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Upgrading my graphics card: enough power?

Hi guys,

I am thinking about upgrading my MSI Geforce GTX 970 GAMING 4G to either an MSI Geforce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G or MSI Geforce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G and I wonder whether my be quiet! 500 Watts PSU will be able to handle either of the cards?

Remaining setup:
CPU: Intel i7-7700k
MB: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3 Rev.B
Case fans: 3x 120mm be quiet! (Wings 2), 1x 140mm be quiet!
Harddrives: 2x SSDs and 1 HDD
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  1. Normally 500w is easily enough yes, but it depends on the model? What is the model name?
    Reply to hdgaming
  2. That would be the be quiet! pure power 10 (modular) 500 W
    Reply to DukeLaCroix
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    get the 550w instead to give your pc some breathing room, also get the one with at least 80+ bronze certificate. this wattage also the perfect choice to go if u really decided to buy a 1080 since its recommended PSU is 520w
    Reply to constantine_99
  4. constantine_99 said:
    get the 550w instead to give your pc some breathing room, also get the one with at least 80+ bronze certificate


    500w is already enough with breathing room. This PC will be fine even on a high quality 400w unit.
    Reply to Rexper
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