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Is it ok to use this video card with this power supply?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 25, 2011 7:01:00 PM

Hello, so I got an EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked for Christmas, and I figured I would have had a good enough Power Supply to use it, but according to the manual I need 2 30A 12V rails.

Currently I have a 500 watt PSU with 2 18A 12V rails. So my question is, is it ok to use this card with my current PSU? If I need to buy a new one, would it be ok to use it now and buy a new PSU later? Like in a couple of days


Edit: On the side of my PSU it has a chart, the 12v1 and 12v2 both have 18A, with a max of 432 Watts. If that makes any difference
December 25, 2011 7:09:27 PM

Well first of all the GTX 560 TI needs one 12V rail at 30A. You didn't mention the manufacturer and model of your current power supply, so I can't say if it's a good or bad Power Supply.

GTX 560 Ti needs:
2 x PCI-e PSU Connectors
12V rail at minimum of 30A

I'd suggest a good 600W Power Supply. Like the Corsair GS600
It has a single 12V rail at 48A: $90 at Newegg
December 25, 2011 7:14:19 PM

Rocketfish 500 Watt RF-500WPS2

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out