My beast is on the way but will my PSU be enough?

By treetops
Sep 23, 2009
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  1. The video card takes 550 watts and the power supply is 600 watts, so I want to make sure that 50 watts will be ok to run the rest of my computer. On tiger direct they say the requirements for this card is based off a computer running a i7 cpu. The beast should arrive today! Im pretty excited and I am guessing it will run with this psu, should I think about upgrading my psu? I have 2 psu's maybe I can get away with hot wiring the fans or something to a 2nd psu.


    My Psu
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_600w_stealthxstream_power_supply

    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475

    Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    Ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220371

    Cpu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

    mm minimum recommended amps for that video card is 40a that psu only goes to 36a if I understand it right


    http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers/600wchart.JPG
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    You should be just fine mate. 48A on the +12V rail is more than enough for that configuration. (580W total on the +12V rails combined; divide by 12 to get the 48A current rating)
  3. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,574   +41

    oh thank god, I cant wait for it all to arrive :)
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