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Will PSU handle 9600gt with my build . help!

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July 9, 2013 4:50:19 PM

I have Enermax ErPro80+ 350w (EES350AWT)
I wish to add gigabyte geforce 9600gt 512
to mobo: gigabyte ga-ma78
amd athlon 64 2x 4850e (OC to 2678mhz)
1*1gb ddr800 ram
2*2gb ddr800 ram
dvd+rw
2 fans (cant remember sizes)
not much
I see that on 12v rail it has 17 amps but it has 2 and togther 27amps, not sure what that means :D 
a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2013 5:06:31 PM

nope.invidias own site says 400w. not the latest card but not the latest system either. if you get it cheap,why not.
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July 9, 2013 5:08:15 PM

Based on your description, it sounds like your power supply lists two 12 V rails, which can provide a maximum of 27 Amps of power. In a nutshell, this means you really have a single internal rail, that for the purposes of older ATX specifications, is being called 2 rails, while in reality, all of your 12 V leads likely draw from the same source.

A bit irrelevant however, as an 9600 GT is only going to draw about 7.92 Amps, easily fitting within your power envelope. Heck, you could probably find a used 8800 GT for your $40 and get much better performance and the 8800 GT should only run about 8.75 Amps, still easily working within the limits of your power supply. :-)

The power supply requirements given on manufacturers web sites, while most times reasonable, are not strict rules. 400 Watts really says nothing of the actual requirement for the power supply, which is essentially that it deliver enough amperage over it's 12 V lines.
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July 9, 2013 5:29:33 PM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
Based on your description, it sounds like your power supply lists two 12 V rails, which can provide a maximum of 27 Amps of power. In a nutshell, this means you really have a single internal rail, that for the purposes of older ATX specifications, is being called 2 rails, while in reality, all of your 12 V leads likely draw from the same source.

A bit irrelevant however, as an 9600 GT is only going to draw about 7.92 Amps, easily fitting within your power envelope. Heck, you could probably find a used 8800 GT for your $40 and get much better performance and the 8800 GT should only run about 8.75 Amps, still easily working within the limits of your power supply. :-)

The power supply requirements given on manufacturers web sites, while most times reasonable, are not strict rules. 400 Watts really says nothing of the actual requirement for the power supply, which is essentially that it deliver enough amperage over it's 12 V lines.


And it also wont hurt my psu or mobo when working at peak?
On other hand also found used 220GT, hd5450(pasiv cooling :o o) and hd4730. All i want is to be able to run most of games

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July 9, 2013 5:48:01 PM

While your motherboard will not be hurt by the graphics card running at peak, to be honest, nobody is likely to guarantee anything with regards to somebody's power supply. Poorly built power supplies die all of the time, and sometimes even quality supplies can quit working. It is a risk you have to assess and take for yourself. The specifications given on your power supply are suitable for what I recommended, but I can not guarantee that if you actually ask your power supply to deliver what the manufacturer of it has specified it to capable of, it won't malfunction. It's the manufacturer's duty to warrant their product, not ours.

If you want to run most games, going for a low-ball graphics card is not going to be sufficient.

You can cross reference graphics cards in Tom's handy hierarchy chart here, to get a relative idea the value of the cards you are finding:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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July 9, 2013 11:45:04 PM

ok right now im just choosing betwen 9600gt silent and 220.
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