Is 450 watts enough for a nvidia gtx 560 non ti graphics card?

Im getting a nvidia gtx 560 non ti graphics card to play battlefield 3 on. My power supply is only 450 watts. Is that enough to power my new graphics card?
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  1. brodyman101 said:
    Im getting a nvidia gtx 560 non ti graphics card to play battlefield 3 on. My power supply is only 450 watts. Is that enough to power my new graphics card?

    Hello my friend,
    the quality of the psu is always more important than the amount of wattage.
    what's your psu brand?
  2. aliromy70 said:
    Hello my friend,
    the quality of the psu is always more important than the amount of wattage.
    what's your psu brand?


    Im not sure what brand it is because there is nothing on the psu, it just has 450 watts writin on the side of it.
  3. What are the +12V rail(s) info?
  4. Your power requirements needed for the non-TI version of the GTX 560:

    Quote:
    Thermal and Power Specs:
    99 CMaximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
    150 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
    450 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)
    Two 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors
  5. We need more info on your PSU otherwise I'm going to have to recommend you get a new psu
  6. If you have a power supply with nothing but 450w written on the side it's very likely a piece of junk. There should be a sticker on the side with voltage information. Post those numbers.
  7. sorry guys, thats the only thing on the entire psu. The computer was custom built so thats why. I dont know the brand but i dont even know what rails are?
  8. Open your case and look at the power supply, it should show the information on it.

    Where did you buy this PC from?
  9. edogawa said:
    Open your case and look at the power supply, it should show the information on it.

    Where did you buy this PC from?


    I had it custom built by a friend, he put the parts i needed to run my programs at the time, theres nothing on the entire psu
  10. I'd suggest getting another PSU then. Tom's hardware once bought power supplies without stickers to test. That's their result:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html
  11. Sunius said:
    I'd suggest getting another PSU then. Tom's hardware once bought power supplies without stickers to test. That's their result:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html


    Thats what mine looks like :o . What psu would you recommend for me?
  12. This one is a very decent unit:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    It's $49.99 after rebates, and that's what I suggest getting, because it's not only good, but pretty cheap too.
  13. Sunius said:
    This one is a very decent unit:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    It's $49.99 after rebates, and that's what I suggest getting, because it's not only good, but pretty cheap too.


    Will this support my i3 processor, gpu, and 8 gb ram?
  14. Nvidia recommends a 520w power supply for a system with a single GTX 560.

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

    That assumes a "generic" ( junk ) brand power supply.

    The Corsair CX line is good but for around the same price you can get a much better unit that is fully modular.

    $59.99 after rebate + an extra 20% off with code PCPBTS15 good until 8/26 makes this an amazing deal. It's made by Seasonic ( a very good thing ) and very highly rated.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035

    Even though the PC Power and Cooling and Corsair are both rated as 500w models the PC Power and Cooling unit is stronger as it supplies 38 amps on the 12v rail and the Corsair only supplies 34 amps. The 12v rail is where a modern computer draws almost all the power it needs. The PC Power and Cooling model is also 80+ Bronze rated so is slightly more efficient than the 80+ rated Corsair.
  15. I agree with the above, if you live in US it's very worth getting that power supply before the $20 off deal ends.
  16. anort3 said:
    Nvidia recommends a 520w power supply for a system with a single GTX 560.

    That's the RTX reccomendation
    Nvidia's "minimum requirement" is 450 watts
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications
  17. delluser1 said:
    That's the RTX reccomendation
    Nvidia's "minimum requirement" is 450 watts
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications


    Good catch. It's just such a handy list I forget that it's not always identical to what the manufacturers recommend. :D


    The power supply I recommended above is still a great choice for a great price OP.
  18. I'd get a Corsair TX 650 v2 which will last for a few upgrades if the PC P&C isn't available.
  19. Smeg45 said:
    I'd get a Corsair TX 650 v2 which will last for a few upgrades if the PC P&C isn't available.



    I agree with smeg, this power supply seems like a good choice.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Performance-CP-9020002-NA/dp/B005E98I0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345846325&sr=8-1&keywords=Corsair+TX+650+v2
  20. For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.
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