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PSU for PNY 9800GT

By mitanesic
Jan 17, 2010
  1. Hey guys,
    Its been a while since my last post. Ive been more than satisfied with the psu and gpu combination you guys suggested me a while ago, so far its been working great. Thats the reason im back here to ask you another question considering a right psu for a graphic card. My brother wants to upgrade his pc and he decided to buy PNYs 9800GT graphic card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304 but hes also gonna need a new power supply. He was thinking about getting this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817709011 .
    Is this one capable with the above mentioned gpu?
    What are your suggestions?
    *please note that he dosent want to spend more than 30$ on a new psu.

    Thanks alot guys,you are the best!
     
  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,652   +521

  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  4. bevzz

    bevzz TS Rookie

    agreed, good psu's mentioned
     
  5. mitanesic

    mitanesic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Hmmmm those are some good suggestions but i have a question, what if he decides to go SLI,will 480w psu be enough?
     
  6. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,652   +521

    With the 9800GT SLI might be possible on a 430 - 480 watt PSU depending on the rest of the system specs and especially the CPU. I managed 8800GTs SLI'ed with a Q6600 on a Thermaltake TR2 470 watt for a couple months before I got my 750 watt'er.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If he can't afford more than $30 on a power supply, he can't afford two 9800gt, and probably can't even fit them either. Moot question imo, if he has the money to spare, he should just go with a great reliable corsair 450 and a 5770.
     
  8. mitanesic

    mitanesic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I meant if he decides to go SLI in the future not now :)
    Plus i dont think he will be able to fit the 5770 in his tower, he has some mid tower acer desktop....it way to small for anything.
    Well i guess he is gonna go with the the 460w psu.

    Thanks alot for your help guys!
     
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