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Power requirements for Nvidia 8600 Ultra / GT

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March 1, 2007 12:14:55 PM

Would anyone know how much power I would need for the Geforce 8600?

I'm planning on the ff setup and I'm not sure if the 250w PSU can handle the load.


Case: Shuttle SK22G2B V2 (250W Silent X) AM2
CPU: X2 4000+ 65w AM2 (Brisbane)
RAM: 2 x 1G DDR2 800 Corsair XMS CL4
HDD: 2 x 7200rpm
Sound Card: M-Audio 5.1 sound card
Video Card: Geforce 8600 Ultra or R600 equivalent
ODD: Lite-on 16x DVDRW

I've looked all over for wattage claims on the 8600 but havent found any.

Any help on this would be appreciated.. thanks.
March 1, 2007 4:55:46 PM

Whilst no one truely knows the power requirements of the 8600 series, I would imagine a 250W PSU would be 'pushing it'. To be honest, you should be running off a 350 - at the least. That should give you a bit of headroom.
March 1, 2007 6:29:54 PM

i don't know about this video card, but some lesser cards require 400watt PSU.
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March 1, 2007 6:49:14 PM

Highly doubtful
March 1, 2007 11:48:44 PM

250w wont even cut the slack. I'd say anything from 400-450w at the most. Amps are unknown.
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March 2, 2007 12:12:04 AM

probably not alot.
March 2, 2007 10:16:23 AM

Hmm, based on the picture on the reference board it doesn't have a power connector... while previous gen cards like the 7950.. even the 7900GS need external power.

Maybe this newer gen card might have lesser power requirements than the high end 7 series ... (e.g. 6800 vs. 7600GT).


March 2, 2007 11:11:05 AM

The Shuttle 250W PSUs are good, but not *that* good. I'd be dubious!
March 2, 2007 7:23:53 PM

i would say not!, just hope a power draw of about a 7950GT, maybe more.....
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