Hello, i've been wondering what type of power supply i need for my video card i have an Intel Core 2 duo 3.0ghz and 300gb with 2gb ram, i was wondering what type of psu i would need since I've been constantly told that i need one of 700watts like this one "xtremegear 700 watt power supply" but then again my old desktop can run it at 330 watts and its a besttec psu... please reply as soon as possible thanks in advance to anyone who helps out In general im looking for one under $30 or $40
It is a low power card, so any 300-350ish watt quality PSU should handle it. and by quality, I mean 80 plus certified. Even a low powered computer needs a quality power supply since it is the most important component.
You do not need 700 watts and even if you did I would not get it from XtremeGear.
so i should look for one 400-500 watts thats 80plus certified btw wat does 80+ stand for sorry for the dumb questions also i mainly shop on ebay as all i have is paypal 40 bucks is the price for the extremegear at 700 watts and idk cuz he told me multiple times that its an awesome psu and that this vid card uses up 600 watts.. yea i think hes lying though
80+ does NOT guarentee quality, it guarentees efficiency, but it could still be a pile of dog poo. There are fake 80+ certs floating around from what I've read.
Good brands are generally better. Seasonic, antec... many others.
let us know what you can find in your budget.