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Will my PSU be powerful enough for 560ti?

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September 16, 2012 10:50:58 AM

Hello,
I've recently built a new PC whilst trying to save as much money as possible. After i got my PSU, i came on here to see what other people have said about it and it turns out that the majority of you think its terrible. It only cost me £25 as it was on sale so i thought i'd bite the bullet as it has 2 PCI-e cables and it says that it pushed out 36a on the 12v rail which i thought would be more than enough for a 560ti.
Anyway, can you let me know if it would be able to run a 560ti, as well as the other components in my PC?

PSU: Cooler Master GX Lite 500w
CPU: i5 2500k (Overclocked to 4.4)
CPU Cooler: Freezer Pro 7 rev.2
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-v PRO
GPU: Gigabyte 560ti OC
RAM: 8gb Corsair VengeanceLP
Storage 1: Crucial m4 128gb SSD
Storage 2: Maxtor 200gb 5400rpm HDD
Storage 3: WD 500gb 5400rpm HDD
Other: 2 120mm fans, 1 80mm LED fan

I am running it at the moment without the GPU and all is well.

I apologise if this is in the wrong section!

Thank you in advance for your help

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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:13:02 AM

Your power supply Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:13:48 AM

I think you should be good to go for a 560ti, if there are any problems then get a new PSU wont be a big deal considering you got the psu for cheap.
btw in your system specs you have GPU: Gigabyte 560ti OC in there
now im confused are you trying to SLI or is that the card your talking about here?
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September 16, 2012 11:26:39 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Your power supply Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


I understand that its not a recommended PSU, hence the question. I didn't realize this until after i purchased it. I thought it was a bargain!

snipersam15 said:
I think you should be good to go for a 560ti, if there are any problems then get a new PSU wont be a big deal considering you got the psu for cheap.
btw in your system specs you have GPU: Gigabyte 560ti OC in there
now im confused are you trying to SLI or is that the card your talking about here?


Thanks for the reassurance. I only got it because i'm on a VERY tight budget, being a student and all. The PSU will only be temporary for maybe a year or less
Sorry for the confusion, it is just the single 560ti:
http://www.gigabyte.us/News/981/GV-N560OC-1GI.jpg

I am planning on a possible SLI in a couple of years, but obviously i'll have a much better PSU by then
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:29:35 AM

It should work i would replace it a.s.a.p. though not use it for a year to much a risk
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:31:18 AM

ImpactUK said:
I understand that its not a recommended PSU, hence the question. I didn't realize this until after i purchased it. I thought it was a bargain!



Thanks for the reassurance. I only got it because i'm on a VERY tight budget, being a student and all. The PSU will only be temporary for maybe a year or less
Sorry for the confusion, it is just the single 560ti:
http://www.gigabyte.us/News/981/GV-N560OC-1GI.jpg

I am planning on a possible SLI in a couple of years, but obviously i'll have a much better PSU by then

That spec list is probably running around the 300-320w mark so you should be OK.
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:32:41 AM

Mousemonkey said:
That spec list is probably running around the 300-320w mark so you should be OK.
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September 16, 2012 11:33:45 AM

So if i do the math right...
170 / 12 = 14a
14a + 15a = 29a
So hopefully, even under load when its not pushing the full 36a, i should be okay?

I'm going to try my best to get another one ASAP. I've read that SeaSonic are a great brand, are they worth the money? (They also they have a badass name)
September 16, 2012 11:34:32 AM

Also, forgot to ask, what are the risks of running a crap PSU?
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:37:59 AM

ImpactUK said:
So if i do the math right...
170 / 12 = 14a
14a + 15a = 29a
So hopefully, even under load when its not pushing the full 36a, i should be okay?

I'm going to try my best to get another one ASAP. I've read that SeaSonic are a great brand, are they worth the money? (They also they have a badass name)
Seasonic is the best imo but you can't just judge by brand there is allot more to it you could get a xfx sometimes cheaper those are all built by seasonic ;) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:44:20 AM

ImpactUK said:
Also, forgot to ask, what are the risks of running a crap PSU?
to many worse case kill your whole rig though unlikely very possible.
September 16, 2012 11:50:08 AM

Wow, thanks to everyone for the help and advice! I'll let you know how it goes when my 560ti arrives

Thanks again
a c 185 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 11:51:12 AM

Your very welcome!Sounds good!
October 10, 2012 4:51:48 PM

Just a quick update, had the card for about 3 weeks now and not had any issues at all!
i5 OC'd to 4.4Ghz and PSU isn't struggling just yet. Still looking for another one, though.
Thank you for everyones help!
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