GTX 285 PSU question

ok, so i was thinking of buying a new EVGA GTX 285. but, seeing as my current PSU is only like, 400 or less watts or something (horrible, I know, I know), I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to get a new PSU as well. I had this one in mind: would this one work, and if not, can you recommend one that would (preferably like $120 or less)
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  1. If u don't plan on SLIing then i think its fine. What else do u have on ur system? Every little thing on ur computer adds up but for the most part thats a pretty solid PSU by corsair.
  2. That PSU will work just fine with a single card setup. However, if you choose to upgrade and want to run 2 cards you will need to upgrade again. Refer to this article for complete info:,2122.html . I just purchased a GTX 260 C 216 and according to that page I can SLI them because I have 3 X 19A 12V rails on my 650W PSU. It would cut it close, but it would be possible. What are your system specs?
  3. pretty low grade system. AMD Athlon 64 X2 at 2.7ghz, 2gigs of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE. needless to say, i didn't choose it.
  4. You'll get better performance with a system upgrade rather than a single high priced GPU
  5. I considered a 285 and got the GTX 260 C 216 because I got a great deal on Newegg. The marginal gains with the 285 for the price wasn't worth it at all. The 2.7Ghz is decent for gaming. My first gaming rig was a 2.0Ghz X2 and a 7900GS. I played at 1024x768 - 1280x1024 and it played pretty well. I would get the GTX 260 C 216 and find a nice CPU upgrade if you want to spend with the money saved.
  6. What would you guys recommend for a system upgrade (less than $1000)?
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