EVGA GTX 670 FTW + Silverstone ST45SF-G - yay or nay?

EVGA GTX 670 FTW + Silverstone ST45SF-Gold, combined with a i5 3550 and a corsair h80 water cooling kit... (the silverstone has 37A on the 12V)

i am a bit hesitant...i searched a lot on forums, about 2/3 of the entires claim it shouldnt be an issue while 1/3 think its gonna be...i'd like to build that system (no other psu fits into the case)

another question is if the evga gtx 670 ftw was using 36A instead of the normal 30 for a gtx 670 - but the evga site doesnt confirm that

(ps: the computer will be used for gaming and as media center, will run mostly on the weekends, then for long hours and should last for approx 3 years)
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  1. nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670.
    http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdpContent=2 i say build a different system get a different case that supports more psus or get a different weaker card as for your question about the EVGA FTW i don't know.
  2. sure but they are overly cautious, and 500w psu does not equal to 500w psu...a quality 450w is probably better than a crappy 500w
  3. That's true still personally i wouldn't risk it but it might work fine
  4. main gear uses it that what gives me some confidence, but i dont know the company well
    http://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/potenza/index.php
  5. This review shows a system with an i5-2500K (if anything the power consumption of the i5-3550 will be lower) and EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW drawing 228W at the wall under Batman: Arkham City.
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/

    BTW a GTX 670 doesn't use 30A, a system with a GTX 670 might use 30A under a very heavy/torture load. It also seems unlikely to me that the overclock on the EVGA GTX 670 FTW would increase power draw by 6A.

    So based on all that, my opinion is that the SilverStone ST45SF-G is more than enough for your system.
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