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Old 10-01-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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im looking to get a radeon 9600 xt. im sure my comp can support it. my question is that i only have a 200 watt power supply and am wondering if it will keep up with the card? If not any suggestions on what brands to get, and if i have to look for a certain size for my case? Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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200 watts isn't crap any more.
But it depends mostly on your cpu and the number of drives.
If your over 800mhz-Go to at least a 300 watter.
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Old 10-02-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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200 watts?

wow! you need to get a bigger power supply.
I'm ording a Thermaltake 480w from http://www.newegg.com/

Trust me! I have destroyed an awesome system once by using a cheap power supply. You might want at least a 400w or 420w power supply. Min eis going to cost me about $50.
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nope you'll need at minimum 300 but 400 suggested.
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i would go for 350 min. and recommend 500w.
as for your grahpics card... if your mobo has AGP (which is should have) itll do
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:30 AM   #6
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My favorite brand of power supply is ULTRA and TurboCool Ex.
For a high end system look for 550-600 watt power supply.
I just bought a 600 watt Ultra Premium power supply with a true wattage tester to go along with my new BFG Tech GeForce 6800 GT OC.

By the way, with the same exact setup(two machines) with a 6800 GT and an Ultra, the benchmarks were only 300 points less on the GT compared to the Ultra.Not a big margin if you ask me.Well worth the money, and a lifetime waranty!
Props to Nvidia...
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holy $h!t!!! they actually make 600w psu's??? lol i only thought that they made up to 560 or 580w.....
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