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*UPDATE* Which power supply for EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1gb?

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July 14, 2011 3:48:56 AM

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After researching my graphics card EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1gb I was looking for a good power supply for it and my system (HP Pavilion P6130f) and I have found two that looked really good for my price range. the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W , and the XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 400W. This card claims to need at least 450w, but I have been told that this nice 400w psu is good enough or the 430w. other have said its not enough and I should get another. I want to make 100% certain.
Thanks in advance :) 
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July 14, 2011 4:11:22 AM

The Xigmatek is the better PSU. No little red voltage select switch, and has 32A between its 12V rails. I'm not sure how much I like that PSU, but given those choices its the one I would pick.
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July 14, 2011 1:10:16 PM

Between those two I'm not sure which is "better". The Xigmatek has more usable power. 34A vs 28. But at least I know who made the Corsair. Either of those will power your 9800GT. A typical system with the 9800GT needs 22A.
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July 14, 2011 1:30:20 PM

johncatman said:
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After researching my graphics card EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1gb This card claims to need at least 450w

No it doesn't

" Requirements
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps.) "

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Overclocked EVGA, same power reccomendation
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-N98...

The Xig is under the $40 budget you mentioned in your first post, the Corsair isn't a bad deal if you don't mind waiting for the rebate.
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July 14, 2011 5:58:54 PM

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July 14, 2011 6:01:01 PM

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just as a question are you going to buy this graphics card (wouldn't reccommend it) or do you already have it?

I was going to get it, Is there a better one available? Because I need a graphics card that:
Is Nvida (My Chip Set Is Nvida)
Can be used with a power supply that cost about 30-50$
Is compatable with pci express x16 1.0
Any Ideas?
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July 14, 2011 6:08:30 PM

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whats your mobo?

Pegatron corporation Violet 3.02
NVIDA nForse 720a
American Megatrends Inc.
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July 15, 2011 5:34:22 PM

It doesn't matter what chipset it is, any GPU can be used with it.
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February 20, 2012 9:38:08 PM

Best answer selected by johncatman.
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