Upgrading to GTX280.need PSU advice

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Ilmarin, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Ilmarin

    Ilmarin Master Guru

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    greetz all.its been a while
    so...ill be getting the XFX GTX280 XXXversion soon and i was wondering whether my PSU could handle it as it lacks 8pin pci-ex cables.just 2 6pin ones.i know there are 6 to 8 pin cable adapters out there but will that rly do the trick?

    <------sys specs here

    and current PSU specs here http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Power/PurePower/w0049/w0049.asp
    thanks in advance

    ps-in case i need to replace my PSU would you be kind enough to recommend some alternatives?
     
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  2. Phantomchess

    Phantomchess Active Member

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    i just upgraded mine for anticipation of the radeon 4870x2. Mine is a 750W (800W peak) with 60Amps on the 12v rail. Plus it only has 1 12v rail for maximum stability. Also it lowered my computer temps by 2c. You can buy it here, with a $20 mail in rebate. It also is 80+ certified and PFC active. No modular support though but not really a big deal.

    http://www.provantage.com/corsair-cmpsu-750tx~7CSMC05E.htm
     
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  3. Ilmarin

    Ilmarin Master Guru

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    hmm its not bad but its not too much of an upgrade in terms of raw Watt power.(ergo not much space for a possible SLI future.i like planning ahead thats all)

    still no reply to my original question tho
     
  4. domen

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    What about Corsair HX1000W?
     

  5. Ilmarin

    Ilmarin Master Guru

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    yea i was just looking at that one.not bad.even tho ive never had anything but thermaltake for the past....7years?

    still do i RLY need to upgrade?my PSU is a definite no go?
     
  6. domen

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    Your PSU apparently has 38A on 12V rails. It would be a tight one. I thing it would do, but I'm not 100% sure. I wouldn't risk tbh.
     
  7. Final_Light`

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    Don't know where you got your information at all domen, this is copyed off the page you linked us to Ilmarin

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    Over these frantic last couple of weeks iv'e been researching every requirement under the sun for the GTX280 as im getting mine next week.

    Your PSU is more than enough to run the XFX GTX280 XXX, plenty of Watts and plenty of 12v & amps.

    So go for it mate, grab that powerhouse of a card.
     
  8. domen

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    I was looking at reviews. I guess they were wrong.
    Thanks for clearing it up and showing it to me :) The reason why i've rather checked review over official website is because official websites tend to post less info about their product, and even those informations are over-hyped and just theoretical sometimes.
     
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  9. Final_Light`

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    No worries Domen.

    But i doubt a big company like Thermaltake would lie about something significant like the amps on the 12v rails.

    Better to be safe than sorry i guess.
     
  10. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    his PSU would be fine.

    You dont need another one.
     

  11. Sneakers

    Sneakers Ancient Guru

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    Thats the one I would go for. The Corsair HX620 wich I got atm is superb. Handles my OCed SLI comp with np. Also HX 620 is officially tested by corsair to be stable at 840 wattage with no problems. So I bet the 1000W has a simular scaling in actual performance.
     
  12. Ilmarin

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    so all i need then is that 6 to 8pin cable adapter.sweet.thanks for the help all.ill let you know how the card behaves once i get it. :)
     
  13. Final_Light`

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    yeah all you need is the adapter and your set.

    tell us how it go's !
     
  14. NeoElNino

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    guys i just found this and considering buying it as im preparing to migrate to a Quad 2 Core, a 80Amps 12V is perfect no?

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    I've read somewhere that its supposed to handle output up to 1200W if its needed.
     

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    My power supply has an 8 pin connector but I do not know what its for, would it work to power a GTX 280?
     
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    Nice power supply, who's selling it and how much?
     
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    Id get only one of these four brands in this order

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    2. Enermax Galaxy 1000W
    3. Corsair HX1000
     

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