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February 21, 2010 9:12:08 AM

Are there divices that can power Energy demanding GPUS that i can plug in to my wall socket

like an external second power supply for my graphics card

i dont have enough power in my current for a better GPU

please awnser

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a c 94 ) Power supply
February 21, 2010 10:56:32 AM

There are "booster" power supplys that take up a 5.25" drive bay or two that will power a GPU. Its usallycheaper/easier to just replace the PSU. They often sell for $40+, at which price your better off with the Corsair 400W.
March 3, 2010 8:10:07 PM

but how will i actualy be able to change the psu is that hard and will thatc croshair 400w be enufgh for lets say a gtx280 ?

how much will a booster cons and how much does a psu cost and is the psu easy to replace or do i need a pro to get it installed

im quite good with pc s but ive never change a psu before



ty in advance
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March 3, 2010 8:30:08 PM

machielste said:
but how will i actualy be able to change the psu is that hard and will thatc croshair 400w be enufgh for lets say a gtx280 ?

how much will a booster cons and how much does a psu cost and is the psu easy to replace or do i need a pro to get it installed

im quite good with pc s but ive never change a psu before



ty in advance



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a c 130 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 8:42:20 PM

GTX285 will need a $50+ PSU. Also, if you haven't purchased your GPU already, get an HD5870 or HD5850; either one outperforms the 280 at lower power.

As for replacing a PSU, yes, just watch a youtube video or something.
a c 177 U Graphics card
a c 94 ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 10:17:26 PM

The problem is that 450W booster is $75 with nearly $10 in shipping. Why spend $85 on a booster PSU when you can buy a quality PSU that will run a card for less?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Earthwatts 500W for $56.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 450W for $61. This actually has nearly the same about of power on the 12V rail as that Antec 500W. 1A less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For nearly the same price you'd have him spend you can get the Antec Earthwatts 650W. Its $75 on Newegg right now.

This is the problem with booster PSU. Might as well go out and get a single good psu for the amount of money you'd need to spend.
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a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2010 10:25:27 PM

I agree - though the GPU PSU's do have some uses - for example slimline cases with non ATX size powersupplies that do not readily have powerful replacement models available - and for those that do not know how to install a PSU they make things easier.
a c 177 U Graphics card
a c 94 ) Power supply
March 4, 2010 2:43:01 AM

If you can't change a PSU, what makes you think they can add that?

Forgot to mention the problem with cooling/noise. Those things normally use two 40mm fans, and they get LOUD. You are REALLY better off using one good PSU. Good point on the slim line cases, but those to usually only have one 5.25 drive, and that normally has a DVD drive. There could be cases where this is a good idea, but normally not.
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