Not enough amps?

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-N987-TR&family=GeForce%209%20Series%20Family&sw=
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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  1. 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-N987-TR&family=GeForce%209%20Series%20Family&sw=
    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:
  2. oooo okay thanks.

    but to run this card.. what kind of psu would i need?
    do i need something more than $50? o.o
  3. 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=N82E16817371015
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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