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Old 09-03-2006, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default will i need a new PSU?

I have a x700pro and im lookin at a new card. The thing is that im not sure if ill need a new psu. (i dont have money)


I have a stock psu. I tryed calling gateway (i know i know) and they are very stupid. I tryed asking but they were like uhhhhhhh i dono.


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Old 09-03-2006, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Open the side panel and look for 12V and how many amps it has.

Also look for max output.


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it dose not show anything on the side.
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The best you could hope for would be a 300W or a 350W, but I doubt it's a 350.

The minimum for that card is 350, so you need to look at 400+. 500W would be your sweet spot.

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if i get it will installing it be any diffrent than any other card since its sli?
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sli is only when you buy two of them. Dont worry about the SLI, it just installs like any other gfx card.

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hows this?


if you have anything better to offer pleas offer up, i want to spend around that armount.
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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oh i 4go my specs

HT p4 3.2
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I would go with a better brand. You don't want to cheap out on a PSU.

I suggest Forton, Antec, maybe rosewill.
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if you only have $40, try the 430w thermaltake, comes prebraided

its only 430 peak watts though

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