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how many watts is the max a video card uses

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Depends on the video card...

Yep, it really depends. Low end cards that are newer use less, because they have less going on, and are a smaller nanometer build process than older low end cards. Similarly, high end cards use a lot of power under load. With dual GPU cards, power consumption is almost double what a single card would take. For instance a 4870X2 takes almost double the power a 4870 does.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp try this, its a power supply calculator. Fill out the specs, and put whatever gfx card in you want, and it'll estimate the power consumption of the whole rig.
 

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see i want to buy a new video card but i dont know wich one is for my psu
 

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You'll have to ask around about the Micronics brand, but I know that a 520W Corsair is enough to power an 8800 Ultra (MASSIVE power hog) and an OC'd E8400.

So you should be fine for a mid level card. 9800 GT is a great performer. 4830/4850 as well.
 

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gtx260,gtx285

Somewhat overkill for a P4...

I'd say 4830 or 4850 would be a good bet. Or 9800 GT or GTX depending on your budget.
 

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Somewhat overkill for a P4...

I'd say 4830 or 4850 would be a good bet. Or 9800 GT or GTX depending on your budget.

just noticed that i would go for a 8800,9800gt, or a 250gt basically a 9800
 

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tanks to all my dessision is a 8600gts

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