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Old 05-20-09, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default PSU for a GTX 260

Hi all,
I really want to get a GTX 260 and am wondering if my current PSU would be powerful enough to run it.My PSU is the coolermaster igreen 600w-I also have a quad core processor (q8200)and 500gb HDD.Will this run it or am I needing to get a different PSU?Thanks to all that reply.
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Old 05-20-09, 06:59 AM   #2
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I am also wondering what is the bare minimum required to run a gtx 260 or 275 card. I just got a new psu earlier this year because it was an unbelievable deal but it is only 500 watts.
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Old 05-20-09, 07:42 AM   #3
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A quality PSU should handle the GTX 260 fine. As long as it's not some questionable peace of junk that was rated for peak output in a freezer. Never put hardware you care about on cheap dirty power.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid..._12.html#sect0

IMO a Coolermaster igreen 600w should be perfectly fine for the 260.

The draw for an i7 system @ 3.2GHz with a GTX 275 installed is listed below-

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16681/11

Those numbers are not card consumption only.
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Old 05-20-09, 11:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: PSU for a GTX 260

I ran one with multiple DVD+R's, 2 Satas on a Antec 650W at one point.
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Old 05-20-09, 01:33 PM   #5
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I'm running mine fine off a of an Antec 500w
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I'm running my system at the clocks below with 3 HDD's and a 9600GT for PhysX on an Antec 650w.
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Old 05-20-09, 03:34 PM   #7
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Thank you,Thank you,Thank you all for the replies am definately going to get the gtx 260 then.WOO HOO
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Old 05-20-09, 09:30 PM   #8
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I'm running mine fine off a of an Antec 500w
sweet thanks.
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Old 05-21-09, 05:09 PM   #9
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mine is running off my Thermaltake W0099 250w
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Old 05-21-09, 10:51 PM   #10
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I'm running mine fine off a of an Antec 500w
Seconded! I'm running my C2D @ 3.1ghz + 2GB RAM + GTX 260 OC'd on an Antec Earthwatts 500 with no problems.
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I have 2x260GTX running of a Corsair 850watt ::
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I'm using a Corsair 850 for my current system with a GTX260
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