Will 400 Watt PSU be able to run Sparkle GTX 560!

ionosphere

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You need to tell us the rest of your system first.

And now, it's GTX 560, no Ti? In that case, http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560/specifications states:

Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) : 150 W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) : 450 W

You may wish to try to run it at full capacity first to see whether the rest of your system exceeds 400 W or not. Also, don't forget about capacitor aging. Your PSU can pump out less power over time. In the worse case, you may have to replace your PSU if it's getting too old.
 

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Take your GPU with it!? Normally, if your PSU could not provide sufficient power, your system should just instantly reboot itself, no?
 

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It can take the GPU through a dynamic called under voltage and or surging. Clean reliable power costs a bit of money. Buy well and you can make your money go a long way. Buy badly and you can spend a lot of time and money on unwarranted dramas.
 



Way overkill indeed, get a 80+ certified 500 or 600W or if you ever wanne sli a 750-850W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153136 ( not the best brand but still 80+ )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341048