting their name on some crappy PSUs... The current stock seems to be of better quality but your PSU is 3 years old and falls into the time period when Cooler Master was not as reliable. I'd be a bit worried about a PSU failure
September 11, 2011 2:53:08 AM

Best answer selected by fruitc4ke.
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