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ASUS Geforce GTX 1060 Dual OC 6GB and Corsair TX650v2

Hi all,

So I'm thinking about getting a new video card and decided on the ASUS Geforce GTX 1060 Dual OC 6GB. As my computer is slightly old (~5 years) I'm a little bit uncertain whether or not it can meet the ASUS cards' power needs though.

I have a Corsair TX650v2 feeding the system, currently with no problems. the rest of the system is as follows:

Asus - P8Z68-V LX ATX
Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz
GTX 570
8GB RAM
1 HDD
1 SSD

Should this be OK, or do I need to look at something more powerful to feed the new card what it needs?

As a side note, I notice the ASUS GTX1060 card only seeems to need 1 x 6pin connector whereas my current GTX570 uses 2 x 6pin. Would this be an indicator that the newer card uses less power, or is this completely unrelated?

Thanks in advance for your help folks.

/Morten
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    MortenMyNameWasTaken said:
    Hi all,

    So I'm thinking about getting a new video card and decided on the ASUS Geforce GTX 1060 Dual OC 6GB. As my computer is slightly old (~5 years) I'm a little bit uncertain whether or not it can meet the ASUS cards' power needs though.

    I have a Corsair TX650v2 feeding the system, currently with no problems. the rest of the system is as follows:

    Asus - P8Z68-V LX ATX
    Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz
    GTX 570
    8GB RAM
    1 HDD
    1 SSD

    Should this be OK, or do I need to look at something more powerful to feed the new card what it needs?

    As a side note, I notice the ASUS GTX1060 card only seeems to need 1 x 6pin connector whereas my current GTX570 uses 2 x 6pin. Would this be an indicator that the newer card uses less power, or is this completely unrelated?

    Thanks in advance for your help folks.

    /Morten


    EASILY power it, and yes the gtx 570 is a pig compared to a very power efficient 1060

    also overclock that cpu
    Reply to maxalge
  2. ^ have to agree with the OC. You should hit 4+ghz no problem. Your CPU will be good for a few more years in gaming even with the highest end GPUs as long as your gaming at <90hz.
    Reply to atomicWAR
  3. Just a word of caution - atomic's right, 4GHz *should* be doable... but still, take it in small increments if you're going to overclock the CPU.
    Reply to King_V
  4. Thanks all for your answers, I'll get that card tomorrow then :)

    Also thanks for the tip about OC - I saw recently that this particular CPU is good for OC, but I''ll get the video card first and make sure everything works before mesing with the CPU just in case. And thanks for the warning, I'll do it in small steps.

    Cheers all.

    /M
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