Can my psu handle this card?

Hello!
I would like to know if my PSU can safely handle this card,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150230. My psu specs are 500W Antec ATX 12V version 2.01, Dual 12V output,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A. I can't seem to find the PSU requirments, I mainly need the +12V@?? requirments.
I can't seem to justify the extra $30-$50 for the gts and the 8800's are to pricey for me and since I have Vista i am going to take advantage of DX10.

Thanks!
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  1. Get a hd 2600xt it's a little better then the 8600gt except if you use AA.
  2. physx7 said:
    Hello!
    I would like to know if my PSU can safely handle this card,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150230. My psu specs are 500W Antec ATX 12V version 2.01, Dual 12V output,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A. I can't seem to find the PSU requirments, I mainly need the +12V@?? requirments.
    I can't seem to justify the extra $30-$50 for the gts and the 8800's are to pricey for me and since I have Vista i am going to take advantage of DX10.

    Thanks!


    Yes you shoudln't have a problem. According to EVGA the recommended requirments are 350w-400w PSU with 22a on the +12v rail or combined rails. Yours is a dual rail which should work fine. See link and use scroll bar to go down uder specs.

    http://evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=256-P2-N751-AR&family=23

    Hey, my profile says I'm a newbie now! I've only been into this stuff for 20 years. :o I think I like Stranger better. :sol:
  3. Yes your psu will handle that card with ease
    Mactronix
  4. Will handle it with room to spare....
  5. yep u can even run 2 in SLI ... not that you'd want to ..
  6. Ummm..Are you getting this for gaming?..Cause it's not a very good card for it....

    Why not add an extra 20 and get a x1950 pro?...It's overall a better card but it doesn't have DX10 support. Even with that 8600 GT you really wouldn't be able to play any DX10 titles well to begin with. x1950 pro even sweeps the 8600 GTS..As long as we're talking about the stock GTs cards. The superclocked versions in some games have the upperhand...But they are so pricey you can nab a x1900/x1950xt with that kind of cash...

    But yea...I really would recommend a x1950 pro if you want to play games..the only downside is it takes more power...If you're not going to do any gaming then a 8600 GT can do its duty as as a HTPC rig...But really not a good card overall for gaming....
  7. Kamrooz said:
    Ummm..Are you getting this for gaming?..Cause it's not a very good card for it....

    Why not add an extra 20 and get a x1950 pro?......


    Yeah, we recommended the same thing in this thread .....

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244980-33-nvidia
  8. Quote:
    Ummm..Are you getting this for gaming?..Cause it's not a very good card for it....


    Why not add an extra 20 and get a x1950 pro?...It's overall a better card but it doesn't have DX10 support. Even with that 8600 GT you really wouldn't be able to play any DX10 titles well to begin with. x1950 pro even sweeps the 8600 GTS..As long as we're talking about the stock GTs cards. The superclocked versions in some games have the upperhand...But they are so pricey you can nab a x1900/x1950xt with that kind of cash...


    But yea...I really would recommend a x1950 pro if you want to play games..the only downside is it takes more power...If you're not going to do any gaming then a 8600 GT can do its duty as as a HTPC rig...But really not a good card overall for gaming....


    Can you recommend me a $100-$150 DX10 card that my psu can handle?
  9. If you're going with a 8600GT get this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3048552&Sku=P450-8650

    I have it and it's 300w and 18a

    Minimum System Requirements

    Intel® or AMD® compatible motherboard

    At least 512MB system RAM

    PCI Express® compliant motherboard

    A minimum 300W system power supply

    50MB of available hard disk space

    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

    Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP or Vista

    VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
  10. Get the x1950pro don't go for a 8600gt if you have a choice.
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