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Will a Corsair CX430 be able to handle a GTX 550TI?

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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 5:11:02 AM

I'm trying to figure out what to do with my existing GPUs - I'm going to move one to an HTPC which is using the on board video for now but I will put one of them in this system to give it a bit more graphics horsepower - that PSU should be able to handle it right?
March 30, 2012 5:20:48 AM

Yes, it should. The 550ti uses 400W minimum.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 5:27:21 AM

Plenty, I have used a system with an i5-2500k overclocked to 4.6ghz and a 550ti and it ran perfectly on the cx430.
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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 5:31:36 AM

Yep, the GTX 550Ti has 116W as max power draw. So long as the rest of your system only uses 250W, you're at no risk. Since it's an HTPC, that won't be an issue for you. I generally consider the CX430 as capable of powering up to the Radeon 6870 (although not necessarily the GTX 560).

Now if your HTPC is an i7-920 and you overclock it, then you may have some problems. Btw, my i7-930 @ 3.8GHZ + GTX 470 OC'd manually only use 450W load (LinX + Furmark). So that setup is definitely fine.
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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 4:10:33 PM

dalauder said:
Yep, the GTX 550Ti has 116W as max power draw. So long as the rest of your system only uses 250W, you're at no risk. Since it's an HTPC, that won't be an issue for you. I generally consider the CX430 as capable of powering up to the Radeon 6870 (although not necessarily the GTX 560).

Now if your HTPC is an i7-920 and you overclock it, then you may have some problems. Btw, my i7-930 @ 3.8GHZ + GTX 470 OC'd manually only use 450W load (LinX + Furmark). So that setup is definitely fine.


No the HTPC is based off an older Core 2 Duo T6600 with 8GB of RAM and an Intel D975XBX motherboard. My dual 550TI setup is going to be replaced with a Radeon 7870.

I have an i7-920 setup that I will be eventually replacing it with but that remains to be evaluated.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 11:11:00 PM

I saw the i7 in your profile build. With that T6600 (that's actually a laptop CPU, right?), you'll have absolutely no issues on PSU capacity.
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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 12:01:55 AM

dalauder said:
I saw the i7 in your profile build. With that T6600 (that's actually a laptop CPU, right?), you'll have absolutely no issues on PSU capacity.


I actually don't have an i7 - it's an i3-based system. The T6600 is a desktop CPU, it's a far older Intel model that was discontinued after the Q6600 was released.
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