GTX 260 Core 216 on my system?

Hey, i recently unplugged my system and came to realize that my PSU is 360watts max.. The Card requirements state it needs 500 watts. Does this render my PSU obsolete and non-usable with the GTX 260 Core 216?
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  1. AlexanderB said:
    PSU is 360watts max

    If you're lucky that will give you around a 25 amp max output on the 12v rail/rails, to light in my opinion.
  2. Does that mean it will not do the trick? I am not very good with power supplies..
  3. do NOT use a 360 watt power supply of any kind with a gtx 260.

    even if by some mircacle, it did work, you would be working the crap out of that poor psu. at some point, it definately will ruin your hardware.
  4. Could anyone recommend an affordable PSU that does 500+ watts?
  5. Well, i guess i have to go pick up a power supply. IT is unfortunate cause i was really hoping to play crysis etc having the card shipped in, but thanks for the information i am glad i didn't pop the card in yet. Guess i will have to go buy that power supply and install it...
  6. But on the bright side, it's better that you realised now. Rather that than after the blue flash and pop.
  7. No, do not run that card with your current PSU!
    Get a quality 450w+ PCP&C, Seasonic, Corsair or Antec Earthwatts PSU.
  8. I picked up that Earthwatts PSU at best buy and installed it in my system, i got the gtx 260 in now running ok. Wow the graphics blow me away!
  9. AlexanderB said:
    I picked up that Earthwatts PSU at best buy and installed it in my system, i got the gtx 260 in now running ok. Wow the graphics blow me away!

    Glad you're up and running, but ouch , that must have been expensive at BB.
  10. impatient or no CC i assume.
  11. delluser1 said:
    Glad you're up and running, but ouch , that must have been expensive at BB.



    Actually no not really. its the same thing as if you he ordered it with express shipping off new egg.
    its 99$ on new egg its 79 + Tax close to 95 total
    just maybe 10 $
    Thats were im getting mine.
  12. David1054 said:
    Actually no not really. its the same thing as if you he ordered it with express shipping off new egg.
    its 99$ on new egg its 79 + Tax close to 95 total
    just maybe 10 $
    Thats were im getting mine.

    Compared against the cost of express shipping, yea not bad for instant gratification.
    I live an about hour south of a Newegg warehouse, so I don't bother with express shipping, order in the AM and have it by the next afternoon 99% of the time.
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