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Old April 16, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Default coolermaster elite 460w enough for nvidia gtx 550ti?

i was wondering if my psu can handle that graphic card
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Old April 16, 2011, 03:09 PM
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That PSU is actually internally identical to the Sparkle 400W, Coolermaster overates their PSUs like a lot of manufacturers do. It's a good unit, but you only have ~300W on the 12V so don't do anything beyond intense gaming. Stuff like CPU+GPU folding would not be recommended.
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Old April 16, 2011, 05:01 PM
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so would an intel duo core e8200 and a gtx 550ti with that psu be stable enough to run?
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You should be ok as long as you don't have a bunch of hard drives too.
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Old April 16, 2011, 06:45 PM
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You should be fine, though as already mention, it is not the best PSU around. If you haven't already bought the 550Ti, then don't. There are better graphics cards for the money (gtx 460 768mb is around same price and is much faster).
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and takes more juice!!! :)
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Old April 17, 2011, 11:14 AM
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I would not use anything from Cooler Master when it comes to PSU's.

I'm find with their cases, coolers, fans, just not those.

Get something else, like a Corsair CX430/500. Much better PSU for very little additional cost.

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if you go the above router, get the cx400,better built. not that the 430 is bad :)
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Yes I agree with others that you should at least fork out a little bit more for a quality PSU like the Corsair CX400/CX430. If you bought the CM under some circumstances I would say never mind but if you have a choice that has not been made yet it would be better to get a better PSU from a well known brand.
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