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August 1, 2007 7:01:07 AM

i've noticed that you need a special connector for pci-e cards, is that also the case with agp?

and if it is, could someone direct me to a good 600w psu that has such a connection on it?
August 1, 2007 7:21:18 AM

Many AGP cards requiring a 12v lead do so by the PSU standard 4 pin connector. If you buy a new AGP card with a 6 pin 12v lead, the card should include an adapter for that scenario. Regarding a psu recommendation, which AGP video card do you plan to use?
August 1, 2007 7:31:13 AM

Geowil said:
i've noticed that you need a special connector for pci-e cards, is that also the case with agp?

and if it is, could someone direct me to a good 600w psu that has such a connection on it?
Badge already covered the agp 4 pin molex question. As for the PS question this was pulled from another thread because I am lazy.
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First run the PSU calculator to verify your load. Run it as is, and with the additional components that you might be adding i.e., additional graphics card etc.
Edit: Be careful to only set single processor even thought it is a dual core because it is only one socket.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

I just ordered this PS it is as solid as a rock and on sale 25% off. It is a little longer, so be sure it will fit your case.

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 1, 2007 1:26:43 PM

the card i got is a radeon x1650 pro, ati doesnt mention on their site about the pin requirement though >.<

August 1, 2007 2:06:30 PM

Depending on your specific system components, any good quality 500 to 550 watt PSU with around 30 amps or better on the 12v rail(s) should work fine for you. I doubt your system would need 600 watts. You can use a calculator like this to get an idea of your systems needs. With your 1650 your system would draw under 200 watts at power up and idle.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/powercalc.jsp

As far as a recommendation, this Enermax has 22/22 amps on the 12v. It should power your 1650 pro with ease and leave some room for upgrade if neeeded:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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