GFX psu

Hello everyone,
I have a Thermaltake 430W PSU.And i am going to buy a ECS Black GTS250.On the box has been written that you need 450w psu to run this card.My question is can i run this card with my thermaltake 430w psu.I am using 20"lcd monitor,core 2 quad Q8400,2gb transcend ddr2 ram,500gb hdd,dvd writter and intel DG43NB.Please help me.I need strong comment.

Here is my psu features,

ATX 24-Pin Connectors: Yes
Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Noise Level: Normal
Cooling System: 3000 R.M.P
NVIDIA And ATI ESA Compliant: Yes
4-Pin Connectors: Yes
PCIE 6-Pin Connectors: Yes
SATA Connectors: Yes
Server/EPS 8-Pin Connectors: No
Wattage: 400W - 480W


• Intel ATX 12V 2.2 Compatible.
• Dual +12V output circuit provides outstanding steady output for system.
• Selectable115 / 230V AC input voltage for different country.
• More than 70% efficiency at typical load operation.
• High reliability: MTBF>100,000 hours.
• Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage and short circuit protection.
• Safety / EMI Approvals: UL/CUL, FCC, BSMI and GOST certified.
• Dimension (W/H/D): 150mm x 86mm x 140mm.
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  1. I wouldn't trust a Thermaltake 430 W PSU to run a GTS 250.
  2. what about the amperage on 12V rail(s)?
    could you give us more detail?
  3. I would not attempt it. Thermaltake PSUs are pretty crappy, unless you are talking about their more powerful PSUs which are generally considered average to above average.
  4. Then get new PSU just like everyone state above...
  5. Which psu(minimum watt) need for run this card and which company will be better.
  6. Corsair 500W is a good quality PSU, if you can afford it then go for it, it should run a single GTS250 just fine... :)
  7. ct1615 said:
    a 400w+ from antec, ocz, silverstone, xigmatek, enermax, corsair, or seasonic will do the job. do you live in the USA and have a budget?

    I live in bangladesh :hello: .And i am so confused that this companies have or have not in bangladesh :( .But i will find :o .You have written 400W+, that means 450w or 500w or 400w is the perfect.I have low budget,so i ask this question :D . Thanks for your suggestion :sol: .
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