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could this cheap PSU run a 9600 GSO?

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October 21, 2008 8:03:25 PM

could this run a 9600 GSO ( dual slot addition ) ?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageNam...

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


i chose eBay for the PSU just because some items have free shipping and stuff is a lot cheaper.

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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 8:21:49 PM

+1 ^ or go for the 430w Antec Earthwatts for $10 more. The one you posted from eBay is an old design that's very weak in the 12v rail and really not suitable to modern systems.
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October 21, 2008 8:40:47 PM

a no name psu rated at 600w might not be capable of even 500w,when it comes tp your psu ,,,,, don't be cheap,you buy cheap you get cheap..:) 
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 9:12:04 PM

No!
That 500w PSU only has 18A on the +12v rail and is a disaster waiting to happen!
You should NEVER skimp on the PSU and there are ALWAYS inexpensive, quality options.
For example, the Antec Earthwatts 380w ($29.99 on newegg and a higher quality than the Basiq 500w even) is a high quality unit with 27a on the +12v rail.
I would highly recommend the Antec Earthwatts 380 if you are on a budget.
If you can afford a little more, get the best Corsair, Enermax, PCP&C, Seasonic or Antec Earthwatts PSU you can afford.
NEVER get a cheap, no name POS unless you can afford to replace your entire system when it fails.
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 9:15:51 PM

outlw6669 said:
No!
That 500w PSU only has 18A on the +12v rail and is a disaster waiting to happen!
You should NEVER skimp on the PSU and there are ALWAYS inexpensive, quality options.
For example, the Antec Earthwatts 380w ($29.99 on newegg and a higher quality than the Basiq 500w even) is a high quality unit with 27a on the +12v rail.
I would highly recommend the Antec Earthwatts 380 if you are on a budget.
If you can afford a little more, get the best Corsair, Enermax, PCP&C, Seasonic or Antec Earthwatts PSU you can afford.
NEVER get a cheap, no name POS unless you can afford to replace your entire system when it fails.


18amps is plenty for the 9600gso that card only needs 1 pcie connector and uses under 125w.
18amps x 12vrail = 216w.

(oh ya it has 2 12rails)
=]
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 9:23:18 PM

While it is capable of powering the 9600GSO, I still consider using a low quality unit such as this a major risk.
Especially with a much better unit being perhaps $10 more, $5 for the unit and perhaps another $5 for shipping when combined with the GSO on an order, I would consider it a very bad move on the OP's part to purchase it.
As with all ultra value PSU's, it may work for now, but for how long.
If/when it does fail, there is a good chance that it will take other components with it.
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 9:26:13 PM

a no name 600w psu = 300w, 400w if you're lucky.

how cheap is a corsair vx450 anyway? i mean its dirt cheap already, go buy that!
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 9:31:17 PM

invisik said:

(oh ya it has 2 12rails)
=]


Just to be clear, I was talking about the Op's listed no name PSU (only one 18A +12v rail), not the Basiq 500.
The Basiq is a decent PSU but I understand that the build quality of the Earthwatts line is of a higher quality.
Both the Antec EA380 and BP500 have similar +12v capabilities and both are MUCH better than a ebay 500w special.
October 21, 2008 9:44:02 PM

woah, i had no idea that was such a risk. thanks and ill go ahead and buy that 500W PSU that invisik listed on his first post. thanks
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 10:02:14 PM

outlw6669 said:
Just to be clear, I was talking about the Op's listed no name PSU (only one 18A +12v rail), not the Basiq 500.
The Basiq is a decent PSU but I understand that the build quality of the Earthwatts line is of a higher quality.
Both the Antec EA380 and BP500 have similar +12v capabilities and both are MUCH better than a ebay 500w special.


oh i apologize i thought you were referring to the psu i suggested.
sorry!
a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2008 10:19:46 PM

While HEC (Compucase) has starting building higher quality power supplies....this isn't one of them. It's (again) an old design that really isn't fit for a modern system. Get one of the other PSUs that was recommended.

Review of a new HEC build PSU, notice the difference in specs
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/412
October 21, 2008 10:38:52 PM

aj95,

You are trying to skimp on the most dangerous component in your case. If the power supply fails it could take the entire computer with it. Motherboard, graphics card (that you are about to buy), hard drive, etc. etc. could potentially (literally) go up in smoke.

Listen to the previous posters and spend an extra $20 on something that won't fry your computer like an egg.

William

October 21, 2008 10:46:04 PM

alright i guess your right thanks
a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2008 12:40:41 AM

Get a Corsair 550/650. The Corsair (and PC Power & Cooling) PSUs will last a very good amount of time AND you could upgrade to a 9800GTX,etc later.
a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2008 6:29:55 AM

To the op. Also, ATI does have the 4670 out. There was one that was 65 after rebate the other day on newegg. Should be about the same performance as the gso, but has lower power requirements too.
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