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Old November 25, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Default Silverstone Element 500W + EVGA GTX 280

Simple question, will this power supply support this video card with these specs:

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Old November 25, 2011, 09:15 PM
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I don't think the Element was a great platform.
Wouldn't try it myself even though Silverstone does usually use good platforms.

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Old November 25, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I don't think the Element was a great platform.
Wouldn't try it myself even though Silverstone does usually use good platforms.

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So it doesn't support the GTX 280? You didn't really answer my question..
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Old November 25, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Old November 26, 2011, 06:15 AM
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I used what you had there, do you have cpu overclocked? if you are running your cpu overlcocked you may run into an issue down the road, but if you are cpu is not clocked then you should be fine!
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Old November 26, 2011, 06:30 AM
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So it doesn't support the GTX 280? You didn't really answer my question..
Sorry, I realize that now. Yes you can wire it in there and run it.
I just personally wouldn't. Not on that particular one.

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Old November 26, 2011, 07:15 AM
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I think it will power your rig. But you are pretty much pushing it to the limit, which is never a good thing with a power supply. A 600-650 w unit would be better in terms of efficiency and would not run at almost 100% of it's rating.
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Old November 26, 2011, 07:16 AM
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Sorry, I realize that now. Yes you can wire it in there and run it.
I just personally wouldn't. Not on that particular one.

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I used what you had there, do you have cpu overclocked? if you are running your cpu overlcocked you may run into an issue down the road, but if you are cpu is not clocked then you should be fine!
The website you gave me tells me my system will produce 431W. My Silverstone only produces 36Ax12V=432W... that's cutting it close wouldn't you say?

Also, no, I won't be overclocking.

Edit: My power supply doesn't have a secondary EPS 8-pin plug (which I assume you need for this card). Is it still able to be wired up to it somehow?
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Edit: My power supply doesn't have a secondary EPS 8-pin plug (which I assume you need for this card). Is it still able to be wired up to it somehow?

the EPS 8-pin plug is for CPU's don't mix with PCI-E for polarity is reversed, don't use adapters to fit video card with EPS 8-pin plug




PCI-E is for video card

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Old November 26, 2011, 07:27 AM
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the EPS 8-pin plug is for dual CPU's don't mix with PCI-E for polarity is reversed
yep and most cards come with 8 pin pcie to molex adaptors, that require 8pin pcie connection

EDIT: it is also recommended to run a 280 on 550 watt psu.

In short, you can run it, but long term no one will agree and it may cause damage in the future. You will be running your psu to the max or close to the max and for a psu that is never good. You wanna run your psu around 60-80 percent at full load for stability etc.
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