and i am considering getting a decent casual gaming card and i was looking at a Geforce 240 but it said it required atleast 18A on the 12V rails which the power supply only has 17 i think.
could anyone suggest some good cards i could get working on this?
i cant get it changed again so i am either gonna have to find a card that is okay with it or be stuck with intel hd graphics 2000.
So please can anyone give me some help? ATI or nvidia, no preferences.
Thanks in advance
I would get another power supply, as the one you have now is a terrible one, and could short everything else! But, if you want to take the chance, you could check out a 5670, the most powerful card that doesn't require a PCI cable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Very cheap, gets the job done in dx11 style. Watch for rebates, as with rebates those things drop to as low as $50.
As I said before, I would really try and replace that power supply.
Not the worst, but not good at all. I'd use onboard and replace the PSU.
You have 31A on 12Vs, so you'll be fine.
How'd you figure that out. You didn't just add the 14A and 17A together did you? You do realize that you can't do that right? I'd bet money that if the OP takes the side of the case off and looks at his PSU he won't be able to find the info needed to determine how much power is on the 12V rail at all. Low end companies do that.
Thanks for all the responses guys, i decided to use a 300W power supply i had around from a older computer since i decided to stick to the onboard for now, i saw so much reviews that the eagle PSUs arrive dead or die after a week or month , i dont want to try it in the system. of course the 300W cant take a graphics card either but i am gonna get a new PSU before considering a graphics card Should get the rig tomorrow and see how it goes.