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Gts 450 work with my power supply?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 15, 2010 6:49:59 PM

Hi, I want to buy a gts 450 card so that I can play Final Fantasy XIV, but I have a pretty weak power supply...Do I need to upgrade? If so, which power supply looks like the best value for the money? on a tight budget by the way
Thank you!

gts 450 specs-

possible power supplies i want to buy-

my computer specs-
# Gateway LX Series LX6810-01 Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz Tower PC

# General Features:
# Glossy black exterior
# Premium tower desktop with media control interface
# Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit w/SP1
# Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz 45nm quad-core processor
# 1333 MHz FSB speed, 4 MB L2 cache
# NVIDIA nForce 720i chipset (MCP7A-D)
# 8 GB (8192 MB) DDR2 PC2-6400 800 MHz RAM Dual-channel memory
# 640 GB 7200 RPM SATA II hard drive w/16 MB cache
# No floppy drive
# 18x DVD±RW DL with Labelflash technology
# 15-in-1 memory card reader
# NVIDIA GeForce GT120 PCI-Express video card with up to 1 GB shared memory
# Analog/Digital TV Tuner with 3-D comb filter
# 8-channel (7.1) High Definition audio with Dolby Home Theater sound
# Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
# 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem
# Vista Media Center remote control included
# 400W power supply (100-127V/220-240Vac 9.5A, 50/60 Hz)
# Multimedia keyboard included
# USB mouse included
# Amplified USB-powered stereo speakers

# Motherboard Features:
# One (1) PCI Express x16 slot (occupied)
# One (1) PCI Express x1 slot (occupied)
# Two (2) PCI slots
# Six (6) SATA ports
# Four (4) 240-pin DIMM slots (occupied)

# Front I/O Ports:
# Memory card slots
# Two (2) USB ports
# Headphone jack
# Microphone jack
# One (1) IEEE 1394a port
# Composite A/V

# Rear I/O Ports:
# Two (2) PS/2 ports
# One (1) HDMI out
# One (1) dual link DVI-I port
# One (1) VGA out
# Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
# One (1) IEEE 1394a port
# One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet jack
# One (1) RJ-11 fax/modem jack
# Line in, line out, microphone jacks
# Side, rear, c/sub audio jacks
# Composite Audio L/R
# S-Video out
# ATSC antenna
# TV antenna
# IR Blaster 1
# IR Blaster 2
# IR Receiver

# Case Features:
# Two (2) 5.25-inch external drive bays (one occupied)
# Two (2) 3.5-inch internal drive bays (one occupied)
# Two (2) 3.5-inch removable trays for SATA hard drives
# Illuminated Media Center touch controls
# Pop-out A/V panels

# Case Dimensions:
# 17.7 x 7.5 x 19.6.-inches (H x W x D)
# Weight (system only): 31 lbs.
a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 164 ) Power supply
September 15, 2010 7:10:57 PM

$20!!?? seriously?? I would not use any of those PSU as a door stop. Out of any of those PSU on that web site, the BFGs would be the only ones I would ever consider placing in computer and they are all refurbished. The others have a better chance of blowing up in your PC. That web site sells pure junk. Your PSU is the one area you never go cheap on.

$45 plus shipping, 30a on the 12v will power your rig with the GTS 450 easily

$42 after the mail in rebate, 28a on the 12v

a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2010 10:39:04 PM

Completely agree with ct1615 on this one. Power Supplies are the LAST place you skimp in your PC. EVERYTHING relies on the power provided by your Power Supply. A crappy PSU can toast your entire computer when it fails.
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2010 11:00:56 PM

Honestly Id get a HD5770 instead, for $5 less it offers equal performance for 20W less power used:

Heres a combo with a nice PSU also:

September 16, 2010 7:04:46 PM

Ok thank you everybody; I ended up buying the combo deal that Timop pointed out. Thanks Timop!
September 16, 2010 7:05:34 PM

Best answer selected by seifer8ff.
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 16, 2010 7:19:45 PM

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