Will my PSU work with this card?

Hello everyone, I was just wanting to know if this XFX card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229 will work with this PSU, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817374001. I just dont know if the card pulls too many amps from the PSU for it to work properly, I wont be OC it. I have used the calculators, and the watts should be fine.

My system is AMD athlon 64 3800, 2GB DDR2 800, 1 Sata 7200, 4 120mm led fans, fan controller, dvd-rw drive

Thanks guys!
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  1. Your Psu link isn't working but Power requirements are low with the 8600 GT needing a 300W PSU and 8600 GTS asking for a 350W. In SLI the recommendations step up a bit with a pair of 8600 GT's at 350W and 8600 GTS at 450W.
    I would recomment 350W or more for your setup .
  2. Is the 86GT 22 amps? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    edit. Looks like that 300w-er should have sufficient amperage, but the brand and 25.99 local pizza shop large loaded with extra sauce and cheese price tag makes me weary along with the max wattage. To be safe, you should step it up to at least 400w and 24 or more +12v rail amps (combined).
  3. Get a quality power supply with around 350-400w ratings, a lower wattage quality PSU will be a much better choice then a low quality higher watt power supply. The Antec Earthwatts 380W(27A total on the +12v lines) is only $30 after mail-in-rebate, $60 before and the SeaSonic 400ES(30A total) is $60.
  4. I dont know whats up with the link, its here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817374001, its the 460W In WIN PSu if you cant find it.
  5. Anonymous said:
    Hello everyone, I was just wanting to know if this XFX card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229 will work with this PSU, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817374001. I just dont know if the card pulls too many amps from the PSU for it to work properly, I wont be OC it. I have used the calculators, and the watts should be fine.

    My system is AMD athlon 64 3800, 2GB DDR2 800, 1 Sata 7200, 4 120mm led fans, fan controller, dvd-rw drive

    Thanks guys!

    XFX 8600GT XXX is 300w@18amps (I used to have one)

    This psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005
    Antec EarthWatts EA 380 27amps
    $30 for 27amps-not too bad (after rebate)
  6. So I guess this PSU will work with the card.

    Now, whats the best Aftermarket cooler for the 8600GT XFX XXX card? or any 8600GT card for that matter, under $30?
  7. Why don't you get this 8600GT? More money, but look at the stock o'c, and the included cooler.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150258
  8. kpo6969, not to doubt that you know what you are talking about but you math is not adding up. 300watt@18amp would require ~17 volt line. I can't come up with an 18amp figure divided between 5v and 12v? I could be confused a bit, but I dot see it. Even if the whole 18 amps was on 12v it would only give you 216watt, which falls 84 watts short of 300. I am just not getting it.
    Looking around the card will draw 100watts. Even if that is all the draw is on the 12v it will only take ~8 amps. You should be safe. If you can find a way that the lines are marked, just place the 120mm fans on that line as well.
    I would also recommend that you buy a different power supply. This one was used to bait you so to say. Even if it was still a combine 12v line it would only be 32 amp, it is only a safety thing to split the line at grater than that. There is no real benefit from a dual rail power supply. I can provide proof for this if you would like, but right now I don't have it on hand. (I am on my laptop, the link is on my desktop.)
    I would also recommend the same card as kpo6969. It is a good overclock. It is also hard to go wrong with a Zalman. If you are looking to do some high res gaming, you may also want to consider this one http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006460 it is 512MB, and unlike many of the other 512s it has DDR3, for about the same price as the Zalman cooled XFX. Although you lose the stock overclock.
    It has a lot to do with the resolution you plan on using if you see any difference from the 512MB edition or not.
  9. This is the XFX8600GT XXX (which I used to have)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3048552&Sku=P450-8650
    This is the minimum recommended psu (taken from above link)
    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

    The 8600GT uses 30w
    8600 GT 30W
    http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=9354

    Amp rating for a psu
    Maximum wattage on the 12v divided by 12 = amps

    My old psu (which you should remember I believe)



    12v = 264w 3.3v and 5v = 150w
    305w total @ 22amps

    XFX 8600GT XXX system load (entire system) = 151w
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/08/23/xfx_geforce_8600_gt_xxx_edition/10

    Have a nice one F34r1355
  10. I get the watts @ amperage part. You are stating that the 22amps is spread across all lines, and the total draw may not exceed that. 12 * 22 = 265, although 5 alone * 22 only = 110, the rest is split to the 3.3v line, and so on.
    But I still don't see where you get 300watt @ 18 amp for the video card. Is there a mention to it someplace (manual, or website?)
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