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Gtx 560 ti power supply

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January 6, 2012 7:08:36 AM

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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January 6, 2012 8:16:55 AM

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.
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January 6, 2012 8:52:23 AM

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=N82E168...

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January 6, 2012 10:31:31 AM

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.
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January 6, 2012 12:17:06 PM

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 :) .
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January 6, 2012 12:31:00 PM

http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/...

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-gefo...

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.
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January 6, 2012 12:32:34 PM

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.
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January 6, 2012 12:39:58 PM

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.
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January 6, 2012 2:27:29 PM

Bad news:
You need TWO 6-pin PCI-E Connectors to power supply gtx560ti. Your PSU [link]http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...[\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 :)  )
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January 6, 2012 2:34:56 PM

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


^+1 agreed
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January 6, 2012 2:45:24 PM

Agree, then your PSU is enough.
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January 6, 2012 7:50:18 PM

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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