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Old 07-18-10, 09:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: can I use a 430 watts PSU for GTX 460?

Originally Posted by Gitaroo View Post
what about at max load condition? And if I get a super clocked 460, it would draw more power too right? My current 8800 GT is also a super clocked. CPU isnt over clocked however.
Your 430W PSU 12V max load is 384W. After read all GTX 460 reviews, yes a superclocked GTX 460 will draw around 25W by overclocked 100MHz from default 675MHz and if it can reach 875MHz with 200Mhz overclocked then it will need 50W. I read some GTX 460 1GB reviews with test setups with overclocked Core i7 920 4GHz and i 7 975 3.75GHz power consumption at full load consumed around 300W in gaming and 350W when stressed GPU to 100% in Furmark. So with your E6600 CPU at full load in gaming probably will use around 225W power.
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