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Upgrading to a gtx 570


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#1 GammaWing

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

Hi there!

I am considering buying an EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked soon for my comp.

My current specs are:

Window 7 ultimate
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz
Gigabyte GTS 250
Seagate Barracuda 1tb
3 120MM fans (2 of them with leds) and 1 200mm fan (with leds)
Chieftec Iarena 500W PSU

(I know my cpu will bottleneck the gtx 570, but I will upgrade the rest of the computer in the following months)
What I want to know is, will my 500W psu will be enough to run it with my current spec? I really don't want to change my
psu right now cause Im on a short budget as it is, so will it be possible for it to run properly like that?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

500W should be enough to power the 570 if the power supply is quality made one.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

500W should be enough to power the 570 if the power supply is quality made one.


As I mentions above, my PSU is Chieftec IArena 500W, you can see it here http://www.chieftec.com/power_GPA.html , the top one
is this good enough for what I want?

Edited by GammaWing, 15 June 2012 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

The GTX570 requires 2 6pin PCI-E power connector and your power supply only has 1. Your going to have to upgrade your power supply.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:23 AM

The GTX570 requires 2 6pin PCI-E power connector and your power supply only has 1. Your going to have to upgrade your power supply.


I have seen the contents of the EVGA card, in the package they supply 2 MOLEX to PCI-E adapters, as you can see here: http://www.evga.com/PRODUCTS/enlarge.asp?PN=012-P3-1573-KR&I=3 (scroll through the pictures)
so I don't think that the fact that my PSU has only 1 in a problem. I just need to know if it's of high enough quality to run the 570, so is it?

Edited by GammaWing, 16 June 2012 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:20 AM

The thing is i can't really guarantee if it could run it despite the 500W wattage which is usually enough to power that card up. It's just one of those power supply's that is intended for the low markets and i am unable to find any reviews on it to see how it truly performs.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:19 AM

I see, what are the factors that determine if the psu is able to run it?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

Usually wattage and amps.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:46 PM

I would upgrade to a 700W Power Supply.

I had a new system built 3 months ago, and I was dead set on having a GTX 570. The guy who helped me build the system was adamant in requesting the 700W PS.

Now my i7 machine with its sweet 570 gpu humms away nicely and quietly, and never seems to throw off any heat at all. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

A 650W is more then enough to power nearly every GPU in the market. 700W+ is more suited for dual GPUs.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

I have this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 It will power 2HD+1 OEM cd drive +1 Geforce 550ti

Edited by coxchris, 19 June 2012 - 12:06 AM.

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