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23a on 12v Rail enough for 550 ti?

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August 16, 2012 4:48:56 PM

I know 24a is recommended but im wondering if ill be fine.
I have a Thermaltake Tr2 600
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August 16, 2012 6:12:08 PM

Probably. Most PSUs have a bit of tolerance in the amount of power that can be provided, and I had a 550Ti running on a PSU with only an 18A 12V rail, though I did replace that rather quickly. However, a difference of 1A, I wouldn't worry about.
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August 16, 2012 7:51:08 PM

You must be confused. Your psu has a 32a AND a 24a rail.
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August 16, 2012 8:31:07 PM

ahmed3462 said:
I know 24a is recommended but im wondering if ill be fine.
I have a Thermaltake Tr2 600
Thanks!


is this your PSU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

then you have 48a on your 12v rail, the rail itself has been split 32a/24a

with that PSU, you would have enough power to run two GTX 550ti cards and still have some power in reserve.
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August 16, 2012 9:58:42 PM

Even though that is not a very good power supply, it should run a 550Ti just fine.
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August 16, 2012 10:21:21 PM

Deemo13 said:
Even though that is not a very good power supply, it should run a 550Ti just fine.


why is not very good?
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August 16, 2012 10:29:58 PM

ct1615 said:
why is not very good?


Sorry, should have said it differently.

Yes the PSU will work and run the 550Ti and be fine for years to come, but its not really the best name in quality in terms of PSU's. Given that he already has it though, its not going to be a problem at all.
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August 16, 2012 11:05:30 PM

Deemo13 said:
Sorry, should have said it differently.

Yes the PSU will work and run the 550Ti and be fine for years to come, but its not really the best name in quality in terms of PSU's. Given that he already has it though, its not going to be a problem at all.


be careful. it's a HEC 600w unit (most likely the one they have been re-branding for years) and I've seen it rated at 40c (although thermaltake has it at 25c). granted that unit is mediocre but capable for the OP needs (like you said) but just like cooler master, thermaltake puts junk, mediocre, and very good units onto the market. knowing which is which is can get someone a very good bargain.

the new corsair GS 800 v2 has been getting good reviews and of course has a brand name that everyone recommends

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

yet the thermaltake M 750w is modular and costs less. the best part, they are the same PSU just with a different name.

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




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