400 Cooler Master 560 ti

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cuellar02

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Hello i have a geforce gtx 560 ti coming in the mail, I used up all the money i had set aside for my pc in this gpu upgrade i was wondering if i would be able to use my current psu i have 4 gb of ddr3 ram an intel 2500k and barracuda 1tb barracuda hdd my psu is this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171042

would i be able to power up my pc with a gtx 560 ti it has 32 amps combined in the 12v rails

thanks for any feedback i would like to wait a couple months before upgrading
 

dudewitbow

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the psu only has 1 6 pin connector(560ti's require 2), and when you add amperage, if its multi rail, you cannot add them directly. its add them, then subtract a few, the subtract more for age, subtract more for non ideal testing room, then subtract more due to possible efficiency problems if the psu was not really efficient after a bit of aging.


edit: the unit also lacks active pfc which leads to more electricity ineffecientcy*
 

dudewitbow

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as a backup statement to my clause about not being to add amps directly, the psu sticker says cannot exceed 275 w on the 12v rail, so in reality it only powers 23 amps between the two rails. and that doesnt include aging.
 

anort3

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That power supply beyond being junk is not powerful enough for that card. Coolermaster and Thermaltake both should not be in the power supply business.

You want a 500 watt or better PSU from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. There are plenty of high quality units from those brands that are budget while not sacrificing quality.
 

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I suggest xfx 550w. You won't find a better combo of quality and cost per +12v amp(newegg for specs, ncix to buy):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1267

Many sites "review" power supplies, but few do it right(like hardocp, hardwaresecrets, hardwareheaven, jonnyguru,
and kitguru). This psu is both jonnyguru and kitguru recommended. Users on newegg and other pc part sites
generally seem pleased with it as well. With a 44A +12v rail(528w), it should easily handle on OCed i5 2500k, a
gtx 560ti, mobo, ram, several drives, expansion cards, case fans and usb powered devices. Most pc parts use
+12v power in one way or another, and the cpu and gpu are by far the worst culprits. A system will never pull

(inserting wall of text wedge here...)

its max wattage all at once, though. Even if you ran prime95 and Furmark at the same time, you wouldn't get
near max tdp(let alone in games). The optical may spin up at launch for drm, and the hdd/ssd will get accessed
when loading the game and the world/levels/maps, but the cpu and gpu won't really kick in until you are in the
game actually playing it. It does have "only" 1 pcie 6+2pin and 1 6pin, but you are always better off with one
powerful gpu versus two lesser ones(games may not have sli/crossfire support, you risk micro-stuttering).
 

anort3

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Ummm wrong?

ModXStream Pro 500 and 600w both get Golden awards from Hardwaresecrets.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/973

ZS 550 gets a 9+ Recommended from Jonnyguru and the ZS 650 gets a Golden from Hardwaresecrets.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=248

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZS-Series-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1361

ZX 850 gets a Golden from Hardwaresecrets and the ZX 1000 gets a 9.5+ Recommended from Jonnyguru.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZX-Series-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1204

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=238


Obviously I'm only including a few review sites here. You do know how to use the database by now right? Also obviously if a model is discontinued it's no longer sold and not relevant.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1373.htm

 
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