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GTX1060 w 120W power supply  


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I’ve ben searching the forums and understand that most go with 220W along with the GTX1060 in the AKiTiO thunder2. Though

Says it peaks at 122W. Now I already have a 120W charger so would it affect performance in anyway sticking to that?

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The Thunder2 requires ~15W for it's operation, leaving you ~105W. If you experience instability or the power cutting out, especially under 3D load, then simply use MSI Afterburner to lower the GTX1060 power target, core & memory clocks by 15-20%.

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A GTX1060 requires an additional power input. You need to provide that somehow, or the card won't work.

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