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Should I upgrade my PSU if I'm adding an 8800GTS 512 and if so any suggestions? Not looking to spend more than about $80.
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Probably. If you're that strapped for cash, perhaps a secondary, Graphics-Only PSU is in order.
    
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Should I upgrade my PSU if I'm adding an 8800GTS 512 and if so any suggestions? Not looking to spend more than about $80.
Heck yeah, that PSU wouldn't boot when I tried it with an 8800GT.
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Should I upgrade my PSU if I'm adding an 8800GTS 512 and if so any suggestions? Not looking to spend more than about $80.
I would. Does the $80 include shipping?
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As I learned when I bought my 512 GTS last week that it depends on your ampage on the 12V rail. The 8800GTS G92 requires 26A, on the side of your PSU there should be a label that says what ampage output it has. If it is under 26A, or even right at 26 I would recommend a beefier power supply perhaps the one that I just ordered?

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html
$73 Dollars and a 54Amp 12V rail.
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As I learned when I bought my 512 GTS last week that it depends on your ampage on the 12V rail. The 8800GTS G92 requires 26A, on the side of your PSU there should be a label that says what ampage output it has. If it is under 26A, or even right at 26 I would recommend a beefier power supply perhaps the one that I just ordered?

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html
$73 Dollars and a 54Amp 12V rail.
I was looking at that PSU and was considering it but I'm leaning more towards a modular PSU. $80 is not set in stone it was just what I was originally looking to spend.
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As I learned when I bought my 512 GTS last week that it depends on your ampage on the 12V rail. The 8800GTS G92 requires 26A, on the side of your PSU there should be a label that says what ampage output it has. If it is under 26A, or even right at 26 I would recommend a beefier power supply perhaps the one that I just ordered?

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html
$73 Dollars and a 54Amp 12V rail.
I second that! Great price too!
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Definately upgrade your PSU yes.
 
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I am not too familiar with modular power supplies, but from my own PSU help posts, people seem to recommend the Corsair 620HX or 520HX.

520HX 89.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...y=col&dclksa=1

620HX 114.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...play=&dclksa=1

Both are modular, and able to support the card. The 520 may be pushing it, I personally would get the 620HX for some wiggle room.
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post #10 of 10
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I am not too familiar with modular power supplies, but from my own PSU help posts, people seem to recommend the Corsair 620HX or 520HX.

520HX 89.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...y=col&dclksa=1

620HX 114.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...play=&dclksa=1

Both are modular, and able to support the card. The 520 may be pushing it, I personally would get the 620HX for some wiggle room.
Excellent thanks for the suggestions
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