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Is silverstone 500w is sufficient for a gtx 580?

My system specs:-
Intel i5 650 @ 3.2 ghz
6 gb ram
silverstone strider 500w
500 gb HDD
Will i be able to run gtx 580 on the silverstone strider 500w?
if not, recommend me some cheap psu's to run it.
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  1. Cheap and power supply do not belong in the same sentence. The Strider is a great power supply but 500 watts is underpowered for a GTX 580. Nvidia recommends a 600w unit for the 580.

    Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone, XFX, Enermax and Antec all make good quality units.
  2. Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 650W, how is it for the 580?
    and another thing
    would my intel i5 650 bottleneck the gtx 580?
  3. The manufacturers ALWAYS overestimate the required PSU. it doesn't look like you'll be overclocking, and a GTX 580 is only going to pull around 275 Watts under load.

    www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/geforce-gtx-580_5.html#sect0

    Other reviews show around 380W with the full system. The silverstone is a good supply, but unfortunately its only rated 410W on the 12 volt rail. However you should be below that, and it can deliver over the specs a bit. hardware secrets got 480W out of it before it safely shutdown. If you're not overclocking and only have one or two harddrives I wouldn't be concerned about trying to use it. it will either work or it wont.
  4. the 500watt will work.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-review/7

    drawing max power of 447watts, if your psu can handle 500watts continuous then it should work no problem.
  5. ni8mare said:
    Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 650W, how is it for the 580?
    and another thing
    would my intel i5 650 bottleneck the gtx 580?


    Cooler.master makes some OK supplies and some horrible ones. The extreme power plus series belongs in the horrible section. Your current PSU can deliver more power than that coolermaster.

    the coolermaster will not even get close to what its rated. see this review for the 600W model
    www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/9
  6. Would my intel i5 650 bottleneck the 580?
  7. in battlefield 3 not at all. in skyrim... maybe... its CPU heavy and using old graphics engine. I wouldn't think much. phone is dying though. check toms game reviews for what you play
  8. I don't know where you live right now, but if you are in Asia try to look for Amacrox Free Earth 650W. It's cheap but powerful. Only 70 USD in my country.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/941
  9. hmm.....if the 580 works on my silverstone 500w ..then it wont give me any problem in the future right?like it wont harm any parts?
  10. bump
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