My PSU and new graphics card Tags: Graphics Cards Power Graphics Last response: January 4, 2013 5:03 AM in Graphics & Displays Share vinylpusher January 3, 2013 9:54:00 PM Hello So i went and ordered a Gigabyte 7770 OC Only thing im worried about is that i currently have this PSU "ad-e500ae-a5/a6 - 500W Win Power PSU Model" Is this going to be enough to power what i have at the moment and a 7770?? I know i need to upgrade but just woundered if this would be ok or am i going to blow my system?? I have an I3 3220 processor - 8gb ram - 1 harddrive and some fans and lights on the case at the moment Thanks!!! More about : psu graphics card johnsonjohnson a b U Graphics card January 4, 2013 2:07:45 AM Hi. Any quality 500W PSU will be more than sufficient but I doubt that PSU is one of them. If don't want to keep worrying and have money to spend, I recommend replacing it. Here's a good one: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp... Or if you want a 550W version for future upgrades: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp... bak0n January 4, 2013 2:12:51 AM Even a cheap 500W psu should handle a 7770 as long as it has the 6/8 pin connector. To make sure however check the Amperage of the psu and post it. Related resources Just got a new graphics card , unsure about my PSU - Forum New graphics card and PSU - Forum Looking for new PSU and Graphics card - Forum Will PSU fit a new graphics card ? - Forum [Help!] New graphics card faulty? or PSU ? Or something else?! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ASHISH65 a c 177 U Graphics card January 4, 2013 3:00:37 AM Just post +12v ratings of psu. zander1983 a b U Graphics card January 4, 2013 3:03:53 AM any 500w PSU should be fine, just be sure to include a new PSU with your next upgrade. Preferably from Corsair, XFX or Seasonic vinylpusher January 4, 2013 4:47:39 AM Thanks the replies. The 12v1 rating is only 14A. I dont know much about psu but im guessing thats very weak Im looking at upgrading but wont hand money till next month to do so. Thanks the suggestions ASHISH65 a c 177 U Graphics card January 4, 2013 5:03:56 AM Then simply get new psu dude.if you plug that card in your pc.you psu will become kaboom.you need minimum 20a on 12v rail.That is why psu watts are not important the +12v output is more crucial Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWill these new PSU and graphics card work with my cpu? ForumNew Graphics Card And PSU Slowed Down My PC ForumComputer crash after new graphics card/psu install ForumNew graphics card + PSU in current system, need opinions? ForumNew Graphics Card 500W PSU ForumWhy wont my new radeon 6770 hd graphics card work with 600 watt psu ForumNew Graphics card / PSU Question ( PSU details included) Forumnew system psu advice really needed and graphics card advice too ForumNo Video Signal after new PSU and graphics cards ForumNew Graphics Card and PSU , Computer shuts down. ForumFaulty psu or graphics card ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumThis PSU Work with this Graphics Card ? ForumBest Graphics Card for a 500w PSU? ForumIs this PSU sufficient for this graphics card? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !