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Gigabyte GTX 560 [NON TI] Wattage requirements

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June 5, 2012 6:38:11 AM

I am running a Widetech 550W power supply. I just received my Gigabyte GTX 560 NON TI edition. Link:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330687509319?ssPageName=STRK... That one. The two fan edition one.

I am just wondering, is it safe to put that graphics card in under that 550W Widetech power supply? Because I was reconsidering getting a better one. But will the graphics card meet it's requirements under that PSU?

Thank you to all responses.
June 5, 2012 7:11:01 AM

My Dad currently has a GTX 560 Gigabyte (Natural OC, he has it OC'd more) in a 550W OCZ Fatal1ty, it works perfect with his Dual Core 6800 (I think it was a 6800, or close to it), I would say post your other PC specs, like CPU as those all count to main wattage in your system, a 550W can run the 560 but I would say to make fully sure, give us all of your specs or just the main power ones like the CPU and such
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June 5, 2012 7:27:06 AM

Okay, thanks :) 
My other computer specs include:

* 8GB (2 x 4GB) Dual Channel DDR3 PC-10600 (1333MHz)
240-pin
3.4 Ghz Processor i7 2600
1 Hdd drive running (1tb) (3.5" 1TB / 1000GB SATA III 7200rpm HDD) More specficaly.
Intel h77 mother board
24x CD/DVD +RW /-RW drive


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June 5, 2012 8:00:17 AM

Your power supply is trash. The only Widetech 550w power supply I can find is this one.

http://www.dcacomputers.com.au/power-supplies/non-modul...

It puts out an amazingly low 25 amps on the 12v rail ( the 12v rail is what powers most components like the CPU and GPU ) making it a real 350w power supply.

Nvidia recommends a 520w power supply for a GTX 560. That assumes a generic brand so a quality 500w model will handle that card just fine. Even a quality 450w unit would probably be fine depending on the 12v rail amps as that is more important than watts.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Here is an example of a real 550w power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Notice it has a 38 amp 12v rail.

I would replace that thing you have with a quality 500-550w power supply. Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all good quality brands.
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