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January 10, 2010 9:05:14 PM

Read the title of the chart it should be evident.... AC
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January 10, 2010 9:09:16 PM

This a good resource for actual card power usage;
http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264
Techpowerup also has convenient charts;
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Axle/GeForce_GT_240/...
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January 11, 2010 12:32:37 AM

Don't need a 750 if you are only running 1 GPU.
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January 11, 2010 1:07:42 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
I use this to check individual cards:

http://www.antec.outervision.com/



They should at least have the courtesy to cite where they got most of those GPU power consumption numbers, which is www.xbitlabs.com who has been measuring GPU power consumption for at least the past few years.
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January 11, 2010 1:09:52 AM

4745454b said:
Don't need a 750 if you are only running 1 GPU.



Then what is the point to having insurance?
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January 11, 2010 1:12:31 AM

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Just buy a 750W supply, works for pretty much anything and can be carried over in new builds.



A 750w PSU is overkill for most systems, excluding gaming systems with 2 hungry GPUs.

My system in my sig is powered by a Seasonic 550w PSU.
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January 11, 2010 2:01:52 AM

Insurance is a good battery backup. Not a larger then needed PSU.
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January 18, 2010 10:44:43 AM

Thanks for your replys,

@TheGreatGrapeApe The title says at AC Source yes, but i thought that could mean the source of power for the card OR the whole system, sorry for my obvious ignorance.

@strangestranger Ive got a corsair 520w PSU and havnt really got the money to buy a bigger one, so i wanted to know if it would be enough before i baught a hungry card.

Thanks for all your help guys, some very useful links.

Max
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January 19, 2010 12:08:24 AM

The Corsair is a fine unit. Go ahead and use any card with it.
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January 26, 2010 12:05:16 PM

Got a HD5850 and it works beautifully, now i wish ATI would release some 3D gaming support!
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February 2, 2010 7:15:56 AM

Best answer selected by darksupernova.
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February 2, 2010 1:39:35 PM

What do you mean by "release some 3D gaming support"?
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February 2, 2010 1:42:53 PM

He means support glasses and whatnot like nvidia has with 3dvision or whatever it is called.

I knw they are going to be adding support sometime soon although it will be third party only.
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