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December 8, 2012 12:24:49 AM

Just a simple question...

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... I used this site to determine my PSU power to SLI two GTX 560 Ti
Recommended usage was 548W

I've got a corsair 600W should I boost up the power supply to 700W, or keep it as is not to over power the computer? I wouldn't say I would be playing games for more than an hour a day, maybe 5 hours a week.

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a b Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 12:46:49 AM

650W is recommended but you might be o.k. i wouldn't risk it but to each his/her own.
December 8, 2012 1:05:41 AM

You might be able to run it, but if you can, it'll be running at near 100%, which is something that you wouldn't want happening all the time. You always want headroom, as PSU's slowly degrade. Maybe your 600W is now only pushing out 590W, as that comes with age. Also running it at close to 100% all the time will make the fan and itself die alot quicker.
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December 8, 2012 3:21:12 PM

Hmmmm... Good point jj1217. I'm assuming too much to ask if there's a program that you can download to run how much power your PSU has?

Should I dish out the money to be on the safe side and get a 700W? As I said I don't game a lot and I've had this PC custom built for a year.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 3:29:27 PM

700w is more than enough, a good 620w PSU will also work. :whistle: 
a b Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 3:31:22 PM

Mousemonkey said:
700w is more than enough, a good 620w PSU will also work. :whistle: 
for sli 560 ti a 620w :??:  well if mousemonkey says it will work i believe him.
a b Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 3:59:45 PM

bigcyco1 said:
for sli 560 ti a 620w :??:  well if mousemonkey says it will work i believe him.

He doesn't just say it, he knows it
Mousemonkey said:
Not a brilliant picture I know.



a c 168 Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 4:01:30 PM

bigcyco1 said:
for sli 560 ti a 620w :??:  well if mousemonkey says it will work i believe him.


It's true.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 4:03:43 PM

delluser1 said:
He doesn't just say it, he knows it

Snap! :lol: 
a b Î Nvidia
December 8, 2012 4:37:46 PM

delluser1 said:
He doesn't just say it, he knows it
:lol:  o.k. ;) 
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