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How do I know what power supply I need for video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vette8182, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. vette8182

    vette8182 Thread Starter

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    I am looking at this video card. MSI N560GTX-448 Twin Frozr III PE OC GeForce GTX 560Ti 1.2GB. What kind of power is necessary for this card?
     
  2. NICK G

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    NVIDIA recommends a 550 Watt power supply for proper operation of a single card but I'd use 650 or 750.
    Have fun.:)
     
  3. vette8182

    vette8182 Thread Starter

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    My current one is 700, so I should be good
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Maybe yes and maybe no. A wattage rating is about the last thing to consider when evaluating a pw supply. The quality of the mfg, the amp ratings on given rails, and the temp at which the unit was tested are all VERY important items to consider.

    You can have a 350W seasonic pw supply that outperforms a cheap 550W raidmax or other low quality unit.
     
  5. vette8182

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    What do you think of this power supply: Amazon.com has 950W PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 80PLUS Silver Certified Power Supply (PPCMK2S950) for $119.99 - $10 when you "clip" coupon on product page - $20 rebate = $89.99. Shipping is free. Thanks EVO-IC & Selma
     
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    I don't know if crjdriver is online right now, but that is a very good PSU and a good deal.
     
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