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March 14, 2010 6:53:25 AM

Hi,


Im looking to get a new video card (gforce 280 gtx super-clocked) and it says I need a 550 watt powersupply. I run duel 22 inch monitors and I have a antec 900 case, which has lights. (http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjM=)

What i'm wondering is if im running 2 monitors and lights in my case am I going to need a bigger ps. I already have a 550 watt and don't really want to have to upgrade.

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March 14, 2010 7:10:02 AM

You do not need to upgrade the power supply.

The monitors are powered independently of the pc system. The monitors are not plugged into the power supply. They do not receive any power from a psu. Instead, the monitors have their own electrical power cords which are plugged into a surge protector, power strip, or directly into a wall outlet (mains).


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March 14, 2010 7:11:03 AM

could you list the rest of your components and what brand your power supply is

and on a side note you could get an ati 5850/5870 wich both outperform a gtx 280 but uses much less power
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March 14, 2010 7:15:57 AM

Wow i cant believe i forgot about monitors being separately powered, i feel embarrassed :S

My power supply is a antec something 550

Thanks for the recommendation on the ati cards imma go take a look at them right now!
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March 14, 2010 7:23:15 AM

the antec should be ok for the gtx280
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March 14, 2010 12:34:59 PM

And the two lights do not pull much power.
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