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i've been looking at benchmarks and reviews about this card and it sounds like a beast, i plan on getting one when i get the money which may be awhile i've also read it needs a pretty massive supply...i currently use an antec smartpower 450w just wondering if im going to also need to get a power supply with the card
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you should be fine with that card with your PSU. what else are you planning on getting with it though? That can be the deciding factor
    
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seeing that it will make my wallet cry..i dont think there is anything else i could get except maybe a 99 cent sticker or something..
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The TDP of the card is about 140w. You should be ok with that PSU. However, you CPU will be a bottleneck on certain apps.
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The TDP of the card is about 140w. You should be ok with that PSU. However, you CPU will be a bottleneck on certain apps.
Its more than 140 Watt i think.

You should be fine with that PSU if not you can go the Inexpensive rout and get a Dedicated GPU PSU such as mine or the FSP version here :http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/08...sp_booster_x3/
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Its more than 140 Watt i think.

You should be fine with that PSU if not you can go the Inexpensive rout and get a Dedicated GPU PSU such as mine or the FSP version here :http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/08...sp_booster_x3/
A single GTX uses like 140. SLI uses like 300 something. So he should be fine
    
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Its more than 140 Watt i think.

You should be fine with that PSU if not you can go the Inexpensive rout and get a Dedicated GPU PSU such as mine or the FSP version here :http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/08...sp_booster_x3/
looks nice but if i can find one on newegg thats not too expensive i might be able to dig out some money or sell some stuff on ebay for one
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well if you plan on using the GTS with your current system. thats just plain dumb... You should focus on upgrading your system before getting a new card. IMO
    
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umm oops i havent been to this site in awhile, had a processor i was last here lol should change that :X, have an opteron 148 now
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post #10 of 20
Well yes the 8800GTS Will bottlenech Like mad with that Current CPU unfortuately...SO perhaps upgrading the CPU first is a better Idea. Perhaps an Opteron 165..Cheap solution.

Oh Right sorry i thought it was 300Watt but didnt know that was for SLI.
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