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600W for GTX 580

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November 29, 2012 9:28:13 AM

Hello guys, I have this system right now:

HIGH-POWER PERFORMANCE 600W
GIGABYTE 870A-USB3 Rev 3.1
AMD PHENOM II X4 B55
GIGABYTE GTX 460 768 MB
And two sata HDDs

And I'm thinking to switch to 580 in a week or about, just started to wonder If my PSU would be able to handle 580?

http://www.highpower-tech.com/eng/product_page.php?clas...

Here are the specs. There is that 42 amp thing but I'm not sure how I can understand it. It says +12V1=25A, +12V2=25A so it makes 50A combined but still not sure about it.

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a c 306 U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 2:59:44 AM

That will be taking your PSU near the max when gaming gets stressed. The GTX 580 requires 244W maxed out. That relates to 20.3A on the +12V rails along with the 125W unlocked Phenom II. Add another 10A for it. (plus other +12V devices drawing amps) Running a PSU above 80% is generally not recommended for best efficiency. Your PSU will probably be able to "handle" the card OK, but I would recommend upgrading the PSU as soon as possible.
December 3, 2012 8:34:45 AM

clutchc said:
That will be taking your PSU near the max when gaming gets stressed. The GTX 580 requires 244W maxed out. That relates to 20.3A on the +12V rails along with the 125W unlocked Phenom II. Add another 10A for it. (plus other +12V devices drawing amps) Running a PSU above 80% is generally not recommended for best efficiency. Your PSU will probably be able to "handle" the card OK, but I would recommend upgrading the PSU as soon as possible.

Well, that's what I'll do. Appreciate your help!
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 8:47:10 AM

Hey dude get look over the new GTX 600 Series. GTX 660 Ti or 7950 will outperform that GTX 580.
Look for them, if in your budget.
December 3, 2012 8:49:55 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Hey dude get look over the new GTX 600 Series. GTX 660 Ti or 7950 will outperform that GTX 580.
Look for them, if in your budget.

Well, I looked over them and I would like to buy them but this even this 580 is used. So, I don't think I can afford even a use 660 Ti :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 8:52:53 AM

If thats the case, then go for gtx 580. It will be awesome.
December 3, 2012 8:53:56 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
If thats the case, then go for gtx 580. It will be awesome.

Thanks for the support! :D 
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