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November 19, 2008 4:16:14 AM

PSU: Acbel 450W
Combined 12v rail output 25A

I'm on a very tight budget here, and I'm planning on getting the 9800GT, or 9800GTX+ if I can find one.

nVidia listed that the GT require 400W and GTX+ is 450W

So my question here is, how close can I get to these requirement? Do they set this requirement higher a little to be safe, or lower for marketing purposes?

My system here is
C2D E6550
Intel G33 motherboard
2x 1GB Ram
2 standard casing fan and a DVD drive

Absolutely no overclocking or anykind of casing mod.

Can I run the 9800GT or GTX+ on my system?

Thank you very much.

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November 19, 2008 4:29:40 AM

ya u can run a 9800GT but nt sure abt the GTX+ though....but it were to be a very gud quality like corsair or antec earthwatts the sure it can run both...
but my suggestion would be stick to the be on the safer side...
November 19, 2008 4:49:10 AM

Acbel is one of the best brands from what I understand. Their PSUs are re branded by many top brands however despite their build quality I doubt a 300W(12v * 25A) is going to cut it.
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November 19, 2008 5:42:11 AM

i have a machine with HD3870 OCed and 6000+ OCed
and they are Powerd with Acbel 470w 28A combined
so i think yours will be ok with 9800gt rebranded 8800gt
but like gkay09 am not sure about the GTX
November 19, 2008 7:01:19 AM

Is the 4850 not being taken into consideration?

I'm running mine on a no-name 350 watt.

'course, I'm only running one hard drive but that hardly accounts for the fact.
November 19, 2008 11:53:42 PM

Thanks everyone for all the replies

well, I was told that ATi do have a card that has better performance but also cost more than the 9800GTX+. Though I'm not sure if he meant the HD3870, or the 3850.

I'll take a look at them again later on from reviews. I'm not exactly up to date with these new hardware, lol