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    Hey,

    I have a power supply, not particularly new (6-7 years old) sample Antec vp550p v2 (attached image).

    Should it suffice for powerful video cards like 1080 / 1080TI, for example?

    Is the connection that appears as 6 + 2 is actually like an 8-pin connection required? Until now the cards used required a 6-pin connection.

    If this is relevant..the processor is relatively economical (ryzen 1600)
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    You sure you have that power supply? Because afaik the Antec VP550P V2 isn't that old.

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    yep...
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    Should be an ok unit man. Damn knocked over the Rez/pump and lid wasn't on coolant went all on to the board and down into that Bad cap suspect Apevia unit. Afraid to even start it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit14 View Post
    yep...
    I see, but it's newer than 6-7 years.

    But no it isn't really a PSU for a modern PC and/or graphics card.

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    thanks for the answers.
    Why not? just because of the capacity?ill need more than 550W or that is something else?
    Right now he is dealing just fine with the GTX 1060.

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    I think he talking about the topology. While the construction is good, the topology is quite antiquated. It's double forward and doesn't use DC to DC. So for a GTX 1060 and pre-Haswell motherboard, its fine. But it might suffer from the high transient loads of a 1080 Ti and if a new motherboard is used, it will not support the lower power sleep states.

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    Yes because of the old double forward with group regulation topology. This PSU isn't build for a modern PC. A modern high quality 450/550W should already be enough.

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    Thank you!
    But what does it mean if a relatively new motherboard is in use? I think that if my motherboard is relatively up-to-date (adding a picture) .. Is there a situation that I should also replace if I consider switching to 1080 TI or the new generation that is supposed to come out?

    However, is there a risk of trying to stay with the power supply I currently have if I upgrade?
    Or should I try it anyway?

    If not - are there recommendations of a modern power supply (and not expensive ..)?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batboy88 View Post
    Should be an ok unit man. Damn knocked over the Rez/pump and lid wasn't on coolant went all on to the board and down into that Bad cap suspect Apevia unit. Afraid to even start it....

    Don't start it

    Wash the power supply out with tap water and then dry it out for a few days with a fan blowing on it.

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