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September 16, 2012 1:27:14 AM

Can i power a nvidia GTX260 with e SEASONIC SS-300ET PSU
Its +12v 24a,active PFC and 80+Bronze :sweat: 

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September 16, 2012 1:43:06 AM

juanjostorreshernndez said:
Can i power a nvidia GTX260 with e SEASONIC SS-300ET PSU
Its +12v 24a,active PFC and 80+Bronze :sweat: 


For a single GeForce GTX 260 GPU NVIDIA recommends a 500W unit with 36A on the 12V rail.

If I were you I would go with at least a 550watt Branded PSU.

So NO it won't power it..
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September 16, 2012 1:45:07 AM

That's a really good power supply, but it wont be able to power the GTX260. You could get a card with a lower power draw that would work that is newer and faster, like the Radeon HD7770 or the GTX650.
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September 16, 2012 2:05:40 AM

Thanks for responding so quick, the problem is i have a discution wih a friend of mine.he is telling me, his PSU is beter than mine (he has an ASUS with this specs +12v1 18a -+12v2 18a, it has 22a max and 288w max combined output,its not certified PSU and i gess pasive PFC because it has the 110,220v switch, BUT ITs POWERING A GIGABYTE GTX260 for about a hole year , he plays Crysis and all kind of games. NOW im sure my PSU is beter(+12v1 17a-+12v2 17a )24a 288w max on +12v) plus beter Brand,80+bronze and active PFC
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September 16, 2012 2:09:50 AM

juanjostorreshernndez said:
Can i power a nvidia GTX260 with e SEASONIC SS-300ET PSU
Its +12v 24a,active PFC and 80+Bronze :sweat: 

What are the rest of your specs ?
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September 16, 2012 2:12:49 AM

ASUS doesnt make power supplies that I know of. On max load the 260 uses 178W. That's pushing it for something with 24a max on the 12V. At that point it depends on the processor.
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September 16, 2012 2:19:52 AM

this is my KIT
Corei52310
Gigabyte B75M-D3V
4GB 2x2gb KingstonHiperblue
80GB SEAGATE SATAx1
80mm Chasis FANx1

and his kit is
dual core E5700
MSI G41
80GB SATAx1

thanks for the help
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September 16, 2012 2:26:23 AM

ASUS does make PSUs and are really heavy ,how can i put a picture to show you
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September 16, 2012 2:31:44 AM

Your friend has a time bomb and has had an extraordinary long run of luck, when that PSU goes(and it will) its very likely the system will be close if not a complete loss. He is running low power parts but still has to be close of not over the psu's max and they don't run very long in that state.
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September 16, 2012 2:32:26 AM

juanjostorreshernndez said:
this is my KIT
Corei52310
Gigabyte B75M-D3V
4GB 2x2gb KingstonHiperblue
80GB SEAGATE SATAx1
80mm Chasis FANx1

and his kit is
dual core E5700
MSI G41
80GB SATAx1

thanks for the help


SeaSonic power supplies are the best of the best. Unfortunately the TDP (I believe that NVidia uses average power draw, not peak) of the GTX260 is over 200 watts. Combined with the power draw of your CPU, chipset, hard drives, etc... the load on your 12 volt rail during gaming conditions will exceed that recommended by SeaSonic. It will probably run, but it will be putting more strain on that PSU than it was designed to take.

If you haven't yet made a purchase decision I would recommend the GeForce GT 640. It's 4 several generations newer, just as powerful, and draws only 75 watts.

Alternatively you could get something along the lines of an AMD Radeon HD 7770 which has very similar performance characteristics.
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September 16, 2012 2:40:03 AM

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September 16, 2012 3:16:50 AM

I'm not really into using adapters full time, and if running Prime and Furmark together
you'll really be pushing it, but under normal loads, including gaming, it would work

A former member ( invisik ) had been running a pair of overclocked 260's with an overclocked Q6600 on a 34a/500w Seasonic built Antec for about 3 years before he stopped posting ( search "antec 500 review" )

I put a few 2310 systems together a few weeks back, using the same power supply, with a GTS450OC in the system it was drawing 265w from the wall while running Prime and Furmark


Power draw of a stock GTX260 is around 55 watts higher than a Gigabyte GTS450OC
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/nvidia_geforce_gts_450_tes...

There's some power consumption figures here
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1845/14/
They use an HD6950, as big a power hog as the GTX260
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/amd_radeon_hd_6970_6950_ca...

Power consumption of an I5-2310 would be in between the I3-2100 and I7-2600K

This place has become a "just say no" forum due to lack of knowledge of actual power consumption and the "don't exceed 50% of capacity for optimal efficiency and extended psu life" mantra
If you decide to do it, it needs to be your choice based on facts, not fantasy
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September 16, 2012 3:38:08 AM

delluser1 said:
I'm not really into using adapters full time, and if running Prime and Furmark together
you'll really be pushing it, but under normal loads, including gaming, it would work

A former member ( invisik ) had been running a pair of overclocked 260's with an overclocked Q6600 on a 34a/500w Seasonic built Antec for about 3 years before he stopped posting ( search "antec 500 review" )

I put a few 2310 systems together a few weeks back, using the same power supply, with a GTS450OC in the system it was drawing 265w from the wall while running Prime and Furmark
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/contrvlr/SDC10711.jpg

Power draw of a stock GTX260 is around 55 watts higher than a Gigabyte GTS450OC
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/nvidia_geforce_gts_450_tes...

There's some power consumption figures here
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1845/14/
They use an HD6950, as big a power hog as the GTX260
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2010/amd_radeon_hd_6970_6950_ca...

Power consumption of an I5-2310 would be in between the I3-2100 and I7-2600K

This place has become a "just say no" forum due to lack of knowledge of actual power consumption and the "don't exceed 50% of capacity for optimal efficiency and extended psu life" mantra
If you decide to do it, it needs to be your choice based on facts, not fantasy



Woooo you really work with facts, I think a HD7770 would be fine for me, thanks for using your knowledge on this forum
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September 16, 2012 10:01:32 AM

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