500W PSU Needed?

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  1. rip-the-jacker macrumors 6502

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    hey guys,

    I just ordered a graphics card off the net, silly me never considered the power issue.

    I started to watch a video on youtube about it and it says the card needs no less than a 500W power supply. (card is a GTX 760) and my power supply is a powercool 450W modular.

    yet on the power supply there is the standard pins for sata etc and it has 2 8 pin slots and they are red and next to them it says for PCIE ??

    will this psu be ok for moderate gaming??



    thanks guys, RTJ
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say if the requirements state that you need a 500W power supply, then you need a 500w power supply.

    Here's what nVidia states:
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  3. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cheers for the reply buddy, yeah i bit the bullet on a EVGA 650W modular so hopefully will be up to the task :)



    RTJ
    --- Post Merged, May 16, 2016 ---
    oh, one more quick question, are the cables universal , e.g. can i use a few on the cables from my power cool on the EVGA one???



    RTJ
     
  4. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SORTED - I purchased a new EVGA PSU, everything solved now :)



    RTJ
     

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