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ipaine September 6, 2012 10:22 AM

Power supply requirements
Ok I have a quick question that I can not seem to find a proper response for on the interwebs.

I need to know what the power supply requirements are for a Asus ENGTX570 DirectCU II. I have only found on one review and would like to know if it is correct. The one review on legitreviews states that it needs a 550W PSU. Can anyone confirm or deny that?

I have a older machine here at work that they want to stick this card into, but it only has a 430W antec with 17A on the 12V. I doubt it is powerful enough and I just want to be sure.


Dzzope September 6, 2012 10:36 AM

I wouldn't put it in an older machine full stop (depending on your definition of older)

And 430 might just run it but you would be on the very edge... Psu bump would be needed IMO..

maverick_brent September 6, 2012 10:50 AM

what are the specs of this old machine...depending on those it might be pointless to put that card into it

Soultribunal September 6, 2012 11:03 AM

Depending on teh machine it might not be worth it as other have stated, but a Quality 550W should suffice for that card. I ran a heck of a lot monre on a 650W and my APC showed only 400.


ipaine September 6, 2012 12:17 PM

I honestly can't remember the full specs for the machine but I think it is around a q6600. Also this is not for games or anything of the sort. They are using it for some 3D work with regards to satellite imagery. It is a card that was pulled out of a different machine that got a quardro card and they were hoping to put it into this system. I think I will have to recommend that they get a new psu before I put it into the machine. They didn't want to spend more but it is only a psu so not that much.

Soultribunal September 6, 2012 12:23 PM

Probably safe bet. At least thats my thoughts.


BryceBooth September 6, 2012 12:27 PM

GeForce.com lists a minimum system power requirement of 550W for the GTX 670, a quality 550-650 PSU should be enough.

Bond007 September 6, 2012 12:48 PM

It may run on that psu, but I would not recommend it or do it myself.I would recommend 550w min, but would choose a 620-650w for long term use.

Dzzope September 6, 2012 03:07 PM

Get the cheapest (quality) psu you can find that is over the 550W mark..
XFX blacks are usually reasonable and if memory serves they were seasonic built..

ipaine September 6, 2012 05:48 PM

We usually recommend corsair psu's and most likely that is what we will order, but it is ultimately up to the person who's machine it is.

Thanks for the input, it helped me verify what I thought.

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