Is my PSU enought for this video cards ? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: June 10, 2012 3:29 PM in Graphics & Displays Share elcubana June 10, 2012 11:07:49 AM Hello i need to get new GPU for my pc, currently choosing between HD 6870 and GTX 560, but i'm not sure if my PSU can handle this cards. my configuration - CPU: Core 2 QUAD 2.5GHz, Q8300, 1333Mhz, 4Mb MainBoard: g41m-es2l, s.775,G41chipset,FSB 1066/800,1333 DUAL RAM DDRAM II 533/667, PCI Expressx16 RAM: 2048 DDRAM II /800Mhz/ PSU: Xilence 500W More about : psu enought video cards Rustyy117 a c 125 U Graphics card June 10, 2012 12:22:53 PM Hi If your PSU is the XQ 500W then it'll be fine, if its the R3 then You'll have to have a look at the label on the PSU for us and look for the wattage under the +12V rails(s). elcubana June 10, 2012 2:56:21 PM it's actually a 550w PSU, i have this one - http://www.xilence.net/en/products/power-supplies/red-w... It's only 1 x 6PIN PCI-E there, and as i know both of this cards require 2 x 6PIN PCI-E, can i solve this problem somehow ? Related resources Is my psu enought for my video card? - Forum Is 1275w PSu Enought for tri-Sli gtx 780ti ? - Forum Psu not strong enought ? - Forum is the PSU enought for this config - Forum is the PSU enought ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rustyy117 a c 125 U Graphics card June 10, 2012 3:01:57 PM Yeah its an R3, the specs list the +12V rails amperage but not wattage which is really important to know. You can use a molex to 6 pin adapter like this: Like I said before you can check the +12V wattage on the label of the PSU. elcubana June 10, 2012 3:14:08 PM Was able to see only this http://i.imgur.com/fDyLl.jpg Don't think there is more information on the PSU. 8( Rustyy117 a c 125 U Graphics card June 10, 2012 3:18:43 PM Wow, that's annoying, I expect it would be fine, but I would personally contact Xilence to find out the wattage dedicated to the +12V rails. Just to be on the safe side. elcubana June 10, 2012 3:24:31 PM Ok, big thanks for help omgitzfatal ! I will try to find more info about that PSU, but how much wattage i need ? Rustyy117 a c 125 U Graphics card June 10, 2012 3:29:35 PM The higher the quality of PSU the more wattage will be available to the +12V rail(s), In your case I would say you'll want atleast 400W available for the +12V rails. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs this PSU enought? Forum SolvedWill this psu be enought? Forum SolvedIs my PSu enought For 2x R7850 Forum SolvedI'm not sure if my PSU will be enought for my build when I swap the GPU Forum Is my PSU not enought? Forum Is 550w psu enought? Forum I have a 450W cooler master psu, will it be enought for a msi gtx770? Forum SolvedWhat PSU do I need for 2 nVidia GTX 760 video cards? Forum SolvedDo Gfx cards switch to X4 instead of X16 if theres not enought power Forum SolvedIs a 500W PSU enough for any of these video cards? Forum Solvedvideo cards for my 300w psu Forum SolvedComputer won't POST with some video cards, even with a new PSU Forum SolvedWould Like to Know if My PSU Will Support The Follow Video Cards Forum SolvedWould any of these video cards run with my psu? Forum SolvedPsu and video card question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !