Will my PSU be powerful enough for 560ti?

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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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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!

    Anonymous 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
  4. It should work i would replace it a.s.a.p. though not use it for a year to much a risk
  5. http://www.hwcompare.com/12054/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7850/

    Just a quick reference how theoretically how much power it will use.

    P.s Cool so your not adding another I thought so, then yeah im going to say there's a good chance that it will work.
  6. 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.
  7. Mousemonkey said:
    That spec list is probably running around the 300-320w mark so you should be OK.
    +1
  8. 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)
  9. Also, forgot to ask, what are the risks of running a crap PSU?
  10. 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 ;)
  11. If you'd like to know who manufactures a certain power supply, here is a chart and instructions that you can use to look it up:

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
  12. 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.
  13. Wow, thanks to everyone for the help and advice! I'll let you know how it goes when my 560ti arrives

    Thanks again
  14. Your very welcome!Sounds good!
  15. 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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