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Gigabyte GTX 560 [NON TI] Watts compatiable with this psu?

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June 5, 2012 7:56:51 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.
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June 5, 2012 8:24:18 AM

your widetech psu is designed for old computers it won't power up a gtx 560. You need 2 6pin pci-e power connectors for the gtx 560, your psu dont even have one. Luckily for you, mwave has a sale going on for psu. Grab this corsair 500w for $69.

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040745-Corsair_CX_500_V2_...
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June 5, 2012 8:36:02 AM

Looks like you have two 18A 12V+ rails. The 560 requires 13A on a 12V+ rail.

You have enough amps. Your problem with be with the number of connections coming off the power supply.

Hard to find info on this one, but this site seemed to hide the least about this PSU:

http://www.beecom.com.au/product.php?productid=18139

Looks like this PSU was designed for the Original Pentium 4. There are only 2 SATA power connectors (I'm guessing on the same cable). There are 4 - what they call - HDD connectors. So that probably means you only have 4 x 4-pin molex power connectors coming of this board. You will be using these with adapters to the two 6-pin power connectors on the GPU:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

If the 560 came with a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCIe adapter, your still going to need another.

You may have to get adapters for your drives as well.

At any rate, the PSU should work, but if this is your main PC, I would recommend you try to get a PSU you don't need the 6-pin adapters for and one by which there is more information available. Corsair builder models are decent but it looks like the pricing in Australia is terrible when it comes to power supplies?
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June 5, 2012 8:42:28 AM

ubercake said:
Looks like you have two 18A 12V+ rails. The 560 requires 13A on a 12V+ rail.

You have enough amps. Your problem with be with the number of connections coming off the power supply.

Hard to find info on this one, but this site seemed to hide the least about this PSU:

http://www.beecom.com.au/product.php?productid=18139

Looks like this PSU was designed for the Original Pentium 4. There are only 2 SATA power connectors (I'm guessing on the same cable). There are 4 - what they call - HDD connectors. So that probably means you only have 4 x 4-pin molex power connectors coming of this board. You will be using these with adapters to the two 6-pin power connectors on the GPU:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

If the 560 came with a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCIe adapter, your still going to need another.

You may have to get adapters for your drives as well.

At any rate, the PSU should work, but if this is your main PC, I would recommend you try to get a PSU you don't need the 6-pin adapters for and one by which there is more information available. Corsair builder models are decent but it looks like the pricing in Australia is terrible when it comes to power supplies?



where did you find information on the widtech? All I could find was http://www.widetech.com.au/dispdet.php?idw=100817211329...

I couldn't fetch any information on the 12v rails but still the psu doesn't look too good. I would steer clear from this type of components. Like I said before, the corsair cx500 would do the trick. Stocks are limited so you better hustle OP!
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June 5, 2012 8:45:12 AM

shamsmu said:
where did you find information on the widtech? All I could find was http://www.widetech.com.au/dispdet.php?idw=100817211329...

I couldn't fetch any information on the 12v rails but still the psu doesn't look too good. I would steer clear from this type of components. Like I said before, the corsair cx500 would do the trick. Stocks are limited so you better hustle OP!

I found the info in the descriptions on various Australian online retail sites.
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