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May 26, 2010 2:27:21 PM

Hello,
I have a Zotac Geforce GTX 260 and I do not think i have enough power supply inputs!

The graphics card needs 4 Power Supply Inputs but my power supply only has 4 in which three are being used by the rest of my PC


What Power Supply would I need to run my entire PC and the new graphics Card?

Thanks for all the Help
Andy

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a c 139 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 2:37:04 PM

What power supply do you have now?

The recommended power supply would be 500W and have +12 Volt current rating of 36 Amps.
Thats from an EVGA recommendation for that type of GTX 260 video card.
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-125...

An example of a PSU that meets those requirements is Antec EarthWatts EA-500D which has 37Amps of +12V.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 3:03:44 PM

You need two 6 pin 75 watt PCIE connectors to power the GPU. I think you are talking about the adapter that turns two molex 4 pin connectors into 1 6 pin. I do not recommend doing this if you value your system go get a quality PSU.

Antec EA500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W 69.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would go with the corsair unit.
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