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My friend has bought this graphic card, its coming in monday. (its not new)
Now, he's got in his computer MaxPower 400w and I have an Antec 350W which I dont use. I was just reading some tests and they are saying that real 350w PS shoud be able to power 8800GTS 320mb without any problems.

So, is his Maxpower 400w stronger then my Antec 350w, if its not I will give him my Antec if its better for GTS. Which PowerS. will run it better?

Somehow I think Antec's better but for any case I 'll just ask you profs.

Are they able to run that 8800 at all lol?

(he cant buy another powersup. for now even I told him he shoud)

Sorry for my english
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post #2 of 8
It also depends on what else he will be running off the PSU.
I wouldn't recomend using a 350w (or even a 400w) for an 8800 at all.
I would guess (and only a guess) that under full load he will get problems.
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post #3 of 8
I wouldn't run a 8800GTS 320 on either. Those cards have a TDP of around 130w. Both the MaxPower is most likely junk and really a 300w PSU. That Antec is probably one of their older models and fall under 2nd or 3rd tier quality. Get a new PSU.
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post #4 of 8
i agree with both of these guys, get a nice 600+ watt psu, that should last you.


here, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1&sku=B52-3004
Edited by drewfus - 5/16/08 at 10:56am
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i agree with both of these guys, get a nice 600+ watt psu, that should last you.
A nice 450w PSU would be fine.
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A nice 450w PSU would be fine.
yes that would get the job done but, imop if your going buy something spend a little 20-30$ more and get something that will suite your needs for a longer time
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Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
yes that would get the job done but, imop if your going buy something spend a little 20-30$ more and get something that will suite your needs for a longer time
True, but it doesn't look like he has $20-30 to spare.

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(he cant buy another powersup. for now even I told him he shoud
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

This would be a good and inexpensive PSU for your video card.
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