What power supply will I need for my new card? Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Product Last response: June 21, 2009 4:26 AM in Graphics & Displays Share astronomeric210 June 21, 2009 3:59:31 AM Hey, a few years ago I bought a computer from Best Buy (I know, bad idea). Here is the comp: http://www1.dealtime.com/xPF-Hewlett-Packard-HP-Pavilio... The current graphics card I have now runs fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would like to get this card, but I need to know what power supply I would need, how many watts. It says it needs 500 watts, but does that mean I need a 500 watt psu? Does that factor in say, the motherboard and other stuff? Please help! Thanks! More about : power supply card astronomeric210 June 21, 2009 4:17:53 AM Whoops forgot to add the card i wanted to get here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card a c 164 ) Power supply June 21, 2009 4:19:31 AM watts on a power supply are often misleading, what card are you looking to get that needs 500w? The recommended watts by a video card means total power offered by the PSU, the card itself needs far less then 500w. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card a c 164 ) Power supply June 21, 2009 4:26:26 AM that card wants a 600w PSU * and would be severely bottle-necked by your current CPU Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew graphics card , and need a new power supply ForumNeed help to choose power supply for new pc and graphics card . ForumNeed help regarding power supply pin for new graphics card ForumNeed help regarding power supply pin for new graphics card ForumWhat power supply do I need for my new gaming system? ForumWhat Power supply do I need ? ForumWhat hard drives and power supply do i need ? ForumBought new graphics card and power supply . Need Help? ForumWhat size power supply do i need for a 650 ti ForumWhat type of card and power supply I need ForumWhat type of card and power supply I need ForumWhat Power Supply do i need for this gaming computer? ForumDo i need a new power supply ? Specs in post ForumWhat size power supply do I need ? ForumNew Power supply with this graphics card ForumPower supply issues for a new graphics card ForumWhat power supply wattage do I need ? Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics ForumAdvice on Graphics card for HP dc7100 - 240 watt psu. ForumNeed help for upgrading More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !