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Hey I just found out I have a spare Spare GTX 680 Reference card laying in our house.

 

I only have this PSU FSP-500W60APN-(85) Bronze

Will my PSU able to run it?

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I have x2 140MM Cougar Fans x1 200MM Front Fan from Tecware Carbon x1 80mm deepcool fan x1 120mm back deepcool fan

 

i7 3770 + Asus H61M-E

 

x2 4gb gskills ripjaws x 1600mhz

 

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If it won't work would everything at stock clocks make it work?

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Nvidia site says the card needs 550w. I would say 500 is fine, but i dont know your psu brand. It all depends on what you have pluged on it (hds, ssd, fans, etc, + the max w on pci rail).

You can also try this calculator : http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

 

My PSU :

http://bulk.fsp-europe.com/fsp500_60apn_85plus.php

 

I tried the calculator it says 434 W

 

Also it gtx 680 needs x2 6pins

 

My PSU has x1 6pin and x2 4pin + 2pin / Will 4 + 2pin and 6 pin work with the card?

 

Thank you

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Nvidia site says the card needs 550w. I would say 500 is fine, but i dont know your psu brand. It all depends on what you have pluged on it (hds, ssd, fans, etc, + the max w on pci rail).

You can also try this calculator : http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

 

My PSU :

http://bulk.fsp-europe.com/fsp500_60apn_85plus.php

 

I tried the calculator it says 434 W

 

Also it gtx 680 needs x2 6pins

 

My PSU has x1 6pin and x2 4pin + 2pin / Will 4 + 2pin and 6 pin work with the card?

 

Thank you

 

 

You just need a molex (that's the 4 pin connector) to 6 pin adapter for the 2nd 6 pin connector, I had to do that when I replaced my gtx 560ti with a gtx 980ti and put the 560ti in my spare rig, I found I'd mislaid my spare 6 pin connectors that came with the power supply.

 

Don't you just hate having to go to the computer shop when you know you have the parts somewhere buried among all the boxes of spares......

:angry:

 

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I would not risk a video card like 680 with a molex connector. But you can try, your choice.

 

So long as the power supply is providing sufficient output on that line, all using the adapter does is provide the correct 6 pin connector for the video card, it's no different than using an adapter to connect the power to an SSD when all that's available is the old style molex, same wiring just different connectors.

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Hey I just found out I have a spare Spare GTX 680 Reference card laying in our house.

 

I only have this PSU FSP-500W60APN-(85) Bronze

Will my PSU able to run it?

 

- SNIPPED-

 

I am going to assume this is for the new shiny sexy rig you have :D and your planning on using two GPUs in one computer :)

 

You only need one graphics card! XD Your new 960ti LE is all you need......

 

Your computer is powerful enough as it is, for the record using two different type graphics card in one PC can cause......problems to say the least. Your power supply will most likely not be strong enough to handle two GPUs in one case when they are under load.

 

 

But in the 75.926% chance that you go ahead with this anyway, let me get the popcorn tongue.png

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Nvidia site says the card needs 550w. I would say 500 is fine, but i dont know your psu brand. It all depends on what you have pluged on it (hds, ssd, fans, etc, + the max w on pci rail).

You can also try this calculator : http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

 

My PSU :

http://bulk.fsp-europe.com/fsp500_60apn_85plus.php

 

I tried the calculator it says 434 W

 

Also it gtx 680 needs x2 6pins

 

My PSU has x1 6pin and x2 4pin + 2pin / Will 4 + 2pin and 6 pin work with the card?

 

Thank you

 

 

You just need a molex (that's the 4 pin connector) to 6 pin adapter for the 2nd 6 pin connector, I had to do that when I replaced my gtx 560ti with a gtx 980ti and put the 560ti in my spare rig, I found I'd mislaid my spare 6 pin connectors that came with the power supply.

 

Don't you just hate having to go to the computer shop when you know you have the parts somewhere buried among all the boxes of spares......

:angry:

 

I mean't the 4 pin connector that looks like the 6pin connector but only 4 cubes, my PSU has a 4+2 cube type pin and 6 pin, i'm wondering if its ok to use 4+2 and 6pin to power the GTX 680.

 

Yeah kinda pissed that I brought a 960 when the buried 680 is a lot powerful than it. Need to know first if my PSU can power it, afraid to risk trying it. thats why im asking.

 

Hey I just found out I have a spare Spare GTX 680 Reference card laying in our house.

 

I only have this PSU FSP-500W60APN-(85) Bronze

Will my PSU able to run it?

 

- SNIPPED-

 

I am going to assume this is for the new shiny sexy rig you have :D and your planning on using two GPUs in one computer :)

 

You only need one graphics card! XD Your new 960ti LE is all you need......

 

Your computer is powerful enough as it is, for the record using two different type graphics card in one PC can cause......problems to say the least. Your power supply will most likely not be strong enough to handle two GPUs in one case when they are under load.

 

 

But in the 75.926% chance that you go ahead with this anyway, let me get the popcorn tongue.png

 

 

Rig is running with GTX 960, which is awesome since im only gaming at 1600x900. But kinda annoyed because the buried gtx 680 is alot powerful than the 960 but the friggin power requirement thats why im asking if it will work.

 

I've heard making the 680 as a dedicated PhysX - Gameworks card set in control panel then 960 to do all graphical stuff works wonders. But holy hell do i need over 800-1000W psu for that which costs like another gtx 960.

