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post #1811 of 2154
The bigger the power supply the better. Can't go wrong lol. Even so, what he is buying won't power the graphics card. It will only power the board. Understand that the board's power and the card's power are two different things.
post #1812 of 2154
You can use a dell 220w power supply but it doesn't mean it will power both the board and the card, you have to then choose how to power your card that is why it is recommended to use a higher power supply. It will have the facility to power the board and the card
post #1813 of 2154
Yep, it's a double ended sword though, depending on manufacturer and model.

Using EVGA again cause it's easier for reference. A 980 can range from 180w all the way to 300w depending on which version you buy.

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-2981-KR



Well I guess we are just going to have to differ on this one. And I will still come crying to Dameyon if I blow up my Alpha smile.gif
post #1814 of 2154
ahahahaha
post #1815 of 2154
You will be fine. If it makes you feel better..Instead of going for the 970, I will go for a 980 and run it.
post #1816 of 2154
btw when you say "board". Are you on about the gdc? or the motherboard?

Also, not that I want to tempt fate, make sure it's a high wattage 980 devil-smiley-019.gif
post #1817 of 2154
the GDC LOL
post #1818 of 2154
phew, just checking. I had to be polite there biggrin.gif
post #1819 of 2154
You power the GDC separately. So you have to provide power to the GDC and to the graphics card separately.
post #1820 of 2154
LOLOLOL@RetroPhil
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