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So this is what I had

CPU maker:intel
CPU:E3110 Wolfdale
Motherboard:ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP
GPU maker:nvidia
Graphics Card:Radeon HD 4830
Memory:3 GB Corsair XMS Dominator DDR2 1066
Hard Drive:300 GB Maxtor
Optical Drive:Lite-On BD Drive
Power Supply:Generic 400w Power supply
Display:LG 1080p 42' TV
Case:Silverstone
Sound Card:Realtek
Speakers:JVC 1000w 5.1 Surround sound
Mouse:None
Mouse pad:None
Keyboard:Logitech DiNovo Mini
Operating System:Windows 7 32 bit


Recently I upgraded my video card to a GTX 465.. (This is also my folding rig, hey as long as it doesn't ruin my videos, what do I care?)


That 400w power supply simply isn't enough to push that GTX 465 so my question is, how much do I need to do this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Magix;14340309 
So this is what I had

CPU maker:intel
CPU:E3110 Wolfdale
Motherboard:ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP
GPU maker:nvidia
Graphics Card:Radeon HD 4830
Memory:3 GB Corsair XMS Dominator DDR2 1066
Hard Drive:300 GB Maxtor
Optical Drive:Lite-On BD Drive
Power Supply:Generic 400w Power supply
Display:LG 1080p 42' TV
Case:Silverstone
Sound Card:Realtek
Speakers:JVC 1000w 5.1 Surround sound
Mouse:None
Mouse pad:None
Keyboard:Logitech DiNovo Mini
Operating System:Windows 7 32 bit


Recently I upgraded my video card to a GTX 465.. (This is also my folding rig, hey as long as it doesn't ruin my videos, what do I care?)


That 400w power supply simply isn't enough to push that GTX 465 so my question is, how much do I need to do this?

500w quality brand like Corsair or Antec minimum

600w recommended

850 optimal for going dual-card later on down the line.

Try to stick to good brands.
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A 500W or 550W would be all you need
    
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Thread Starter 
Thanks + Rep to the both of you
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post #5 of 6
Just plop this in there: Antec High Current Gamer Series 520w Bronze Should come to about $52ish? with 10% off.
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by jagz;14354995 
Just plop this in there: Antec High Current Gamer Series 520w Bronze Should come to about $52ish? with 10% off.

This is exactly what I would have recommended. Any more wattage than that would be quite useless.
Even http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207012 would be fine, but even after the rebate and after shipping, The Antec HCG-520 is an easier deal since there is no shipping and no rebate to deal with.
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