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Gtx 560 ti PSU Question

I'm going to be building a new i7 PC next week but can get the 560 ti GPU early. Just for fun im wanting to put it in my current PC but don't think my PSU is up to it.

The details I can read on its sticker are as follows:
Brand: CWT
Model No: ISO-P500S+
Max: 405W
Peak: 505W (60S)

Not sure what the figures mean and if you need more please let me know. Currently running a Q6600 at stock speeds and a 512mb 9800gt.

Please remember this is only a temporary fixture so please don't just tell me to upgrade things, I already am, I just want to see if this will work at all and any possible risks I might be taking in doing so!

Thanks :-)
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  1. no 12v rail amperage on the unit?
  2. I really have no idea I'm afraid, but here is a picture of the label:

    http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/195/20090820222639.jpg

    Could a 560 ti work at all? I know it will not be used to nearly its full potential but hopefully a bit better than a 9800gt. Is it safe?
  3. the psu can only hold in reality 324w because of the 12v rail. also i dont know how many 6 pins are on the psu, but i dont expect it to have 2 6 pin connectors. i'd highy recommend running gpus with 1 or lower 6 pin connectors:

    low end: 550ti, 6770
    middle: 7770, 6850
    high end: 7850, soon to come 660(non ti)
  4. no way bro your psu can only handle one card i know of safely anyway.The Radeon HD 7750 is the fastest graphics card you can get right now that doesn't require an auxiliary power input; it draws all that it needs from a 16-lane PCIe slot. http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11202-00-20G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B007B5V614/ref=pd_cp_pc_1
  5. It might be able to handle a MSI Computer Corp. ATI Radeon HD7770 1020 MHz 1GB DDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Cards R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC that's it though don't press your luck please... lol http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-PCI-Express-R7770-2PMD1GD5-OC/dp/B0077POOVM/ref=pd_cp_pc_2
  6. well u can run it gtx 560ti but t ur psu will bottleneck the gpu this require 31 amp and u only have 30 at maximum u have to buy a new psu to run it
    http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=463&graphics=GeForce%20GTX%20560%20Ti
  7. I wouldn't run it on that PSU. It does not have enough amperage on the 12V rail. I would recommend a 7770 or a 6850 for your system.

    Also, is this computer only for gaming purposes? Because if so, you dont need an i7. You can go for an i5 and get a new power supply to run your more awesome card.
  8. Thanks for help guys, think I'm just gonna leave trying to put the gpu in my current build. The pc is predominantly for audio work but figure since its such high specs might as well shove a mid range gpu in there and get some games on the go ;-)

    Kinda derailing my own thread here but would be good to get your opinions on whether or not I've picked good components for intensive audio projects. I think I have from the research I have done but know nothing compared to most of you... Here are th specs:

    CPU:Intel i7 3770k
    Mobo:Asus P8Z77-V LX
    RAM:16GB Corsair 1866mhz Vengeance (2x8GB)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 Water Cooler
    HDD: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (for productions in progress)
    HDD: 2TB Sata (from old pc)
    GPU: Either 560 ti or 6950. Haven't decided!
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
    PSU: 650W Corsair TX V2

    My budget for everything minus the GPU and the 2TB HDD is around £850-£900. Any recommendations, opinions etc are more than welcome :-)

    PS A quiet PC is important, but also not willing to pay out the ass to make it as quiet as possible.

    J
  9. j_crerar said:
    Thanks for help guys, think I'm just gonna leave trying to put the gpu in my current build. The pc is predominantly for audio work but figure since its such high specs might as well shove a mid range gpu in there and get some games on the go ;-)

    Kinda derailing my own thread here but would be good to get your opinions on whether or not I've picked good components for intensive audio projects. I think I have from the research I have done but know nothing compared to most of you... Here are th specs:

    CPU:Intel i7 3770k
    Mobo:Asus P8Z77-V LX
    RAM:16GB Corsair 1866mhz Vengeance (2x8GB)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 Water Cooler
    HDD: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (for productions in progress)
    HDD: 2TB Sata (from old pc)
    GPU: Either 560 ti or 6950. Haven't decided!
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
    PSU: 650W Corsair TX V2

    My budget for everything minus the GPU and the 2TB HDD is around £850-£900. Any recommendations, opinions etc are more than welcome :-)

    PS A quiet PC is important, but also not willing to pay out the ass to make it as quiet as possible.

    J

    That's the sort of question you should take to here:- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31-322.html
  10. Done!
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