Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Can my psu handle this card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
September 21, 2007 2:48:37 PM

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!

More about : psu handle card

September 21, 2007 3:22:42 PM

Get a hd 2600xt it's a little better then the 8600gt except if you use AA.
September 21, 2007 3:31:18 PM

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...

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: 
Related resources
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 21, 2007 4:43:11 PM

Yes your psu will handle that card with ease
Mactronix
a c 113 U Graphics card
September 21, 2007 4:55:32 PM

Will handle it with room to spare....
September 21, 2007 5:04:32 PM

yep u can even run 2 in SLI ... not that you'd want to ..
September 21, 2007 5:42:37 PM

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....
September 21, 2007 6:38:02 PM

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?
September 21, 2007 6:48:27 PM

If you're going with a 8600GT get this one:

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

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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
September 22, 2007 6:09:02 AM

Get the x1950pro don't go for a 8600gt if you have a choice.
!