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Old 12-01-2007, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default 2 Psu?

I got a 8800GT (well...its safely wrapped under the tree) but I have a crap stock PSU. I am gonna get a nice 650 Rosewill one later, but for now, I was wondering if I could have one power supply power everything, but then have a separate power supply just for the videocard? Just to make sure it has enough juice.
Also, what the are consiqences (sp?) of under powering a computer. Will the power supply just blow? I have had that happen to me before, no harm was done to the computer, just the psu. Or will it just reboot?

Is there any chance that by having a crappy psu, I could harm the hardware in my case? The one have right now is 450wts and only 1 rail I believe.

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:51 AM   #2
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NOOOOO!!!!! dont get the peice of shit 650watt rosewill, DONT DO IT THEY SUCK!!!! ive already burned out 2!!!
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Oh, sorry. I am not getting the crappy 650wtt silver one. I am getting the 600wt black one. Sorry, yah, the silver ones do have really bad reviews.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:28 AM   #4
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How do you get the power to the card? Doesn't the card draw power directly from the logic board?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:31 AM   #5
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It requires a 6 pin PCI-E connection from the PSU.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:41 AM   #6
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Oh, I see.

Just wait it out. Unless the power supplies are both the same, there could be power differences that might short out your video card.

Not sure, but that's how I view it.
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Okay. Yah, I was kinda worried there would be something like that.
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Yes there is a power supply that fits in the 5.25 bay made just for that purpose. I've seen one online somewhere but at the moment am drawing a blank as to where. Google for it.

Here's one> http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-w099ru-250w-psu.html
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Oh, sorry. I am not getting the crappy 650wtt silver one. I am getting the 600wt black one. Sorry, yah, the silver ones do have really bad reviews.
there both crappy, i have the black one, just dont get it, youll regret it SOOO much.
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Forget that, don't waste your money. Just get one good quality regular PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002

That is an awesome PSU for the price. You can't beat Antec quality, and it has 54A on the +12V rail. Basically, it has way more than enough power for your system. Just because it's only 550 watts doesn't mean it's not as good.
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