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8800 gts on a 400w psu?

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hi i have a 400w psu that came with a case i recently purchased. what i was wondering was could i run a geforce 8800gts on it. if not ill get a 8600 gts or ati 2600.
 

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whats the psu's 12v rail amps? you should upgrade your psu.. than get the gts.. or vica versa.. dont rush make sure you get all the gear you need... you WANT a gts not a 8600/2600 :D.. but yeah I highy/extremly doubt your psu is up to it.. I find my psu gets quit a bit warmer than when I had my 1900gt in.. so that means its being pushed harder.. upgrade the psu than get the card.
 

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whats the psu's 12v rail amps? you should upgrade your psu.. than get the gts.. or vica versa.. dont rush make sure you get all the gear you need... you WANT a gts not a 8600/2600 :D.. but yeah I highy/extremly doubt your psu is up to it.. I find my psu gets quit a bit warmer than when I had my 1900gt in.. so that means its being pushed harder.. upgrade the psu than get the card.
edit: oh and nice rig btw.. gl getting your 8800 and new psu... your rig will rock.
 

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hi i have a 400w psu that came with a case i recently purchased. what i was wondering was could i run a geforce 8800gts on it. if not ill get a 8600 gts or ati 2600.
I honestly wouldn't run anything at all on 99% of the PSUs that come with cases. It's the first thing to be replaced.
 
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my 12v rail is 16A. also im upgrading from a geforce 6600 so would an 8600 be a significant performance leap or should i stick with getting an 8800
 

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my 12v rail is 16A. also im upgrading from a geforce 6600 so would an 8600 be a significant performance leap or should i stick with getting an 8800
Absolutely change your psu. And seriously, the 8800 is a much, MUCH better card. You should go with it, or a new ATI HD2900Pro, if you would consider an ATI card. But either way, new psu time. And honestly, I would change the psu anyway, I just don't trust the ones with cases, they're essentially a generic, 99% of the time.
 
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" oh and nice rig btw.. gl getting your 8800 and new psu... your rig will rock"

Thanks
 
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how big should my new psu be, also are their any bad brands? im only 16 so i have a pretty low budget
 

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" oh and nice rig btw.. gl getting your 8800 and new psu... your rig will rock"

Thanks
Their is something called a Quote Button in case you weren't aware:)
 
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80$ to 120
 

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cool thanks for all your help guys, i guess the new power supply will be like an insurance policy or something. :)
 

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I have a 750 that I'm trying to get rid off.

I won a 1k at the last lan I went too.

110 shipped in the US.

<<<<Toughpower 750 60amps over 4 rails.
 

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Edit: ^^ yeah thats a good deal his psu has more than enough power.. and more power is better because it stays more atable across the rails from not having to work as hard. DaMuta sells alot of stuff on the fourms.

yeah it will be better for your cpu too. if your psu dies it can kill stuff.. even your whole rig.
 

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how much will you sell it for in Australian dollars
 

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Umm don't know

Might be 30-40USD to get it there.
 

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damm that means his 80-100$ is Aus dollars.. and hardware costs more there too.. look for a hipper 500 watt psu maybe man.. or a seasonic s12 (they might be cheaper by now..). A 400 watt branded psu is better than a 500 or 600 watt generic psu.
 

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Stay away from Hiper.
//Earthwatts is a good choice, just don't overvolt anything.
 

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Stay away from Hiper.
//Earthwatts is a good choice, just don't overvolt anything.
Why not? The Earthwatts will take quite a load. Should handle an 8800GTS with some mild overclocking and overvolting, no problem.
 

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Where abouts in Australia? If in NSW around Sydney then go into ARC. They've still got my TR2 550W PSU for about $120, easily handles a mates C2D, 4GB DDR667, 8500GT system.