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SupernovaIIX November 28, 2011 09:41 PM

Power Supply Video Card Support
 
Would I be able to hook up (Theoretically) a GTX 580 with my OCZ ZS 550W, It has the 1-6 pin, and 1-6+2 pin on the +12V Rail, 38A, Max Combined Power - 456W

Avenger212 November 28, 2011 10:16 PM

I say you might be pushing that power supply a bit. Consider buying something like a Quality 650watt power supply.

SupernovaIIX November 28, 2011 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Avenger212 (Post 573648)
I say you might be pushing that power supply a bit. Consider buying something like a Quality 650watt power supply.

I know, I was just saying theoretically I got a OCZ ZS 550W for 34.99, It was a deal I couldn't pass up. I know that it should be able to handle the new HD 7000 series considering they are suppose to be more energy efficient. :)

Avenger212 November 28, 2011 10:58 PM

I am sure that it will be able to handle the 7000 series mid range cards. But I highly doubt it will handle the high end cards, which I have been waiting for to replace my 5970.

SupernovaIIX November 28, 2011 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Avenger212 (Post 573656)
I am sure that it will be able to handle the 7000 series mid range cards. But I highly doubt it will handle the high end cards, which I have been waiting for to replace my 5970.

AMD's Website Says it requires a Minimum 550W PSU :P

AMD Radeon

I was just curious. Thank you very much for your feedback. Much appreciated.

mo' power November 29, 2011 03:06 AM

I would not even think of using that power supply in my system. Many other forum members would agree as well. I would suggest using a more trustworthy psu from a reliable manufacturer. If you pay $35 for a psu, you get what you pay for. I've heard too many horror stories about low quality psu's crapping out and taking other components with it.

Avenger212 November 29, 2011 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by mo' power (Post 573683)
I would not even think of using that power supply in my system. Many other forum members would agree as well. I would suggest using a more trustworthy psu from a reliable manufacturer. If you pay $35 for a psu, you get what you pay for. I've heard too many horror stories about low quality psu's crapping out and taking other components with it.

I was thinking of saying that in a kind a nice way, but you got the ball.

Bond007 November 29, 2011 04:31 AM

Technically you could do it. But I doubt you would find anyone around here will to pay that much for a video card and that little for a PSU and run it. At that price its still a decent PSU that can run a mid range system, but I would never try running it near max spec. long term.

SupernovaIIX November 29, 2011 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mo' power (Post 573683)
I would not even think of using that power supply in my system. Many other forum members would agree as well. I would suggest using a more trustworthy psu from a reliable manufacturer. If you pay $35 for a psu, you get what you pay for. I've heard too many horror stories about low quality psu's crapping out and taking other components with it.

From what I heard, OCZ is a very good company. And the PSU is 35 dollars after, a 21 dollar discount, and 20 dollar MIR. It normally is suppose to be 75.99

GT7R November 29, 2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SupernovaIIX (Post 573630)
Would I be able to hook up (Theoretically) a GTX 580 with my OCZ ZS 550W, It has the 1-6 pin, and 1-6+2 pin on the +12V Rail, 38A, Max Combined Power - 456W

Personally I wouldn't even think about doing so. As others here have stated, got yourself a quality 650W and let your hardware live for another day ;)


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