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CoolerMaster 520w enough for a single GTX580?

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May 6, 2012 9:47:54 PM

What do you think? Is it enough power to go with a i5 2500k? (I'm not planning to SLI) :wahoo: 
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May 6, 2012 9:49:48 PM

I have never heard of power cooler, that means it is probably a unknown pos power supply! Go with a quality corsair, seasonic, antec, or xfx power supply! You are looking at least a 650w psu.
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May 6, 2012 9:53:18 PM

amuffin said:
I have never heard of power cooler, that means it is probably a unknown pos power supply! Go with a quality corsair, seasonic, antec, or xfx power supply! You are looking at least a 650w psu.


Sorry I meant CoolerMaster. :D  Already edited the post to correct this. So real 520w not enough, eh?
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May 6, 2012 11:01:43 PM

gtx 580 recommends a 600 watt psu, but its the +12volt amps that matter. I think that card draws 38-40 amps.
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May 6, 2012 11:42:51 PM

Cooler master makes horrible powersupplies. How about a corsair tx 650w or antec hcg 620?
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May 7, 2012 12:33:03 AM

Ok, then. What if I discard the 580 and use a 560Ti instead? Would 520w be enough? The Box says: +12V1 20A
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May 7, 2012 12:59:51 AM

Thanks a lot to both of you malmental and amuffin. This PSU was a gift from a friend. I'll buy a new one, (probably a Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w or something similar to that) and keep the CoolerMaster for my "old" PC. Time to start saving money for the PSU! :kaola: 
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May 7, 2012 1:00:34 AM

Best answer selected by urielsd.
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May 7, 2012 1:23:16 AM

The thermaltake would be a downgrade!
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May 7, 2012 2:57:29 AM

you could run a gtx570 with that
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