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Old 08-21-2007, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend just bought(ordered) a 8800GTS 320mb from eVGA. He just checked his PSU and its 300watts with 19 amps on the 12 volt. Should he even risking plugging the card in, and trying to run it? Or most likly will the psu fail and fry his system?
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"fry" is not the word but you can damage your system from under wattage. at least the system isnt going to boot and at most you can cause hardware damage. get the popper psu. dont buy a 300+ dollar vid car then be cheap on the psu.
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"fry" is not the word but you can damage your system from under wattage. at least the system isnt going to boot and at most you can cause hardware damage. get the popper psu. dont buy a 300+ dollar vid car then be cheap on the psu.
he already had his computet built.

I told him to buy

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that should work, for me personally with power supplies i dont like buying "no name" ones. just me. but thats enough watts.

this is the one im using for that same vid card he has

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC - Retail
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that should work, for me personally with power supplies i dont like buying "no name" ones. just me. but thats enough watts.

this is the one im using for that same vid card he has

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC - Retail
a lot of people here recommend it
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if you read the techies bible it specifically sais thou shall not skimp on thy power supply.
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if you read the techies bible it specifically sais thou shall not skimp on thy power supply.
He just told me its a stock pc wbuilt by HP, so I cant comment on his buying methods.
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alot of people on here recommend alot of things on here that arent worthy being recommend lol. then people only know the "popular" item and never try anything else for themselves to develop a personal taste for something that may better suit them.

just my take. but like i said the one you linked is fine.
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Read the requirements for the card, its 450 or 500 watts i dont remember and 26 amps on the 12v rail.
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Read the requirements for the card, its 450 or 500 watts i dont remember and 26 amps on the 12v rail.
I believe its 400 watts, with 26 amps on the 12 volt. So the goodpower will do fine.
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