ION2 Vantec 520W PSU with GTX260+ Full specs provided
So my girlfriend has a pc with a ION2 Vantec 520W. I am looking at putting a GTX260+ in it so that I can play skyrim and dishonored. Basically it's said that I should have at least 200Watts free for this graphics card and that would sound about right if this PSU was really 520W but also the 260+ it seems can use up to 320watts I saw on one site. Just wondering if it's safe to use this card with this PSU or if anyone can recommend a low budget graphics card for this PSU, though my options are limited as looking at getting one second hand for like $25.
Here is the PSU specs
115~230V / 10A~6A / 60/50Hz DC Output
+5V +3.3V +12V1 +12V2 -12 +5VSB Max Output Current:
25A 25A 20A 20A 0.3A 2.5A Max Combined:
160W 384W 18.5W Wa Connectors
1x 20+4 pin 4x SATA 1x 8pin CPU (8-pin EPS12V) 1x PCI-E 6 pin 1x PCI-E 6+2 pin 6x 4 Pin peripheral (molex) 2x Floppy Cooling System
13.5cm temperature-controlled silent fan
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you're fine, go ahead and pop it in there and get to playing. the max that card pulls is around 190W, and its recommended that you have a 500W power supply, which in case you do. It has 2 decent 12v rails so its technically more then enough.
Cool thanks, so even if this card uses up to 300 watts it should be all good? I don't intend on using any overclocking or using more than 2 rams sticks one HDD one DVD drive etc.
The GTS450 seems to use a bit less power than this card and is pretty cheap with better performance.
Some other people are saying the 260+ you would need a 650 watts cheap brand psu to be safe.
The PSU calculator though seems to give pretty low ratings 377 watts for the 260 and 322 watts for the GTS450.