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GTX 260 Core 216 on my system?

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July 24, 2009 4:13:44 PM

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?

a c 243 ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 4:18:02 PM

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.
July 24, 2009 4:19:30 PM

Does that mean it will not do the trick? I am not very good with power supplies..
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July 24, 2009 4:23:03 PM

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.
July 24, 2009 4:24:13 PM

Could anyone recommend an affordable PSU that does 500+ watts?
July 24, 2009 4:38:56 PM

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...
July 24, 2009 4:52:35 PM

But on the bright side, it's better that you realised now. Rather that than after the blue flash and pop.
a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 8:00:40 PM

No, do not run that card with your current PSU!
Get a quality 450w+ PCP&C, Seasonic, Corsair or Antec Earthwatts PSU.
July 25, 2009 6:39:55 PM

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!
a c 243 ) Power supply
July 25, 2009 6:55:09 PM

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.
July 25, 2009 7:10:47 PM

impatient or no CC i assume.
July 25, 2009 7:33:25 PM

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.
a c 243 ) Power supply
July 25, 2009 8:31:02 PM

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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