Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Will This GPU work with the Barebones Kit?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share

Best solution

January 10, 2012 5:56:42 PM

Overloading a PSU or loading it to 100% shortens it's lifespan and depending on the quality of the PSU can cause hardware failures. Don't get cheap on your PSU.

On the more technical side a brief search on Tom's showed this video card will eat 163 watts of power under load. I wouldn't run a PSU beyond 80-90% of its rated capacity which on a 450 watt PS leaves 360-405 watts. So this video card at load with a 450 watt PSU is taking up between 40-45% of a safe load by itself.
Share
a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 8:28:34 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
Score
0
a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2012 8:28:37 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!