Gtx 560 ti power supply

Hi will a gigabyte odin 470 power the grx 560 ti with my current setup.

PC:

Core i5 2300 @ 2.6ghz
8 GIGS ddr3 ram
PSU:gigabyte odin 470w.

Thanks
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  1. I don't think so, gigabyte odins are not that good actually. Better you upgrade your PSU to decent brand, at least 40A on the +12V rail to be safe running 560 ti.
  2. Doesn't looks like a good PSU to me but I'm running i5-760 and gtx 560ti on a Seasonic SS500-ET which only has 34A on 12V rail without any problems

    Would definitely recommend you to upgrade your PSU to something decent

    Something cheap like this will do fine
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035
  3. refillable said:
    I don't think so, gigabyte odins are not that good actually. Better you upgrade your PSU to decent brand, at least 40A on the +12V rail to be safe running 560 ti.

    I think you are overestimating by quite a bit.
  4. Haha sorry, I just want everyone to be safe. Also with 40A or above you don't worry much. Mr. Mousemonkey is right anyways.

    Minimum I'd say you need 34A :).
  5. http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/specifications

    Thermal and Power Specs:

    Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 99 C
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 170 W
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 500 W
    Supplementary Power Connectors Two 6-pin

    http://www.techreaction.net/2011/03/24/review-evga-geforce-gtx-560-ti-superclocked-edition/

    EVGA wants 30 amps @ 900 Mhz

    I'd do a 650 watter for a single card system since anything smaller costs of quality construction maybe $5 less. A 750 watter if not overclocking two cards should be fine. With serious OC on two GPU's and CPU, I'd use an 850 watter.
  6. Bare minimum is about 30 amps: 10 amps for the CPU, 15 amps for the video card, and 3 or 4 amps for drives and fans.

    The practical minimum is a good 500 watt power supply.
  7. A very high quality (e.g. a Seasonic) 500W PSU may very well have 40A (480W) available on its +12V rails, but even a lesser (but still good) 500W PSU should have 34A-36A available for +12V.
    Based on my arbitrary entries for # of drives, # of fans, etc. the PSU calculator at http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine suggests that you only need a 416W PSU. Your Odin may actually be enough, although I would agree that it is not a very good PSU. A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and some level of 80+ certification for efficiency. My own rigs use only Seasonic or Antec, but Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are also good.
  8. Bad news:
    You need TWO 6-pin PCI-E Connectors to power supply gtx560ti. Your PSU http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3047#sp[\link] have ONLY ONE.

    Good news:
    You need new PSU, but 400W is enough (for 80+ gold standart psu).

    p.s. i5 2500K at 3.3GHz and Saphire 6950 1gb (not OC) while playing Crysis 2 take 252 W max (i meassured it :) )
  9. gbrain123 said:
    Bad news:
    You need TWO 6-pin PCI-E Connectors to power supply gtx560ti. Your PSU http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3047#sp[\link] have ONLY ONE.

    That's what molex to 6 pin PCIe adapters are for.
  10. Mousemonkey said:
    That's what molex to 6 pin PCIe adapters are for.


    ^+1 agreed
  11. Agree, then your PSU is enough.
  12. Sometimes, a PSU that doesn't have two PCIE power connectors doesn't have enough amperage on its +12V rail(s) to power more than one. Your Odin may be in that category, regardless of what's on its label. Using adapters could be a fast and painful way to discover that your PSU isn't up to the job.
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