Upgrading video card need advice

P.C. specs:
MOBO; ASUS M3N78-EM AM2+Geforce 8300
CPU; AMD A64x2 7750 2.7 AM2
MEM; 2 1g cruc bl 12864AA 1066
PSU; Raidmax Hybrid2 RX 530SS

I am thinking about adding a 9800GTX+ ddr3 512mb card

Will the PSU I have work? Should I look at another card? I do not understand the amp rating and the 12V rails.
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  1. The 4870 would be a better choice with your raidmax power supply. For the 9800gtx, I recommend a corsair, seasonic, enermax, or pc power and cooling. For example, newegg has a corsair 650w for $99.99 before rebate with 51 amps on a single 12v rail, more than enough for the 9800gtx. Whatever you do, don't buy a cheaper brand power supply just because it claims to have 600-700 watts. Cheaper brands die under load, or may not even post.
  2. o1die said:
    The 4870 would be a better choice with your raidmax power supply. For the 9800gtx, I recommend a corsair, seasonic, enermax, or pc power and cooling. For example, newegg has a corsair 650w for $99.99 before rebate with 51 amps on a single 12v rail, more than enough for the 9800gtx. Whatever you do, don't buy a cheaper brand power supply just because it claims to have 600-700 watts. Cheaper brands die under load, or may not even post.


    The 4870 uses more power than 9800GTX+. And 650W is overkill.
  3. dbrun5 said:
    P.C. specs:
    MOBO; ASUS M3N78-EM AM2+Geforce 8300
    CPU; AMD A64x2 7750 2.7 AM2
    MEM; 2 1g cruc bl 12864AA 1066
    PSU; Raidmax Hybrid2 RX 530SS

    I am thinking about adding a 9800GTX+ ddr3 512mb card

    Will the PSU I have work? Should I look at another card? I do not understand the amp rating and the 12V rails.


    The HD4850 performs about the same and is usually cheaper.

    The PSU will probably work, but I would highly recommend getting a good quality one instead. Antec Earthwatts 500, Corsair VX550, Seasonic S12II 500.
  4. ^agree with theanimal
  5. My bad. I meant to say 4850.
  6. ^5 and +2 for what the other posters said about getting a high quality power supply.
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