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Geforce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 on a 300W PSU?

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October 11, 2008 11:52:42 PM

this is the Geforce 8400: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8990407&t...
im pretty sure this is what i want. don't ask.

would it get a fair performance with a 300W PSU?
it says thats what it requires is 300W but i dont know
if it would work. ( my PSU is about 1.2 years old )

here is my PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i have heard that over time your PSU gets old and puts out less power. that's why im asking this.
October 12, 2008 12:20:38 AM

It should work fine for now.
that card uses hardly any power at all.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2008 12:21:16 AM

for about the same price AFTER shipping

you can get a card thats literally a hundred times more powerful than the 8400

the 8400 is one of the worst cards EVER made it just plain sucks... avoid ALL 8 series cards and even 9 series (except the 9600 gt) that are below the 8800/9800 point...

a 300 w psu will probably be enough to run it... but i'd recommend getting a nice good 450 - 550 w one for cheap

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

I believe antec psu's are on the upper tier list of quality i think they are a tier 2 which isn't bad for this price

Although if you want to do any serious upgrading like high-end stuff a 430 w won't serve you at all
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October 12, 2008 2:43:39 AM

if he doesn't want to game, that is fine.
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2008 3:16:20 AM

It does depend on what he does with the pc. If he wants basic video then it is fine.

For gaming that is another story. If you are expecting to run a media center or a gaming rig then dont do that card.

That psu will be fine for the 8400 if you decide to go that route...
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