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Will this PSU power this GPU?

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August 16, 2012 11:13:50 AM

My current psu: http://www.ebuyer.com/152009-ocz-mxsp-series-500w-80-ps...
My new GPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/387003-zotac-zt-60302-10p-gtx-670...

System:
i5 2500k@3.6ghz
corsair vengeance 8 gig
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5
OCZ 90GB Agility 3 SSD
Windows 7 64

My current card is a gtx 560ti, I've been told the 670 draws less power so should be fine on this PSU but I wanted to make sure.

I won't be OC the card until I can afford a new PSU, but will this run on my current in the meantime?

Thanks very much!

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August 16, 2012 11:20:52 AM

What will happen if it's "not fine"?

Am I ruining the risk of perma-damage to my system or components?

Cheers!
a c 158 ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 12:12:52 PM

You're not really cutting it close. A system with a highly OCed, power-hungry i7 965 drew 279W at full load with a GXT 670 and you're system will draw less power. Review: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-review/8
Indications of insufficient power:
bad 3D performance
crashing games
spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
freezing during gameplay
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August 16, 2012 3:30:07 PM

So, if I don't plan on overclocking do I need to upgrade at all?

My PSU has 36amps across the 12v rails, I've read that's the requirement for this card...

This is all a bit new to me...
August 16, 2012 5:49:08 PM

Anyone else please?
a c 158 ) Power supply
August 16, 2012 5:53:17 PM

You don't need to upgrade your PSU and you actually have some room for OC. If you wanted to buy a new PSU to use money that was burning a hole in your pocket, then I wouldn't have recommended anything more than an XFX Core 550W with 44A on the 12V rails. If you paid 48-49 pounds for that OCZ, then you would have gotten a better deal if you had gotten the XFX in the first place...50 at Amazon and Scan and free shipping at Amazon.
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