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Buying Graphics Card... 8800 GTS?

By British_Command
Mar 14, 2007
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  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Dell 375 Watt might be able to scrape through, but I wouldn't count on it. You might still run into problems.

    Besides, I'm betting its not going to be a really good power supply, so it might not even run at the rated 375 Watts.

    Just run out and buy yourself a 600W, and change it. Your parents probably won't know any different.
  2. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'd rather get good than cheap...
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    That PSU hasn't received good reviews, so don't buy it. I would rather u get this. It will power only the graphic card of ur PC, so you won't need to upgrade the PSU. Plus, it's cheap too.
  5. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    So..

    So the graphics card, inculding the additional PSU and the main PSU will have 600w to power on? ANd is it easy to install, provide a tutorial if you can please, justa link
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Nah the PSU I linked you to is a graphics-card-only PSU. It will fit into one of the 5.25" CD/HDD bays, just like a CD/HDD drive. Then just put in all the screws and connect the PSU to your video card and you're done. The main PSU will power the rest of the system, CPU et al.
  7. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    So

    So erm 250w is enough to power a graphics card i presume, if so then great depending on if my computer has a 5.25'' cd thing, and if its easier enough to install, well doesnt take too long.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    LOL yes 250W is quite enogh for that card. That 5.25" thingy is that big slot in which your CD drive is present, so I'm sure there will be one. :)
  9. British_Command

    British_Command TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Lol

    thought so thinking of 375w power a whole computer lol, ok thanks for all that help, its very much appreciated.

    Thanks, CMH and Rage (and others),
    British_Command
  10. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    no problems. Come back here when you get it all up and running. Or if you run into problems....
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Anytime mate. Just let us know how it goes...:)
     
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