Well, I have a Dell and my PSU is only 305W. I don't want to upgrade it becuase I just don't have enough money plus I love how silent the Dell PSU is. So to my question, do you guys know if there is any video card with a Direct10 compatibility and only uses 300W or less?
Shadow, were did you get your info? Both the 8500GT and 8600GT can be run on a 300 watt PSU with 18 amps on the +12v rails. His Dell PSU has that (I have the same one so don't claim I'm wrong). Also keep ion mind the fact that Dell underrates their PSUs so his is more like a 375 or 400 watt. Which would allow him to run an 8600GTS. The XPS 400 comes/came with a 375 watt unit and people have put 8800GTS' in those systems. Any of the ones I stated above would work in your system except the 8800.
so your sure about this? I just dont want my video card to fry up everything. I have a 305W
I have a Dell E521 with the 305w psu (22amps). I run an XFX 8600GT XXX with no problems. The GTS can also be run with an additional connection from the card to the psu.
8600GT-43w just put in in
8600GTS-47w connection to psu needed but works fine
Other people run 7900GS's no problem
Some even run 7950GT's but I wouldn't do that, but it's been done