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What power supply will I need for my new card?
Jun 21, 2009, 3:59 AM
Hey, a few years ago I bought a computer from Best Buy (I know, bad idea). Here is the comp:
The current graphics card I have now runs fine:
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!
Jun 21, 2009
what power supply card
Jun 21, 2009, 4:17 AM
Whoops forgot to add the card i wanted to get here:
Jun 21, 2009, 4:19 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.
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Jun 21, 2009, 4:26 AM
that card wants a 600w PSU
* and would be severely bottle-necked by your current CPU
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