GTX 570 or GTX 560 Ti

Current Build

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Case
Antec 300 Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=300%20illusion

PSU
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

Hey guys, I just upgraded my computer recently and I'm stuck in a dilemma. I've bought everything for my computer so far except my graphics card. I have enough money to buy the GTX 570 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613 ), But I did some research and I wasn't sure if my PSU would be enough to power all of the components in the build if I went with the 570. The alternative to this card would be the GTX 560 Ti ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425 ) But then I would be sacrificing some performance. I'm not sure what to do at the moment, was wondering if you guys can help me make an informed decision.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Graphics & Displays by Pyree
  2. First off your PSU is a good one and I will power the 570 and it has the two six pin connecters. Now if you feel that it is to close then you could look at the GTX 560 Ti 448 core which is all most a 570.

    You might be happy with it. It is something to think about you can do some reserch on it. Here is a link to it at newegg. All that is just food for thought. I do wish you the best of luck with either card you can't go wrong.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130739
  3. A 570 uses about 40 - 60 watts more than a 560 Ti.

    I estimate that an OCZ 550 watt PSU can realistically produce about 40 amps on the 12 volt rails (can't read the label on newegg). That is enough for a 570, CPU, and the rest of a not too elaborate system.

    I also estimate, that at peak power, your system will pull around 350 - 380 watts form the power supply.
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