Will this PSU run a 9800gt?

I have a
Thermaltake purepower 500w
I dont know which model it is because it doesnt say.
And the model name on the psu didnt show any searches on the internet.

the +12v rails are dual rail and the rails have 17amp each
It doesnt say the total wattage of the +12v rails
Does that mean i can just find out the total ampage?
which is 34 amps?
12x17 = 204
204x2= 408
408/12 = 34?
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  1. Yes, I am certain a 500w Thermaltake can handle a 9800GT.

    The newer 9800GTs that do not require a 6-pin connector use even less power than the older ones-- which only asked for approximately a 400w power supply. (and really only needed much less)


    **however-- how old is this PSU? If its ancient I might reconsider.
  2. ^+1
    agree with deadlockedworld, it's a good brand and have 500W, surely it's big enough to powered 9800GT.
    Which card do u get? With power connector or not?
  3. I got a 500 watt purepower thermaltake
    like yesterday lol
    it has a 6pin connector
  4. Great. You have way more power than you need.
  5. Some people have run a regular 9800GT with the 1pin connector on a quality Dell 305watt.

    You can probably run the lower power 9800GT on a regular PSU ~300watt, but it's generally advisable to get at least a 350watts for the low power version and 400watts for the regular version.
  6. 34AMPs at 12v is 408W, which it can probably only manage for a few seconds :D. Anyway that PSU is more than enough for a 9800GT and a power hungry CPU so long as you aren't also running a hundred case lights and Hard Drives
  7. xblade321 said:
    I have a
    Thermaltake purepower 500w
    I dont know which model it is because it doesnt say.
    And the model name on the psu didnt show any searches on the internet.

    the +12v rails are dual rail and the rails have 17amp each
    It doesnt say the total wattage of the +12v rails
    Does that mean i can just find out the total ampage?
    which is 34 amps?
    12x17 = 204
    204x2= 408
    408/12 = 34?

    There are half a dozen Purepower 500's that I know of , none of them has dual 17 amp rails, got a picture of the label ?
  8. I cant take a picture right now,
    but i will asap.

    The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
    I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

    Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

    Im sort of scared lol
  9. xblade321 said:
    I cant take a picture right now,
    but i will asap.

    The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
    I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

    Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

    Im sort of scared lol



    Are you sure it isnt this?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153052&Tpk=Thermaltake%20purepower%20500w

    You SHOULD NOT be worried. Your power supply is MUCH MORE than powerful enough.

    Didn't you buy it from a real store? The only possible way in hell you should be worried is if you got it on like ebay or something and its counterfeit. I find that EXTREMELY unlikely. Who on earth would bother counterfeiting a $29 PSU?
  10. it should handle it without any problem..
  11. xblade321 said:
    I cant take a picture right now,
    but i will asap.

    The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
    I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

    Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

    Im sort of scared lol

    Didn't mean to scare you, just interested in a power supply that doesn't follow the norm, which for a 500 watt Thermaltake would be dual rails at 14a and 15a or dual rails at 18a .
    There is the Thermatake LP450, a 450 watt psu with dual 17 amp rails.
  12. Oh i see lol.
    Thank you.

    Since I have a "unique" thermaltake psu
    Which graphics card do you reccomend besides 9800gt?
    Is 4850 better than 9800gt?

    and will this psu handle future upgrade gfx cards?
    ex. 9800gtx+
  13. Not knowing the psu model, I wouldn't make any higher reccomendation than the 9800, and couldn't tell you if it would handle future cards.
  14. Yep, it'll definitly run it. In fact, its a bit overkill
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