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So, uhhh yeah. I went pretty budget on my system, specs are in my sig. Did I screw myself and not have enough power to install a single video card down the road? I'm just starting to realize how much power this CPU draws and I don't know if I really have much left over for a decent GPU.
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post #2 of 13
next to buying the most Power intensive card there is on the market you should have the headroom for a card.

I know alot of PC's that rock GPU with 500-550w
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When you need a new GPU I would sell the PSU you have now and go for something better. This is a good choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371025
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post #4 of 13
i would have to say yes, but an x6 for a budget damn
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post #5 of 13
Most people here have way overkill psu's...like me
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post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FormedXxFreakxX View Post
i would have to say yes, but an x6 for a budget damn
I spent roughly 400 bucks on this system, so yes, very much budget The rest of it I actually found in the trash, including the case, hard drives and fans.


Can someone just give me some numbers on how many amps or watts some of these new video cards are drawing?
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post #7 of 13
well i dont think the whole system will run u at least 400w....
i think u can put a 5670 or something that requires a 6pin i guess.. or maybe a 6850 if im not wrong... cause that only needs at least a 400w psu i suppose... mark me if im wrong...

or u can try this http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp and see how much voltage ur currently running.
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post #8 of 13
You power supply should be more than fine for almost any single card set up
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
Most people here have way overkill psu's...like me
ya like corsair ax1200 lol but i plan to 3x 580s, but ya i bought my xion 1000watt for $120 at tigerdirect
Edited by Qu1ckset - 2/14/11 at 7:54pm
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post #10 of 13
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K, good, I figured what I got could be drawing a couple hundred watts easy, but I was on the edge about how much these new cards draw considering all the heat they create. My PSU has 6+2 and standard 6 pin PCI-E connectors. Heh, last computer I built didn't need connectors for expansion cards so this is a new one for me PCI-E wasn't even thought of.
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