Solved I have a zotac gtx 560ti

Zotac Zt-50313-10m zotac video card gtx5...
June 16, 2013 at 22:33:37
Specs: Windows 7 pro, Intel i3 540 4gb single chip
The card uses a 31a rating on 12v railing and my smps is Only 24a on that rail....my smps is a 500w local smps I am thinking of changing it and buying a corsair gs600w and a bitfenix merc cabinet.....can someone tell me if my graphics card may crash even after these changes I still have a 2 year warranty left on the gpu ...... I am also planning on installing 7fans in the case.....can the psi support all these fans and the produce the power that is required.....and please someone suggest a good smps....is the corsair model good enough

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#1
June 17, 2013 at 02:26:50
That power supply will do the job. As far as fans though? You will only need one...maybe two. Seven fans is absurd unless you want that thing to move across the desk or floor.

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#2
June 17, 2013 at 03:21:14
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The power supply is a good choice for your system. The power supply COULD power those fans, but why? That many fans will interfere with the proper air flowing through the system case and probably would cool poorly. You NEED ONE exhaust fan (blowing out) at the top rear of your case. You CAN use ONE intake fan (blowing in) at the bottom front of the case to supply cool air to your hard drives and graphics card. If the power supply is at the top of your case, that is ALL you need. If the power supply if bottom mounted, you CAN add a TOP mounted exhaust fan (blowing out) (optional). That is ALL. NEVER use side fans since they will interfere with the proper flow of air through the case, adding turbulence instead of flow.

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#3
June 17, 2013 at 05:12:05
"The card uses a 31a rating on 12v railing"

Where did you come up with that? 31A x 12V = 372W. I don't think there's a single video card that uses that much wattage! According to NVIDIA, the GTX 560 Ti is rated at 170W or 210W, depending on model. And that wattage is NOT supplied entirely by the +12v rail so at most, the card will pull about 16A under full load. At idle it uses about 20W.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_page...

"my smps is a 500w local smps I am thinking of changing it"

How about posting the make/model? Stay away from iBall, PowerSafe, VIP, Zebronics, among others. These are some of the typical garbage brands available in India.

"I am also planning on installing 7fans in the case....."

Why? All you need is ONE exhaust fan (120mm or larger) in the rear of the case.


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#4
June 17, 2013 at 08:52:29
I opted for those many fans because mo room has very less ventilation so I am feeling that it will be safe by the air generated.....and I am buying the bitfenix merc alpha

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#5
June 17, 2013 at 08:54:09
That 31a thing I saw that in a table....so I don't have that much info on it

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#6
June 17, 2013 at 09:51:02
The current smps that I have is a ikey

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#7
June 17, 2013 at 10:13:52
"I am buying the bitfenix merc alpha"

Cases with the PSU mounted at the bottom aren't the best choice. It would be much better to select a case with PSU mounted at the top. Also, you do NOT need 7 fans. That case comes with one fan in the top-rear of the case, that's all you will need.

http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?c...

Notice the underside of the case, this is where the PSU fan will be sucking up any dirt, dust, hair, crumbs, etc. that maybe end up on your table, desk, floor, or wherever you will be placing the case. It will act like a vacuum. Not only that but the airflow into the PSU will be restricted because the opening will be only be about 1/2-3/4" above the surface.

http://rwlabs.com/images/articles/b...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

"That 31a thing I saw that in a table"

I posted links to articles to show you that info is incorrect. Do the math. NVIDIA rates the higher end GTX 560 Ti at 210W. Divide that by 12V & you'll get 17.5A. But since the card is also powered partially by the +3.3v rail, I rounded it down to 16A. And as I pointed out, it will only require this much power under full load conditions such as heavy 3D gaming.

"The current smps that I have is a ikey"

Cheap garbage. Sells for about 950 rupees (approx $16 US).

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#8
June 17, 2013 at 10:42:09
Please suggest a case that comes under 4000-5000 rs I have only 10k 6500rs will go for the smps and the rest for the cabinet so suggest a good one please

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#9
June 17, 2013 at 10:45:40
And for the bitfenix merc can I add an anti dust sheet that doesn't allow particles to go in

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#10
June 17, 2013 at 18:17:45
When using a bottom mounted power supply, flip the power supply over so the air intake is through the case, rather than from the narrow space at the bottom of the case. While it is true that most have filters, you will never realize that this is clogged until you begin to have problems with the power supply.

Reread above for recommendations on fans. More will not help and probably hurt.

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