Pentium g620 2.6 ghz
Kingston HyperX 3k 90 gb ssd
WD 200 gb Hdd
Biostar H61mlc mobo
Nvidia 9800 gt green edition
G. Skill 8 gb ram
LG MODISC Dvd Drive
Antec 200 case (120 mm fan, 140 mm fan both on exhaust on the back of case)
SilenX iXtrema 650w Psu
Well I don't just fall in for an answer like that, even though its coming from a veteran...and I dont know much about reading psu's besides their wattage and if their 80+ certified and ofc the good "legit" brands such as antec, corsair and pc power & cooling. Can you explain to me the rails and all that other stuff and how does my silenX qualify for the requirement of the gpu.
And if I were to buy it how much of an upgrade I would see coming from a nvidia 9800 gt "green edition".
PS: srry for being a noob on this issue since im just nervous about my psu having a breakdown due to its unknown brand and having painfull thick cables...
at the same pricepoint, the hd 7750 almost performs the same as a 550ti, at a lower power consumption, newer architecture, and lower cost. its kind of one of the reasons why the 550ti is almost never recommended. because people with adequate psus go for the gtx 460/hd7770/hd 6850+ and those who dont usually get the 7750 because its basically a 550ti that runs on almost any power supply.
So I think you're okay because you have a second rail for any overages.
But next time you may want to choose a PSU that can supply more amps and/or wattages to the 12V rail rather than 3.3V and 5V rails.
Let me know what you think.
Thank you, thank you so much from the simple explanations and along with the wattage graphs. I'm still not good with the rails and stuff but thank you for the simple explanation...lol btw the pic on tigerdirect of the psu had rubber screws had to take em off coz they werent holding the fan tight enough and it would strike the fan grille...so i had to improvise and put a screw with a nut on it , now its quiet again had 2 do this when i was assembling the pc last year.
It ain't gonna happen... apparently just a day after I posted this...the 550 ti that was on sale just got sold out....srsly a 550 ti for 99 bucks (74 w/ rebate). Oh well at least now i know that my psu can handle the 550 ti...which means i have another gpu to watch out for besides the 7750...btw if it can handle those gpu's can it handle the "most recommended gpu" for this price range, the radeon 6850?