This is my first budget build and is all I could afford due to recent financial strain. Only thing left was to find a budget card to complete this project. I ended up buying a GeForce GTS 250 1gb (min. 450w) at a real cheap price but now I am not sure if the Thermaltake V2 450w PSU is enough to power this card. Only after the fact, did I bother to see if it was compatible. D'OH!
I'm really hoping I don't have to upgrade since it'll be about a month till I can save enough for a better PSU.
The specs for the PSU are here:
Can I get away with using the card? Or should I store it till I can get a better PSU?
So you're suggesting that it might handle it based on what you see? I won't ruin anything if I run it for about a month? I'm planning on buying an upgrade ( maybe 100 bucks limit) by the end of next month so thank you for your suggestions.
It ought to be safe, at least for a month. Check the temperature of the air leaving your PSU, or feel the PSU to see how hot it has become after an hour or so of gaming. If it gets exceptionally hot, then replace it sooner rather than later.