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how much power do i need for this card?

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October 2, 2008 11:05:09 PM

for a single evga 9800gtx, do i need a big power supply or could i get just a 500watt or 600watt?
the cpu im gonna use is an athlon x2 5600+ 2.8ghz.
So is a 500 watt power supply high enough or will a 600watt do the job?

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October 2, 2008 11:24:28 PM

0mg_1ts_m3 said:
for a single evga 9800gtx, do i need a big power supply or could i get just a 500watt or 600watt?
the cpu im gonna use is an athlon x2 5600+ 2.8ghz.
So is a 500 watt power supply high enough or will a 600watt do the job?


500w is more than enough.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=22
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2008 11:29:42 PM

I'd worry less about the watts and more about the quality of the PSU and the +12v power it supplies. An affordable Antec Earthwatts 430W has more 12v (30 amps) than many generic 500W. I am running an HD4850 with that PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b U Graphics card
October 3, 2008 12:23:36 AM

A good 400w+ psu would do the trick.
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