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Will a 300w PSU be ok for a 9800 Gt 1 gb EE edition

http://www.amazon.com/Cinch-Power-ISO-Supply-300W/dp/B003JEXSEE

^^ that is my power supply do you think it can run a 9800 GT EE edition, It does not have 6 pin connector because it is a low power card Energy Efficient, so looking at that PSU do you think it can run it

The rig
e6400 Core 2 duo 2.13ghz
3gb ddr2 ram
160gb WD HDD
9800 GT EE
And a dvd drive
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  1. in my opinion nope. not with 15 amp on the 12v.
  2. Best answer
    Hi,

    You would be under limit. Least power supply needed for standard 9800GT is arround 400W which can provide at least 18amps of constant current. This would mean that you need to go with good, branded PSU of 350W+. In my opinion it would be best to buy something like Corsair CX430, Antec 380 or if wan't something cheaper Cooler master Elite 460W. So, unload about 20-25$ more for one of these and you'll be good.

    Best regards :)
  3. So you are saying I can not :(
  4. MrAcd said:
    So you are saying I can not :(


    Unfortunatelly no. This would provide great risk for your PSU and other components.
  5. so could I get away with a 18 amp on a 12v rail
  6. In theory yes. But would not recomend using 18amp PSU for 16-17$ from amazon or ebay. It does not stable output. If you buy good PSU it will last long. With these no name PSU's you could get dead one out of the box, failling one within a month or least probable working one which will last for long time. If you are willing to risk your mobo, cpu, and video card for 20$ more then do whatever you like. I can't recomend it.
  7. This is one of reviews i came accross with... "yet another power supply from another company. I purchased a Diabletek PHD450. It failed out of the box (verified by using known good supply). This was in July 2009. I got a RMA and they returned the same dead power supply with the same problem. After several calls I got another RMA. I returned the supply. UPS confirmed delivery. they still have not sent a replacement. It is now April 2010. When I call the support number on their web site I am given another number - no one is ever there. NEVER AGAIN - DIABLOTEK IS DEAD."

    Don't think you should get one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046 ... this is bare minimum in quality
  8. Thanks man I think I can do that , but maybe suggest one with a case I am in need of a case, im still using mine from 1999 :/ but if you cant find one ill just get the PSU
  9. MrAcd said:
    Thanks man I think I can do that , but maybe suggest one with a case I am in need of a case, im still using mine from 1999 :/ but if you cant find one ill just get the PSU


    What is your budget?
  10. Feldmarschall said:
    MrAcd said:
    Thanks man I think I can do that , but maybe suggest one with a case I am in need of a case, im still using mine from 1999 :/ but if you cant find one ill just get the PSU


    What is your budget?


    10-30$
  11. Can't find you case and PSU in that range. Only PSU costs that much.
  12. Feldmarschall said:
    Can't find you case and PSU in that range. Only PSU costs that much.


    :/ ok thanks for looking ill probably just go with the cool master one
  13. Ok. Glad to help :)
  14. Hey sorry to bring this question up again but before I order mine I found a 600w with 3 12v rails at 18,18, and 15 is that enought and it's only 17$ after rebate and it's a coolmax
  15. Coolmax is not something i can recomend. You should go for that coolermaster at least. This coolmax has enough power to run your 9800gt but it's gamble long term. Coolermaster at least.

    Check hardware secrets for Coolmax PSU's review. "Never buy this... stay away"
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