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I tried the calculator it says 434 W

In that case I'd recommend getting at least a 600W PSU (70-75% max load), preferably 700+ W(50-60% max load).

 

 

If you have the money to spare for a new PSU I would go for a 1000w modular gold rated. Why?

 

- 1000w for excess power and room to upgrade at a later date. Minimum 750w gold rated.

- Modular so you can remove cables which are not needed to save space in the case.

- Gold for better performance under heavy load and to stop random power off like I had when putting my new R9 290x in. You know Mailamea, that annoying ass problem when PC just randomly died for no reason biggrin.png

 

Basically something like this

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2 Power Supply

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=220-G2-0750-XR

 

 

Rig is running with GTX 960, which is awesome since im only gaming at 1600x900. But kinda annoyed because the buried gtx 680 is alot powerful than the 960 but the friggin power requirement thats why im asking if it will work.

 

It must be a pinay thing or I haven't had enough tea but since then does a lower number card beat a higher one? confused.gif Surely 960 is better then 680 yes?

 

I've heard making the 680 as a dedicated PhysX - Gameworks card set in control panel then 960 to do all graphical stuff works wonders. But holy hell do i need over 800-1000W psu for that which costs like another gtx 960.

 

Well I do have another one of these lying around, you would have to come and get it though, but your here you could get a pipboy too biggrin.png

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G2 Power Supply

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=120-G2-1000-XR

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I tried the calculator it says 434 W

In that case I'd recommend getting at least a 600W PSU (70-75% max load), preferably 700+ W(50-60% max load).

 

 

If you have the money to spare for a new PSU I would go for a 1000w modular gold rated. Why?

 

- 1000w for excess power and room to upgrade at a later date. Minimum 750w gold rated.

- Modular so you can remove cables which are not needed to save space in the case.

- Gold for better performance under heavy load and to stop random power off like I had when putting my new R9 290x in. You know Mailamea, that annoying ass problem when PC just randomly died for no reason biggrin.png

 

Basically something like this

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 750w G2 Power Supply

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=220-G2-0750-XR

 

 

Rig is running with GTX 960, which is awesome since im only gaming at 1600x900. But kinda annoyed because the buried gtx 680 is alot powerful than the 960 but the friggin power requirement thats why im asking if it will work.

 

It must be a pinay thing or I haven't had enough tea but since then does a lower number card beat a higher one? confused.gif Surely 960 is better then 680 yes?

 

I've heard making the 680 as a dedicated PhysX - Gameworks card set in control panel then 960 to do all graphical stuff works wonders. But holy hell do i need over 800-1000W psu for that which costs like another gtx 960.

 

Well I do have another one of these lying around, you would have to come and get it though, but your here you could get a pipboy too biggrin.png

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G2 Power Supply

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=120-G2-1000-XR

 

Problem in the PH is there are not alot of PSU choices, thats why I'm using an FSP

 

You clearly don't know how graphics card numbering works.

680 is twice stronger than 960s, why? graphics card editions are as follows (50's are budget well powered 60's < 70's < 80's)

 

the 600's 700's 800's 900's number are their generations. ti beat the 680's one needs 770's or 970's , or 760ti

 

Sucks the shipping rate sucks.

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Problem in the PH is there are not alot of PSU choices, thats why I'm using an FSP

That could be a problem....both now and down the line with computer technology becoming more and more power dependent. Which site do you use to buy your parts from?

 

You clearly don't know how graphics card numbering works.

680 is twice stronger than 960s, why? graphics card editions are as follows (50's are budget well powered 60's < 70's < 80's)

 

the 600's 700's 800's 900's number are their generations. ti beat the 680's one needs 770's or 970's , or 760ti

Must be a nvidia thing. Most of AMDs is the higher the better smile.png

 

Sucks the shipping rate sucks.

Well if I took the insurance off then it would be cheaper but if it then got lost or damaged. I would lose money :/ Wouldn't be that bad if someone I knew was going over to Ph, I could just get them to ferry it over and post it when they got there.

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Hydro G series look fairly good to me, haven't read any reviews though.

http://fsp-europe.com/hydro-g-650750850w/

 

 

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Edit: It's pretty good.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=456

 

Its a nice 80 plus gold so it should be able to delivery power under load and efficiently. Japan E-Caps are always a plus and Fully modular will help with cable management and heat levels. But is it enough to run two cards?

 

If you want a bit more power, then go for the Aurum Pro, pretty much the same as the Hydro G but more wattage.

http://fsp-europe.com/aurum-pro-850w1000w1200w/

 

The issue which you need to take into account is the more under load your card/s are under the more power they will need to draw from the PSU, if your PSU can't supply this power then the entire computer will cut out, much like mine did randomly, requiring you to unplug it from the wall and wait a few minutes before plugin it in again and turning it on.

 

What would be the prices of buying these PSUs in the Philippines?

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But is it enough to run two cards?

It should be, if the total power requirement for the system is indeed around 434W. The 750W version seems to be able to supply 62.5A on the +12V rail (750W) and there's also the 850W version with 70A.

 

The 750W version has 4 x 6+2 PCI-E connectors and the 850W version has 6 of them, both are enough for two cards.

 

The Aurum series are a bit old I think, and pretty sure they are more expensive.

 

 

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50% load is where PSUs are usually the most efficient (see the graph below), so ideally you'd want a PSU with a wattage that corresponds 50% more of the wattage required for your system. In other words, if your system requires say 300 Watts on full load, then you should get a 600W PSU, so that your system can always run at about 50% load, which is where it's most efficient.

 

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