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
+5V +3.3V +12V1 +12V2 -12 +5VSB
Max Output Current:
25A 25A 20A 20A 0.3A 2.5A
160W 384W 18.5W Wa
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
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.