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Will my PSU be enough?

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Will my Coolermaster extreme power plus 500w psu be enough to power a GTX 460 SCC FTW?

Specs:

Intel i5-2310 @ 3.2GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
1.5TB 7200RPM HDD
WiFi Card PCI x4
Zalman Z1 Plus case

Don't suggest I get a new PSU, I just need to know if it can run it! :bounce:
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  1. Well the GTX460 (standard, not SSC FTW) requires 24 amps or 288W, your PSU can only supply 360W on the +12V rails so that only leaves 72W for the rest of your PC, most of which takes its power from the +12V rails.

    Have a read through this review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/1

    I wouldn't risk damaging your PC, so my answer is no.
  2. Rustyy117 said:
    Well the GTX460 (standard, not SSC FTW) requires 24 amps or 288W, your PSU can only supply 360W on the +12V rails so that only leaves 72W for the rest of your PC, most of which takes its power from the +12V rails.

    Have a read through this review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/1

    I wouldn't risk damaging your PC, so my answer is no.


    Well that sucks :??: I'm running a HD 6670 right now and needed an upgrade. I found a GTX 460 SSC FTW for $80 so I was like hey, I should buy that for an upgrade! I don't get my pay for another 2 weeks so that sucks, should I just tell the guy I can't buy it, then proceed to go buy a better psu?
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    Its up to you man, Its a good deal for a 460 SSC FTW, so you could buy the graphics card when you get paid and then save up for a better PSU, but I certainly wouldn't recommend using your current PSU (ever).
  4. That review is typical for CM PSU reviews; some are worse, and few are better.
    Here's a good deal on a 520W modular Seasonic: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
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  6. Rustyy117 said:
    Its up to you man, Its a good deal for a 460 SSC FTW, so you could buy the graphics card when you get paid and then save up for a better PSU, but I certainly wouldn't recommend using your current PSU (ever).


    Alright, thanks!
    I think i'll buy the card, and wait for my pay to buy a PSU. Thinking of going with a OCZ 600w ModXstream Pro PSU, is it any good and will it be enough to power a GTX 560Ti or GTX 570 if I do upgrade?
  7. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460/specifications

    Quote:
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W) - $450 watts
    Supplementary Power Connectors- 6 pin + 6 pin
    Supplementary Power Connectors - 160 watts


    160 watts / 12 volts = 13.3 amps ..... not 28

    However, while a quality 500 watt PSU would be more than adequate, I can't put your Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus in the "quality" category. It probably would run, but it would be extremely inefficient and the electrical noise at that draw based upon the reviews I have read would likely result in system stability issues.
  8. No problems, Yeah the OCZ 600W would be fine, although I'd personally go for the seasonic jtt linked too.

    If you need to find out if a particular PSU is good or bad check out JonnyGuru's site.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/
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