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500w PSU + GTX 560 TI ?

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March 18, 2012 12:23:29 PM

I have been wondering if a 500w bronze certified power supply will power; an I5 2500k, GTX 560ti and 4GB of RAM ?
This is because the SHUTTLE XPC SZ68R5 has a 500w power supply in a very small case. This made me wonder if you could build a tiny gaming computer, that is more portable than usual.
http://uk.shuttle.com/products/productsDetail?productId...

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March 18, 2012 12:32:33 PM

Yes a 500W 80+ bronze can power that cpu, gpu and RAM.
March 18, 2012 12:45:04 PM

Should do. Out of interest, what make is the PSU?
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March 18, 2012 12:55:21 PM

The issue with that build isn't the PSU adequacy, but the heat. Their cooling may be, as they claim, good. But their promo materials don't show how they cool a discrete GPU, much less vent away the heat from dual GPUs. Do they use waterblocks for the GPU as well as the CPU? The promo specs show the use of the IGU on the CPU, hardly a gaming rig.

I would be very skeptical of that case with discrete GPUs: the cooling is totally inadequate.
March 18, 2012 1:49:10 PM

jackichan101 said:
I have been wondering if a 500w bronze certified power supply will power; an I5 2500k, GTX 560ti and 4GB of RAM ?
This is because the SHUTTLE XPC SZ68R5 has a 500w power supply in a very small case. This made me wonder if you could build a tiny gaming computer, that is more portable than usual.
http://uk.shuttle.com/products/productsDetail?productId...



no, 500w is not enough for a gtx 560, it will run and power up but it will make your computer's life shorter to its normal lifespan, sooner or later it will damage your mobo or videocard. better upgrade it to a min of 600w branded pcu.
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March 18, 2012 3:37:32 PM

oby20 said:
no, 500w is not enough for a gtx 560, it will run and power up but it will make your computer's life shorter to its normal lifespan, sooner or later it will damage your mobo or videocard. better upgrade it to a min of 600w branded pcu.

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