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January 29, 2010 12:10:47 PM

I have a 500 watt power supply in my pc, I would like to to replace the current video and soud cards. Will a 350 watt or greater sound card and a 500 watt video card function properly on that 500 watt power supply?

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January 29, 2010 12:12:49 PM

What is your video card?
If it iis one of the ATI's 5xxx series(except 5970)
Then it is fine
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January 29, 2010 1:32:16 PM

My video card will be the EVGA 9800 GT and Asus Xonar D2X sound card.
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January 29, 2010 1:40:26 PM

It should run fine
without a problem
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January 29, 2010 2:10:37 PM

gnostic57 said:
I have a 500 watt power supply in my pc, I would like to to replace the current video and soud cards. Will a 350 watt or greater sound card and a 500 watt video card function properly on that 500 watt power supply?

It depends on what else you're running and the capacity of your 12-volt line. The specs for the video card say it wants 26 amps. Use a PSU calculator like the one at Cooler Master to determine how much PSU you need, and then beef it up 20% for luck. Look at the label on your now or future PSU, or look it up online, and be sure it has enough 12-volt amps on the line you'll be powering the video card with. That card, the 9800 GT, comes with an adapter so you can power it from a hard-drive power plug. The sound card will not pull anything like 350 watts, more like 35.
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January 29, 2010 3:00:24 PM

blabla
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January 29, 2010 3:02:35 PM

Best answer selected by gnostic57.
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