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 SolvedWhat video card should I get? Need new power supply? Forum SolvedWhat graphics card should I get and do I need a new power supply? Forum need some advice on what power supply would go with my new graphics card and new case I'm planning to get Forum Solvedneed help choosing a power supply for my new graphics card Forum SolvedDo I need a new power supply for my new graphics card to work 100%? Forum SolvedWhat PSU(Power Supply) does my new beast need? Forum SolvedNeed info on what wattage to get for a new power supply Forum SolvedNo clue for what power supply I need for new rig Forum SolvedDo I need a new power supply for a new graphics card? Forum SolvedNeed help picking Power supply unit for when i get my new gtx 570 video card Forum SolvedDo I need a better power supply (currently have CX 600m) for my new graphics card Forum SolvedWhat Watt power supply would i need for these 2 cards in SLI? Forum SolvedDo I need a new power supply to run a new graphics card? Forum SolvedPower Supply 1x6 PIN is what I have, 2x8 PIN is required for my new card? Forum What's the minimum wattage power supply I need for this graphics card? Forum SolvedI need to upgrade my power supply for a new graphics card im buying, will the change from a 300W to a 550W make a difference ? Forum SolvedWill i need a new power supply with a 760 graphics card? Forum SolvedNeed some help figuring out what to do with my cards supplemental power supply. Forum SolvedNeed help to choose power supply for new pc and graphics card. Forum Buying new Video Card, need help with power supply recommendations Forum 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 !