Hey guys, I'm really new to the community and I have a few questions to ask about some graphics cards. I'm pretty short on budget so yeah
Question 1 I have a 500W power supply (8 GB ram) 3.4Ghz proc) and I was wondering if the Nvidia Gtx 560 will run on my 500W power supply? I am not willing to overclock anything or purchasing another power supply.
According to the website, (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...)
the minimum number of Watts is 450-500W. My computer runs at 500w[ as mentioned earlier.].
I am just slightly concerned if it has the power to run the 560. Will it be safe? Will my computer like explode if I install it?!?
Question 2. With my 500W power supply, assuming I cannot run the Gtx 560 will my 500w power supply be able to run the Nvidia GTX 550? The minimum is 400W as i am told.
Thank you everyone for your answers I hope I'll be able to see all you guys some other time
I have never heard of any of those brands. Most likely those are crappy power supplies! Why not a quality Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair power supply? A Corsair CX430 or Antec HCG 400W will run the card with ease!
They are the same GPUs but maybe the cooler is different.
The cooler as well as the PCB and VRM is likely different for non-reference designs. The Asus 560 Ti DCII TOP for example has a bigger, more efficient cooler, 7 phase VRM (reference has only 4) and digital voltage control.