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November 12, 2012 3:03:35 PM

Hello,
I need to know if an xfx pro 550w core edition will be enough to power my system:

Intel core i5 3570k
Asrock z77 pro4-m motherboard
Corsair DD3 vengeance LP 1600MHz 8gb
Nvidia gtx560 zotac
Cooler Master tx3 evo
Sandisk extreme 120gb ssd
Xigmatek Midgard II case (2x120mm fans)

I don't plan any sli/crossfire or overclocking (not for now at least, maybe some mild oc in the far future).
However I'm keeping the GPU from my old build and I'm going to upgrade sooner or later so I need a PSU which can sustain a newer mid to high end GPU.

So, given these conditions, am I fine with the xfx 550?

Thanks in advance

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November 12, 2012 4:43:38 PM

You should be just fine with the xfx pro550. It's a good 550w psu more than enough for most 1 gpu + i5 3570k oc'ed setups. Really only if you get a 7970 or maybe a gtx 680 then oc it the xfx probably wouldn't be enough.
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November 12, 2012 5:20:21 PM

you should be okay if you're staying in the 560 range of GPUs, but you're saying high end GPU, well, it will depend on how highend you wish get, at some point 550W might not cut it.
November 12, 2012 6:29:47 PM

AntiZig said:
you should be okay if you're staying in the 560 range of GPUs, but you're saying high end GPU, well, it will depend on how highend you wish get, at some point 550W might not cut it.


He could power a much better gpu than a 560. Almost any newer gpu would be fine. A gtx 660, gtx 660ti, gtx 670, hd 7850, hd 7870, hd 7950 would all be fine with the xfx pro550w. Even a hd 7970 and gtx 680 would be ok if he didn't oc them.
November 12, 2012 6:33:15 PM

strife_ff7 said:
A 6+2 connector gives you the option of connecting to a 6 pin or 8 pin so the op doesn't need an adapter.

Yeah I know, the PSU has ONE 6 pin connector. his GPU requires TWO 6 pin connectors.
November 12, 2012 6:34:43 PM

Thanks for the replies but... From the product's specs page it says the 550w has 1x6+2 pin and another six pin connector so it should be ok with the GTX560

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro...

Am I missing something?

The 650w version has 2 6+2 pin connectors and it should sustain almost every GPU I throw at it so I'd kill two birds with one stone. But it costs almost 20€ more and I'm on a budget.
Anyway I don't think I'd push myself over a GTX660ti. The 550w can handle it? I'd really don't want to buy an overkill PSU with plenty of watts I'll never use.
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November 12, 2012 6:37:50 PM

Thomas Creel said:
Yeah I know, the PSU has ONE 6 pin connector. his GPU requires TWO 6 pin connectors.

it has a 6 and 6+2 so two 6 pins are available.

edit: nevermind OP saw that . . nothing to see here move along . . .

November 12, 2012 6:38:11 PM

Zazzie said:
Thanks for the replies but... From the product's specs page it says the 550w has 1x6+2 pin and another six pin connector so it should be ok with the GTX560

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro...

Am I missing something?

The 650w version has 2 6+2 pin connectors and it should sustain almost every GPU I throw at it so I'd kill two birds with one stone. But it costs almost 20€ more and I'm on a budget.
Anyway I don't think I'd push myself over a GTX660ti. The 550w can handle it? I'd really don't want to buy an overkill PSU with plenty of watts I'll never use.


The xfx pro550 does have a 6+2 and 6 pin. It will be more than enough for a gtx 660ti.
November 12, 2012 6:45:24 PM

Ok then this settles it. 550w!
Thank you all for the help, I'm glad I asked here, you've been of great help :) 
!