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December 30, 2010 9:18:02 AM

hi guys

im not sure if i need a new power supply in order to run this card
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=512-P3-N98...
it saids 350 watt and 24amps on +12v rating

my current psu is 400watt and 15amps on +12v from diablotek

and if its not, would i be damaging anything if i put it in anyways? o.o

thanks for the help

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December 30, 2010 10:44:02 AM

cluelessperson said:
hi guys

im not sure if i need a new power supply in order to run this card
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=512-P3-N98...
it saids 350 watt and 24amps on +12v rating

my current psu is 400watt and 15amps on +12v from diablotek

and if its not, would i be damaging anything if i put it in anyways? o.o

thanks for the help


Don't do it! You're asking for trouble, just pony up for a decent PSU. As I ALWAYS say, don't skimp on the PSU-you will find other areas to save money. But don't f@(# with the power! :non: 
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December 31, 2010 3:30:05 AM

oooo okay thanks.

but to run this card.. what kind of psu would i need?
do i need something more than $50? o.o
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December 31, 2010 3:54:13 AM

You should spend more than $50 on the PSU if you want it to survive for more than a few years, if you get a good one it will last you 5-7 years. Stay away from diablotek units, they are pretty bad.

You can pick up an EA650 for only $50 after promo code and rebate, its normally about $65, but if you get lucky with the rebate game its only $50 for now, and will handle any single GPU and some dual GPU setups with ease
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2010 4:02:27 AM

That PSU of yours can output only 12x15= 180 W and its rated as 400W!
As others have said, never skimp on the PSU - it is the most important part of a PC.
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December 31, 2010 4:14:43 AM

Its probably an older unit that was not DC-DC so the 3.3V and 5V rails arent created off of the 12V rail so it can probably output a lot closer to 400W than its 12V rail indicates, but its still not much use for a modern system where 80% of the system power comes from the 12V rail.
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December 31, 2010 5:06:13 AM

hmmm..
but it does sort of a waste because im only buying a graphics card that was $50, and now i have to pay more than that for a psu
O.o

anything decent for around 30-40?
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