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Old 02-22-2007, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will this gfx card work with this power supply?

I am a computer noobie who just bought a new pc. I am upgrading the power supply and gfx card on the new pc.

Here is the gfx card I am considering: BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOCE GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card

This is the power supply I am buying to help this new gfx card: SUS Atlas A-50GA ATX12V 2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V

These are the specs on the new pc:
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Can someone please verify that the new gfx card will work with the power supply and the pc? And the power supply will work with the pc? I am a computer noobie and unable to interpret the compatibilty from the specs of the power supply and the new gfx card :/

Please help

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Old 02-22-2007, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The card should run fine on that. You might want to look into like an Antec or something for a similar price. I haven't heard anything about Asus' PSUs, They might be good, they might not.


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Old 02-22-2007, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The graphics card and psu will go straight in and work no problems, as above id look at a more well known psu brand such as seasonic,ocz, hiper etc, as long as its one of those well known companys then you should be fine with a 500w psu, but id maybe get a 550-600w just incase you do any further upgrades then you might wish you got a slightly more beefy psu.
Bit of info for yourself, if a pc's motherboard has PCI-EXPRESS 16x slots then any new GPU will work in it, same as PSU's pretty much any PSU available to the public would work in your pc
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antec 550w truepower trio will work and is about perect for your system and some upgrades in the future
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, so when I install this I will not put a psu in a pci express 16 slot but in the slot of the old psu?

I am pretty sure the new pc only has 1 pci express lot in which I am putting the new graphic card
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Output +3.3V@30A, +5V@28A, +12V1@17A, +12V2@18A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2A

Thats the specs of the psu

And the reqs for the gfx card: 425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more*

The 12v rating of the psu is 17A or 18A if I am not mistaken?

I hope I am just misunderstanding the specs of the psu...

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