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So if you have power supply that 500 watts and the card is requires 600 watts?

#1BadVodkaPosted 5/4/2014 4:26:08 PM
This computer has a 500 watt power supply with a GTX 770 requires a minimal 600 watts. What does that mean?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103853

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-770/specifications
#2Vs1991Posted 5/4/2014 4:26:29 PM
it means you need to buy a new psu
#3BadVodka(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2014 4:27:07 PM
Vs1991 posted...
it means you need to buy a new psu


will 500 be enough for gaming?
#4WyzeGyePosted 5/4/2014 4:29:28 PM
I have a 550w psu with my AMD FX-6300 PSU, GTX 770, 2 7200rpm hdds, 1 ssd, and 7 fans.

500 is too little for my setup, but 550w is just a hair over my max consumption.
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#5QuestofChosenPosted 5/4/2014 4:29:38 PM
Don't listen to the second poster. 500 watts is more than enough for the gtx 770. The power requirements are always overstated and the actual requirement is usually about half of what they recommend.
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#6BadVodka(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2014 4:31:18 PM
QuestofChosen posted...
Don't listen to the second poster. 500 watts is more than enough for the gtx 770. The power requirements are always overstated and the actual requirement is usually about half of what they recommend.


Why do they say that then?
#7WyzeGyePosted 5/4/2014 4:31:20 PM
Don't listen to the 5th poster, a 500 watt PSU, dependant on your other specs will not necessarily be enough to power a system with a 770.
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#8PsythikPosted 5/4/2014 4:36:15 PM(edited)
A GTX 770 will run just fine on 500w. At full load that PC will use up to 420w (or up to 480w if the PSU is more than 2 years old). The next gen of GPUs will have an even lower wattage requirement so 500w is plenty.

The main issue is that over time the PSU's capacitors will age, making the PSU consume more energy. So long as you don't plan on keeping this PC for more than 5 years you'll be fine. Otherwise it's a good idea to get a PSU with at least 100w more than you need, hence why nVidia suggests 600w.

Sources: PCPartPicker and OuterVision Extreme's PSU Calculator
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#9ClouddxPosted 5/4/2014 4:33:04 PM
The 770 GTX will use ~250w on full load, so if the rest of your computer can run at less than 250w you'll be fine.
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#10QuestofChosenPosted 5/4/2014 4:33:24 PM
BadVodka posted...
QuestofChosen posted...
Don't listen to the second poster. 500 watts is more than enough for the gtx 770. The power requirements are always overstated and the actual requirement is usually about half of what they recommend.


Why do they say that then?


I have no idea. Just look up power usage for a computer running a gtx 770. They are around 300w-350w.
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