Hi all, I recently bought a new pc, intended for gaming use, the system specs are as follows
4X1G1 Crosair ddr800mhz
Asus p5n-e sli
500gb sata seagate barracuda
COLORSit 550 watt psu
The first thing I wanted to do with this pc was upgrade the graphics card as the 8500gt is poor for heavy gaming I have been made to believe lol
The card I have my eye on is the bfg 9800gtx which I am going to purchase any day now.
My questions is will my PSU run this card as I have read that this card needs a PSU with 26a on the +12 volt rail???
I dont really know much about PSU's but I have popped off the case and had a look at the side of the PSU and it is as follows
+3.3V @ 28A
+5V @ 30A
+12V @ 20A
I dont want to risk puttin the card into my system incase it nuke's itself lol
Also I have had a look on ebay for the COLORSit PSU and they seem a pretty cheap make but as long as it where to the the card I would be happy as I dont really have alot of crap pluged into the system.
If I need a new psu I would be willing to spend around £50 max! would this get me a decent PSU?
you have just confirmed my worst fears lol, but least im not gonna run the risk of blowing my computer up, any suggestions on what sorta PSU I should go for??? and also I really am only gettin the 9800gtx because it apparantly has good preformance, well from what I have seen on comparason charts, Is there a better card out there for same sorta price?
ati 4850 is as good in current games and has a higher score in the new vantage benchmark, so you might be more futureproof getting instead of 9800 gtx. If ur going for 9800 get the GTX+, same price, cooler and slighlty faster. Anyway whatever you choose they both kick ass in all current games and you'll have a ton of fun with it.
they have the exact same consumption almost of 228 W, meaning 228W/12V = 19 A. so THEORETICALY your psu would be enough ASSUMING it gives 20A and you dont have HDD or CDrom drive lol, which im sure is not the case. So yeh I would buy another PSU