I core2duo e6600, 4 1gb sticks of ram and a BFG 7900gt 512mb in my computer. After 4 years of service, the powersupply I was using died taking out my video card with it.
I went to the store and replaced my powersupply with a Antec Earthwatts 430. After sending in my video card to BFG, they sent me back a GTS250 1gb instead.
Now I am in a dilemna I am nervous that the Antec Earthwatts 430 may not be enough for the GTS250 which is a MUCH newer card. According to a review of the GTS250 I found: "BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250 video card requires a 475 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 26 Amps on the +12V "
The Earthwatts is short on overall power, and it only has 17amps for each of the 12v rails.
Thank you so much for helping a newb trying to learn his way