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Will I be able to use a 9800gtx+ with a non-80% certified psu?
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With enough watts, sure you can run your vid card. The 80% rating is for efficiency and to a greater or lesser extent general quality.
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Originally Posted by Aardobard View Post
With enough watts, sure you can run your vid card. The 80% rating is for efficiency and to a greater or lesser extent general quality.
So is 500 watts enough?
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Originally Posted by D-Quong View Post
So is 500 watts enough?
what brand?

have a link to the PSU?
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post #5 of 12
Fill out your specs here mate... might help a lil.
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Originally Posted by smoke12291 View Post
what brand?

have a link to the PSU?
Its like a unknown brand, named Foxtech.
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post #7 of 12
The power supply requirements for a 9800gtx+ can be found here (click "Specifications" and then scroll down to "Thermal and Power Specs:")

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...x_plus_us.html

The 80% efficiency rating on a power supply just tells you that the power supply will lose no more than 20% of the power it pulls from the wall outlet (AC current) as it converts it to DC current to power the components in your PC.
Edited by Ellipsis - 12/25/08 at 12:52am
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post #8 of 12
I doubt it since it probably came with your case?
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80plus is not a measure of quality, just efficiency. A less efficient PSU is just a PSU with an older/cheaper design, not necessarily a bad one. That said, Foxtech is new to me and if it is something you got with your case or can be bought for $20 then I wouldn't. A quality 400W PSU with 30A on the 12V would be ok with a 9800gtx+ (a 500W with 35A would be better if you are OCing). But I doubt it is a quality PSU. It may say 500W but odds are it is peak rated or just flat out lying which would make it a mediocre 300-400W. But that is just assumptions and if I can find more info about it I would be able to judge it better (the fact that I can't find anything on it says volumes though).
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27027 Is this powersupply reliant and good for a 9800gtx+?
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