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Ultra 600 watt ok with GTX 550

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October 2, 2011 3:54:45 PM

Hello,
I have an Ultra Xfinity 600 watt power supply and was considering getting an Asus GTX 550 TI card but I was not sure if it will power the card. Any idea?

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October 2, 2011 4:08:16 PM

A 600w can even be good for a gtx 560, you should not have a problem.
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October 2, 2011 4:11:15 PM

it will work only because the GTX550 ti does not draw a lot of power, the ultra 600 is probably a real life 450w PSU. I would look into better PSU in the near future and avoid any ultra products no matter what "wattage" they may state.

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October 2, 2011 4:12:29 PM

The GTX 550Ti's max power draw is only 116W, and assuming you have a power hungry 125W CPU, that's only 241W. Including your mobo, RAM, HDDs, SSDs, DVD drive and Misc, you can't go over 500W in the most power hungry scenarios, which leaves you with at least 100W for future additions (i.e HDDs, SSDs, etc). My answer is yes, it will power your whole system with room to spare.

GTX 560Ti power draw source via link below.
http://www.gpureview.com/geforce-gtx-550-ti-card-647.ht...

@Dirtyferret I doubt the Ultra 600W PSU is a real life 450W PSU because I ran a Phenom II x4 945 and two XFX 5770 in xfire on a 600W Ultra PSU for at least a year before I made a new rig. Please don't insult non-main stream brands out of the blue, it saddens me.

~Coffee
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October 2, 2011 4:18:33 PM

Thanks guys you were all very helpful.
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October 2, 2011 4:22:21 PM

coffeecoffee said:


@Dirtyferret I doubt the Ultra 600W PSU is a real life 450W PSU because I ran a Phenom II x4 945 and two XFX 5770 in xfire on a 600W Ultra PSU for at least a year before I made a new rig. Please don't insult non-main stream brands out of the blue, it saddens me.

~Coffee


I can run the 5770 in CF off solid 450w PSU so that does not prove anything. as for my statement as it being made with cheap parts, i stand by my statement and the internals of that PSU. as for what saddens you...i don't care...

edit: it does not state total watts on the 12v rail but there seems to be around 35a on the 12v rail split. it also lacks 80+ efficiency which is now almost bare minimum for PSU. it's an old design PSU.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
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October 2, 2011 4:38:29 PM

The OP was asking if his 600W PSU was able to run his 550TI, and it's more than adequate to run his entire system. Also, Ultra's PSU were on the market earlier than other brands, so it's no surprise their parts are outdated. I can't seem to understand why you had to instill doubt in jayhawk16's mind on his hardware or even start a arguement in someone's thread. Your "dirty" attitude disgusts me, have a good day sir.

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October 2, 2011 5:21:25 PM

coffeecoffee said:
The GTX 550Ti's max power draw is only 116W, and assuming you have a power hungry 125W CPU, that's only 241W. Including your mobo, RAM, HDDs, SSDs, DVD drive and Misc, you can't go over 500W in the most power hungry scenarios, which leaves you with at least 100W for future additions (i.e HDDs, SSDs, etc). My answer is yes, it will power your whole system with room to spare.

GTX 560Ti power draw source via link below.
http://www.gpureview.com/geforce-gtx-550-ti-card-647.ht...

@Dirtyferret I doubt the Ultra 600W PSU is a real life 450W PSU because I ran a Phenom II x4 945 and two XFX 5770 in xfire on a 600W Ultra PSU for at least a year before I made a new rig. Please don't insult non-main stream brands out of the blue, it saddens me.

~Coffee


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