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9800 GX2 power supply

My friend is giving me his 9800 GX2 :pt1cable: He hasn't been able to get it running on his computer
He said he might have fried it but i still want to try it out.

The only problem I am running in to is my power supply is lacking it wants a 550 W at minimum power supply and it is a 600W barley made it I still want a little higher wattage to be on the safe side. Also it doesn't have the 8 pin connector the card requires. Or a high enough amp rating. It think the Vid cards wants 40 Amps at 24 Volts. I read that some were but i am not sure if it is correct.

Since it may or may not work my I want a cheap power supply budget is around $50 maybe $100 if it a really good deal.

Do you guys have any suggestions for a power supply for me?

THANKS
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More about 9800 power supply
  1. Go for these companies: Corsair, Thermaltake, Zalman, PCPower&Cooling, OCZ, Enermax
  2. Never skimp on a good PSU. Other ones to look for are BFG, OCZ, Silverstone/Seasonic, and Antec.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010
    $80 OCZ 600W StealthXStream
  3. 9800GX2 is still a decent card (just at a really bad price point), just don't try 1920x1200 AND AA at the same time, and you'll be fine.
  4. IH8U said:
    Never skimp on a good PSU. Other ones to look for are BFG, OCZ, Silverstone/Seasonic, and Antec.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010
    $80 OCZ 600W StealthXStream



    Does it have a 8 pin connector? It said 1 x 6+2-Pin i am guessing that is a 6 pin with a little 2 pin connector that snaps together making it a 8 pin.

    This one only has an amp rating of 18A (same as the one if have now) Is that going to be a problem?

    Sorry it was 12V I am not sure where i got 24 from. So 12 V at 40 amps.


    Thanks
  5. Best answer
    That psu from newegg has 4 12v rails, it basically means that you have 18A x 4.

    And yes, the 6+2 connector is the same as an 8 pin.
  6. Ahh that is how it is how they do it i was getting confused because there weren't very many that when up to 40 amps.

    Thanks for all of you help!
  7. Best answer selected by catsrules.
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