Thread: GPU Help
May 18th, 2012, 10:23 AM #1
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I bought a bare bones kit that came with everything but the graphics card. I am going with a gtx 550 to (costs only $110 on tiger direct.com) and was curious if my power supply will be able to support everything.
Power Supply: Thermaltake VM54521N2U V2 ATX Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 450W PSU, 3x Ext 5.25, 1x Ext 3.5, 6x Int 3.5, 2x Front USB 2.0 Ports at TigerDirect.com
May 18th, 2012, 10:50 AM #2
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Did you mean ti
The min requirements, are for 400watt.
Without knowing the brand power supply, at least, and better the 12volt amps, I couldn't guess if it has a real 450watt.
It will probably work, as a brand name 350watt would work, it may not have circuitry to protect your computer from a failure though.
Unless you have an unusual power demand, like 6 hard drives, in a RAID,, or plan to add a second video card, you size the power supply to the single video card.
Last edited by stroyal; May 18th, 2012 at 10:54 AM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
May 18th, 2012, 02:26 PM #3
must be a Ti, there are no plain 550's.
as to the PSU, since it was a Thermaltake Case, I'm assuming its a Thermaltake PSU, but as said above, we need to know the Brand, Model of the PSU in the case.
also it could help to know the rest of the systems specs as well, how many hard drives, motherboard, RAM, CPU, etc.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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