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xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby ChristianM » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:46 am

Hi, my graphic card xfx 9600gso just died and I'm planning to buy a couple of years old xfx gtx260 black edition 896MB, but can someone guide me if my Cooler Master PSU "EXTREME POWER 500W RS-500-PCAR-A3" can provide enough fuel to burn this baby? i also have xfx hd4850 512MB in mind. please also suggest a decent $100 to $120 graphic card but only XFX. I have:

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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby yeshuas » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:41 am

that power supply is the bare minimum for what you want, not having enough power is hard on a graphics card, I have a similar graphics card in my machine and I am using a 750w power supply, in my opinion you are asking for trouble.
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby augie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:11 pm

yeshuas wrote:that power supply is the bare minimum for what you want, not having enough power is hard on a graphics card, I have a similar graphics card in my machine and I am using a 750w power supply, in my opinion you are asking for trouble.


I'd agree with that one being borderline.
A GeForce GTX 260 requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 38 Amps available on the 12 volts rails.
That is a good PSU but the margins are so close that I wouldn't risk my machine wishing that the power supply won't die today.;) With all due respect to yeshuas, I think a 750W would be overkill but will last forever like my Corsair TX750W but go for a PSU that easily clears the 38A minimum requirement. A 600W quality unit should suffice.(If you will never go SLI with a pair of 260's)

It's refreshing to see a proactive thread about PSUs as most folks never think how power thirsty these cards can be until the 'uh-oh moment'. :lol: I can't recommend any XFX products as I'm an eVGA man.;)
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby yeshuas » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:32 pm

i wasn't reccomending he get a 750w, that is just what I have, simply because sometimes I connect other drives and graphics cards to test
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby augie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:43 pm

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'nuff said I think.;) From Guru3d
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby augie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:46 pm

yeshuas wrote:i wasn't reccomending he get a 750w, that is just what I have, simply because sometimes I connect other drives and graphics cards to test
Sorry about that, a slight misunderstanding on my part.:)
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby yeshuas » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:36 pm

no problem Algis,

Hey whats that graph represent by the way?
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby augie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:48 pm

yeshuas wrote:no problem Algis,

Hey whats that graph represent by the way?


Just relative GPU performances using the same game as a benchmark. The article explains it all if you're interested or bored.:)
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby ChristianM » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:16 am

well guys thanks for your replies, i understand that i need atleast 600w PSU for gtx260, ok i upgrade my PSU to 600w but what about my pentium E6300? is it enough? or should i go with xfx hd4850? also,augie, can you recommend me any eVGA GPU for around $120 please, i want nvidia and i like xfx but as we know xfx done with nvidia. i have NO plans for SLI nor OC. thanks.
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Re: xfx gtx260 black edition with 500W CM PSU

Postby yeshuas » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:22 pm

you should be able to get at least a gtx 400 series maybe a low 500 for that price
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