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9800gx2 power requirements

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January 26, 2011 3:49:50 PM

i have processor quad core q9550 with acer mother board and 4 GB RAM..i am planing to buy nvidia 9800gx2 graphic card but i dont know the sufficient PSU for this card including my processor and board...plzz tell me the best PSU of sufficient watts and amp...
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January 26, 2011 4:31:11 PM

Why a 9800GX2? Its overpriced and underperforms. A GTX 260 (216) is a better card that draws less power...

The GX2 requires a six pin and eight pin connector, and I wouldn't even consider one with a PSU below 600 Watts.
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January 26, 2011 4:35:35 PM

To be safe get a 750 watt psu.
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February 2, 2011 9:00:29 PM

GX2 is a great card I own one.

As for under performing I wouldn't say that it's not as fast as some of the later cards but it's a VERY respectable card.

I've had mine now for 2-3 years I think now great card only prob I had with it is it died on me yesterday I stripped it down and baked the PCB's and it's good as new again after new cooling paste and reassembly.

I'm a VERY heavy user and a avid 3d gamer and I can't say I've ever had any concerns with it's performance even in the heaviest 3d games.

Its a dual GPU card which has it's advantages depending on what you want to do with it.

Personally I have one with a 2kw PSU it never hurts to invest in a good quality PSU with stable voltages.

It may not be a 580 but then considering it's age its a brilliant card.
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February 3, 2011 3:24:24 PM

Actually I had a friend that his 9800gx2 crapped out on him, so he went and got a gtx460 to replace it, he said it was a personal space heater.
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