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

By treetops
Sep 23, 2009
  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

    Video Card


    Hard Drive




    mm minimum recommended amps for that video card is 40a that psu only goes to 36a if I understand it right
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    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 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,073   +219

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