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GeForce GTX 260 OC2 will power supply support this card

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February 6, 2010 1:42:28 PM

hi im upgrading my video card from a 7600 gt to a bfg GeForce GTX 260 OC2 here are my computer specs all i want to know is will this power supply still support my system or should i buy a new along with this video card

Processor: amd athlon 64 X2 6000+

Motherboard: Asus M2n4-sli

ram: 2 gigs

Video card(currently): nvidia 7600 gt

power supply: PEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Also my mother board is very old should i buy a new mother along with this card any suggestions?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... graphics card im hopeing to get

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February 6, 2010 5:04:57 PM

The GTX 260 requires a dual 12v+ rating of 38.
For example:
On my Thermaltake Black Widow 550 Powersupply the 12+ ratings are
#1=17
#2=18
making my combined 12+v rating a total of 35.

It will gladly run the required 25 rating for the GTS 250, but I would like to have at least a Thermaltake 600 watt with the (combined) rated 12+v rail of 48 to run the GTX 260 with power to spare..

Yes you would definitely want to check into a good 600 Watt PSU as they usually have a better dual 12+v rating to handle the power hungrey 260.
On a side note, you'd probably be able to run the GTS 250 without needing a new PSU because it only requires a 475 watt.
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February 6, 2010 6:50:31 PM

Thx alot dude im gonna get a new psu then cause im rebuilding this comp slowly cause of money :/  lol so i wanna get the 260 and the case im getting comes with a 750w psu so i think ill just get case and vid card at the same time http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the case i was thinking of getting tell me what u think
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February 7, 2010 3:01:40 AM

filipebow said:
Thx alot dude im gonna get a new psu then cause im rebuilding this comp slowly cause of money :/  lol so i wanna get the 260 and the case im getting comes with a 750w psu so i think ill just get case and vid card at the same time http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the case i was thinking of getting tell me what u think

WOW. Yes, that should be a case to be reckoned with!
Good Luck with your upgrade!
(just so you know, Best Buy had the BFG GTX 260 OC this week for $181.99, sale price not shown on website.)
What a whole new world you're going to experience going from a 7600GT to a GTX 260.
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February 8, 2010 7:14:54 PM

Yes, that 500w (apevia) PSU will power a GTS 250 just fine...
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February 14, 2010 11:49:41 PM

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