Originally Posted by Ronspc
Simple yes or no question easy reputation. I have a Dell Inspiron 531 looked it up on wikipedia apparently it comes stock with a 300 to 320 watt psu. My question is do i need to buy a new psu to support the new video card. I ask because even tho it is a PCI Express x16 card and requires no pci power cord, do i need to upgrade my psu. as stated under the specifications section on newegg they state that this card needs at leas 350 watts of power. idk what i should do.
I ran an 8600GT with a 350w psu, it should work for the short term but I would plan on getting a better psu, at least 500w or 600w in case you plan on getting a high powered video card in the future...
here's a review of the XFX 8600GT and it's power consumption, the 350w psu that is specified on Newegg is for the whole system, not just the card...
8600GT power consumption