GEForce 8800 in a Xion II Case (450W PSU)

Folks,

I am considering buying a GEForce 8800 for my new system. Specifically, this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082

Currently, I have a XION II case with 450W PSU, as follows:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208008

At present the system has:

Asus M2N SLI Deluxe MB with AMD X2 5000+ CPU and 2x 160 GB Sata Hard Drives.

I am wondering if I am going to hit a power bottle neck of any sort trying to install this card. I don't know very much about power consumption so it might seem like a somewhat newbie question, but it is what it is :)

Oh, if it won't work, any recommendations for a good card (180-215 or so if its not an 8800) would be more than welcome!

Thanks in advance.
-S
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    Folks,

    I am considering buying a GEForce 8800 for my new system. Specifically, this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082

    Currently, I have a XION II case with 450W PSU, as follows:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208008

    At present the system has:

    Asus M2N SLI Deluxe MB with AMD X2 5000+ CPU and 2x 160 GB Sata Hard Drives.

    I am wondering if I am going to hit a power bottle neck of any sort trying to install this card. I don't know very much about power consumption so it might seem like a somewhat newbie question, but it is what it is :)

    Oh, if it won't work, any recommendations for a good card (180-215 or so if its not an 8800) would be more than welcome!

    Thanks in advance.
    -S


    I would hold off on buying a video card now since R600 is due to come out in a couple of weeks, and nvidia, as a result, hopefully, will lower their prices to keep the competition up.

    For the most part...that PSU will not be enough. Though can you list the amps on the +12v rails? It will help us make a more accurate "guess" on whether it's enough to power the 8800.

    Also, the 8800 GTS is a great choice, but if you can wait and see how R600 does, you might change your mind :P
  2. Thanks for the quick replies.

    A couple of things. First off, I don't have the luxury of holding off on buying a video card at this point as the system does not have one at the moment and I am not willing to waiting a few more weeks to get it going, so I'll be buying SOMETHING ;)

    As far as the power stuff goes,

    Here is the manufacturers picture of the specs:

    http://www.xionusa.com/images/product/case/Xion%202%20pics/Power%20Supply.jpg

    As mentioned by mpilchfamily it does only have 18A on a single rail from the looks of it, so I suppose that limits me somewhat.

    The next question would then be, what would be the best I could do for a video card that would run on that system? Unfortunately, I do not nor will I have the funds in the near future to buy a new power supply AND a 8800 so something else will have to do, which I can live with.
  3. Point taken.

    Well, from the sounds of it, I will have to upgrade the PSU, but buy a much cheaper video card.

    Let me throw this out there then. If I went with a Nvidia 7950GT which would be more than enough for what I need it for, what would you recommend for a power supply? I can't break the bank as far as cost goes....
  4. Acording to it specs u will need atleast a 500w.

    Myself got a 750w thermaltake

    System
    intel 6600 cpu
    8800 gtx leadteach
    2 gig ram
    250 gig hd
    asus comando mb
  5. Thanks for your help mpilchfamily. I'll poke around your list and find something that is suitable and affordable :) I may or may not get that one particular one you pointed out, seems to have some poor reviews on new egg, but I'm sure I can find something in your list that won't break the bank and will be powerful enough.
  6. my 2 pc have a 7950 gt in it with the same specs as 1 pc

    my psu is a 550w coolermaster and i think it ma be to small

    Game's like bf2 sometimes freezes up and have to restart pc

    Go for atleast a 600w
  7. Ended up going with the following. Of course my wife won't be happy but hey she'll live :)

    XFX 8800 w/ 320mb of ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150171

    CoolerMaster 600W power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817171011

    I think this should easily handle it according to what i've read and hey its better than I expected price wise.
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