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EVGA GTX 670 FTW on eXtreme Power Plus 500W

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January 22, 2013 10:42:14 AM

Hey Everyone! :hello: 

Finally I got hands on my EVGA GTX 670 FTW ( http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-367... )

And I wanted to check it on my system. But right now I am not sure about my PSU... I will be upgrading to something better soon, but is it OK to test it out on my current PSU? like, is there no risk? If it will melt my GPU then I will just wait for my new PSU....

This is my current PSU http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738


Current PC specs and everything on stock with no overclock:

Intel DH55hc
Core i7 870
8GB Ram(4 sticks)
2 TB Seagate Baracuda hard drive
1 60 GB Kingston SSD boot drive


January 22, 2013 11:10:24 AM

You're fine.
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January 22, 2013 12:31:35 PM

omnisome said:
You're fine.


For long time? Or I can just check only ?

Also, lets wait and see what others have to say.
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January 22, 2013 12:47:22 PM

Per EVGA, it's min requirements is 500 watt PSU anyway.

Your 12V Rails have enough amperage also.


Performance

NVIDIA GTX 670
1344 CUDA Cores
1006 MHz GPU
1084 MHz Boost Clock
Memory

4096 MB, 256 bit
6008 MHz (effective)
192.26 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
Interface

PCI-E 3.0 16x
DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, Display-Port
SLI Capable
Resolution & Refresh

240Hz Max Refresh Rate
Max Analog : 2048x1536
Max Digital : 2560x1600 (Dual Link DVI Only)
Operating System Support

Windows 8 32/64bit
Windows 7 32/64bit
Windows Vista 32/64bit
Windows XP 32/64bit
Requirements

Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.)
Two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles
Total Power Draw : 170 Watts
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January 22, 2013 3:27:07 PM

It requires 30 Amps on +12v My PSU have 18 Amps on 2 rails..... Are you sure it has enough juice?
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 3:48:35 PM

In theory it will work.but dual rail is not always better.i will simply get new 550-600w psu.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 3:50:08 PM

Cm psus are bad.i would strongly suggesting you to get corsair,antec,seasonic 550w psu.
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January 22, 2013 3:55:31 PM

Yeah, but is it Ok to just like use it with my PSU for month and upgrade later?

Or It involves too much risk of damaging my card?
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January 22, 2013 3:57:21 PM

p.s I will not do any overclocking..
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 3:59:14 PM

+1 on the Coolermaster extreme 500w not being ideal. It will work, for a while. But you are stressing it, the CM "extreme" is really not good at all...

Get a reliable 550w PSU.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 4:08:39 PM

You are getting high end card-gtx 670.just think that if your psu fails to deliver power to gtx 670 then your psu will become kaboom and it might take gpu with it.In just one second your $400 gpu money is gone in air.
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January 22, 2013 4:18:15 PM

ASHISH65 said:
You are getting high end card-gtx 670.just think that if your psu fails to deliver power to gtx 670 then your psu will become kaboom and it might take gpu with it.In just one second your $400 gpu money is gone in air.



I already have this baby in my hand... and it didn't just cost me just $400.... This monster took $640+ for me... as I had it ship from US to Pakistan... Damn! those duty taxes and all :\
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 4:21:36 PM

Ok 640 dollars is big money yaar.just upgrade to new psu
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January 22, 2013 4:25:26 PM

Alright guys, I think I shouldn't be taking risk with this Card. Will only hook it up when I get new PSU...

Thanks everyone for the prompt responses :) 
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January 22, 2013 4:26:11 PM

Best answer selected by bluegold316.
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January 22, 2013 4:40:16 PM

@Ashish : How to close this thread? lol
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 4:50:33 PM

It will be closed by a moderator soon enough, if you want you can report to a moderator or unflag it to not receive notifications.
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January 22, 2013 4:52:39 PM

Oh, ok. Was just asking if there was any option at my side.

Mousemonkey will do it, right? I see him doing that all the time :D 
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a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 5:00:31 PM

Yip, he is one of the moderators in the graphics forum.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 5:03:10 PM

;) 
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