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Old 02-06-2007, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "IF" i was getting a 8800GTX would my PSU be sufficient?

Its a 520w OCZ Modstream, now i got confused with my amps/watts etc so can someone tell me if this is good enough to run a 8800GTX

Here it is http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/102953 but i think what you need to know is the following..........
* 160x150x86 mm
* 95~132Vac / 190~264Vac 10/6a
* 200~240Vac Only**
* 520W: +3.3V(28A), +5V(52A), +12V(28A)
* Over-voltage/Short-Circuit protection
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the 8800gtx only requires 450 watt psu. you are good for the card.
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yeah i know that but i hear people say you need so many amps on the rail(s) or whatever, this is what i was unsure of, hence why i included the tech spec of my psu
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It's not the amps on the 12V rails that are going to keep you from hooking up an 8800GTX on it.
It's the lack of a second 6-pin PCIe connector that will.

And I can know it, I'm a ModStream owner myself.



P.S.: Don't even consider upgrading from a 7950GT just yet.
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It's not the amps on the 12V rails that are going to keep you from hooking up an 8800GTX on it.
It's the lack of a second 6-pin PCIe connector that will.

And I can know it, I'm a ModStream owner myself.



P.S.: Don't even consider upgrading from a 7950GT just yet.
Im not, i was just wondering if my psu was sufficient thats all.

And theres 2 pci-e connectors on the modstream? theres a light blue and a dark blue, that makes 2?
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The light blue connector is not for PCIe...

That's the SATA connector I think.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so if i decide to get a 8800GTX in the future ill have to get another psu? that would be a real shame, its a great psu.
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how do you get a sata power cable and a pci e power cord confused
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The 8800GTX comes with two PCI-E power dongles. The eVGA one does, at least.

Your PSU is the minimum for the 8800GTX ALONE, let alone your mobo, ram, HDDs, optical drives. You'll need a better PSU if you want to get an 8800GTX and run it at it's full potential (stock).
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Hi, I bought a 8800 GTX not too long ago but have not put together my system yet as I am waiting on my E6600. I hvae a ultra x-connect2 550W PSU. Will I be able to get the full potetntial out of that card or will it be dumbed down or something as snake-eyes said.
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