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Does my Zalman PSU supports the ATi AGP HD VGAs I'm interested in?

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September 14, 2010 5:09:03 PM

Hello,

I have this Zalman PSU:
http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=...

My PC is:
AMD Athlon 64, 3400+ 2.40GHz and 3GB of RAM
Motherboard ASUS K8V SE Deluxe http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Asustek-Asus-Skt754-K8T800-... , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I also have 3 Hard Disk drives (2 SATA and 1 IDE)
My VGA is ASUS Ati 9600XT http://www.digital-daily.com/video/asus-radeon9600-xt/

I'm interested to buy one of these:
1)SAPPHIRE HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...
2)SAPPHIRE HD 3650 512MB GDDR3 AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...
3)SAPPHIRE HD 3650 512MB DDR2 AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...
4)SAPPHIRE HD3450 512MB DDR2 AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...
5)SAPPHIRE HD 2600PRO AGP AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=1...
6)SAPPHIRE HD 2600XT AGP http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=1...

I want to know, if possible, which of these are supported by my system (and more specific by my Zalman PSU)...
Suggestions are more than welcomed...

That's all folks
Thank you for reading
Pandyred
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September 14, 2010 5:13:20 PM

Yes your psu is more than enough for what will be needed from it. The best AGP card out there is you can find one is a 3870 but if not search for a 3870 as it has much more bandwidth than the 4650. If you are unlucky still the the 4650 is the best out there that isn't to rare. The 2600 pro and XT agp are noisy and are slower than the 4650 agp.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 5:16:31 PM

Your PSU has 16+18 A on 12 rails.
Well, any cards above will be fine, your Zalman PSu should handle without problem... :) 

The best AGP card is HD4670 AGP version, but looking at your options i would go with HD3650 GDDR3 AGP, since HD4670 and HD4650 are overprice...
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September 23, 2010 3:03:42 PM

Thank you for your answers...
I'm very happy that my PSU supports these cards... The only thing that bothered me was that my PC runs with 3 hard drives and that this might be an additional problem for my PSU...

Thanks again!
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September 23, 2010 3:06:35 PM

No you are fine so long the card has its own power that isn't connected on the same line as any of those drives.
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September 23, 2010 3:14:03 PM

I've bought a:
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP 8x Graphics...
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...

I've read that has a noisy fan/cooler (is that true?) and I'm starting to thing that an aftermarket VGA Cooler is good idea...
The only problem is that I can't find many coolers that support my card (I've checked Zalman and Thermaltake)... so I don't have a variety of options... and I don't know which cooler to choose because I want the less noisy.

Any suggestions or I'm considered off-topic?!
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September 23, 2010 3:37:18 PM

Personally I think you would be wasting your money on an aftermarket cooler, it's not a hot card, and your IDE hard drive probably makes more noise.
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October 12, 2010 1:02:46 PM

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October 12, 2010 1:16:02 PM

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