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gtx770/r9 280x on 580 watt psu?

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  1. coreyzie New Member

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    hi,i got a 580 watt psu from gigabyte,just little bit unsure is it enough to powering these card and the spec are on the image below

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    and here are the rest of my system specs

    CPU : AMD FX-6300
    MOBO : GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P
    RAM : KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600mhz
    GPU : ASUS HD7750
    PSU : GIGABYTE HERCULES X 580

    as far as i know these card has a tdp around 230-250 watt..plus my psu has a two 6+2 pci-e
    connectors but still,im not so sure..
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    You should be fine if the PSU is of decent quality, those numbers for the 12V1 and 2 are quite good, but if it's a cheap-o PSU and those are overrated specs...you will not appreciate the results. :toast:
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    will it be okay for single gpu setup?or should i get better psu?
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    Again, it depends on your PSU...give us more specs. Make/Model would be a good start. If it's a decent PSU, it'll handle a single card no problem.

    As I said before the spec sticker is good..but if it's a crap brand or a cheap-o-rated unit...don't expect those specs to be worth much and you might have issues.

    Edit: Just saw the GB Hercules...ya you should be okay.
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    You are more than fine for any of the choices you have listed. I've seen higher cards run on less power.
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    Your system might use 400w. But probably less

    How good of a PSU is GIGABYTE HERCULES X 580? Not sure. There is not very many reviews on it but it doesn't look good

    The 7750? No its more like 60w Where did you get that info?
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    I concur with Jetster, the wattage is more than fine.

    But, I couldn't find any info on the OEM of your PSU and I have the distinct feeling it's a POS.

    A PSU is not a component you want to roll the dice with, so I'd pick up a better unit if I were you.
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    You are fine and will even have headroom. I'm running my 280X from a RM550 (though all of those 550 come from the 12V rail), which I believe could power 2x770 in SLI.
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    I just slapped a GTX570 into my G/F's rig to convert it into a more serious gaming rig for the boys. It's got an i3-2105 (w/HT) @ stock, ,4GB DDR3 1600, 2 HDD's, 1 DVD and now this GTX 570 1280MB, all running off of a Corsair CX430 without issue. I ran about 6 hours of OCCT PSU test, and while the PSU did exhaust pretty warm air it was never excessively hot. The card gets pretty toasty itself, but it's got the reference-style cooler so it exhausts its hot air out.

    Just figured I would share that with anyone that's curious. I put this rig through some serious testing and it hasn't given any sign of weakness or instability. I'm not sure what the 570 consumes vs a GTX770...I suppose I could always try my 770 in her rig at some point after this week (finals week).

    I built that rig 2-3 years ago now...all new parts, it's been a solid performer and really the iGPU had me most impressed... a 100% OC (I have a CM cooler on it..212 style but the model below that..TX4 I think, CPU never goes above 50C)...most of the kids' games played fine at 1080p...but the 570 I purchased used was a solid deal...and now it's a gaming rig just like that.

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    Mate, im running an a 130w cpu with 2x 290s and the watts get to about 600w.

    Im pretty sure you will be fine!
    I'm guessing he's talking about a 770GTX/R9 280x matey.

    Yes Jester is right in saying that your PSU might not be that reliable. But.....

    I'm using a 130w CPU and 2x 290 and I juice a little over 600w.

    I'm pretty sure your PSU can handle it.

    Cheers.
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    Disregard my response to this thread. I read everything but the title.

    My only input is get a different PSU

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