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my friend has intel core duo e4500 and he wants to buy a 8800gts. the recommended psu is 450 watts but the seller told 350 will run this gpu..

also how about 8600gts? is this ok for 380 watts? and he told me he wants to get a rocketfish 500 watts supply is 380 is not sufficient
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400W should suffice. (well 380W)
I ran my 8800 GTS on a 500W for years.

If you are hooking up a bunch of drives, fans and other items of that nature, it may not be enough.
But if its just a regular PC with that GPU, the 380W should suffice at full draw.
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380W would be pushing it close. As long as it is the actual power output of the power supply you shouldn't have a problem. If it were me, I would just buy something with a little more power to make room for possible upgrades anyway.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiramoko View Post
my friend has intel core duo e4500 and he wants to buy a 8800gts. the recommended psu is 450 watts but the seller told 350 will run this gpu..

also how about 8600gts? is this ok for 380 watts? and he told me he wants to get a rocketfish 500 watts supply is 380 is not sufficient
As long as the 380W is a good power supply, it should have more than enough power to power a system with a single 8800 GTS (a 400W power supply is recommended, but they're referring to PSU's with a 400W "peak" rating).

However, please make sure he avoids that 500W Rocketfish because there's a chance that even though it has a "500W" rating, it's still a bad PSU (it's low quality). It's like building a house on sand. It's not much better than some cheap generic PSU. He should also stay away from Best Buy.

If you guys can order from Newegg, then here are a few that crush the 500W Rocketfish and will still have power left over even if he has the 8800 GTS:

400W Antec High Current Gamer

380W SeaSonic S12II

400W Antec Neo ECO
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400W should suffice. (well 380W)
I ran my 8800 GTS on a 500W for years.

If you are hooking up a bunch of drives, fans and other items of that nature, it may not be enough.
But if its just a regular PC with that GPU, the 380W should suffice at full draw.
actually the pc was bought at store so i think only its only a regular pc.. and game that they playing are not demanding..

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Originally Posted by cordawg92
380W would be pushing it close. As long as it is the actual power output of the power supply you shouldn't have a problem. If it were me, I would just buy something with a little more power to make room for possible upgrades anyway.
they're stingy by the way
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Quote:
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actually the pc was bought at store so i think only its only a regular pc.. and game that they playing are not demanding..



they're stingy by the way
The 400W Antec Neo ECO is $56.98 shipped from Newegg and it has way more than enough power for a system with a single 8800 GTS in it.
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Should be fine.
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As long as the 380W is a good power supply, it should have more than enough power to power a system with a single 8800 GTS (a 400W power supply is recommended, but they're referring to PSU's with a 400W "peak" rating).

However, please make sure he avoids that 500W Rocketfish because there's a chance that even though it has a "500W" rating, it's still a bad PSU (it's low quality). It's like building a house on sand. It's not much better than some cheap generic PSU. He should also stay away from Best Buy.

If you guys can order from Newegg, then here are a few that crush the 500W Rocketfish and will still have power left over even if he has the 8800 GTS:

400W Antec High Current Gamer

380W SeaSonic S12II

400W Antec Neo ECO
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coolmax-V-...Supply/8245532
how about this?

btw, if he ended buying 8600gts. is 380 watts sufficient for the system?

they dont wanna buy for their pc to upgrade..

i have 2 500 watts apevia for 2 bfg 9600gt for two pcs. its still running without a problem for almost 3 years now
Edited by tiramoko - 3/18/11 at 1:53pm
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bwoh i ran my 8800gt and my hd 4770, and an e6600 on 365W HP. and im still running, i can do pretty much anything, no crashes, nothing. lol. get an HP psu. lawl and, 3 years, still not dead.
Edited by UltimateGamerXFX - 3/18/11 at 1:58pm
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It'll run fine! don't buy rocketfish! they stink *literally*
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