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Old 10-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new video card yesterday. a GeForce 9800 GTX+. Everything went in very easily, but its saying that i dont have sufficient power for it. Currently im running a 500w psu that came with my case. Im thinking about upgrading to CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V. would 750w be enough to support this?


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I just got a new video card yesterday. a GeForce 9800 GTX+. Everything went in very easily, but its saying that i dont have sufficient power for it. Currently im running a 500w psu that came with my case. Im thinking about upgrading to CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V. would 750w be enough to support this?


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do you have tons of hdd, drives, fans, lights etc? i am just surprised how much power certain builds need
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yes a corsair 750 is a outstanding psu and it will run 2 gtx280 in sli,so ull be fine and have plenty of room to upgrade
just get it from here its cheap:
Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com
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do you have tons of hdd, drives, fans, lights etc? i am just surprised how much power certain builds need
Im only running 1 hdd, the fans im running are just the ones that came with the case (4 fans). the case:
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases
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the corsair 520 would be enough, but i'd suggest the 750TX as well, since in a lot of places you can find it cheaper than the 520.
Corsair line power supplies are incredibly reliable
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i went ahead and ordered the corsair 750w. mostly due to the fact that i plan on slowly updating my hardware and i didn't think it would hurt to have the extra power on tap.
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I ran 9800GTX sli on a corsair 520hx
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