321W, what good graphics cards wud run on this?

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  1. Melrose

    Melrose Member

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    lookin to get a new graphics card fer my pc, i opend up the pc for the wattage an it says

    "total output of +3.3v and +5v shall not exceed 201W +3, +5V and 12V total output power max is 321W"

    so that 321W is the wattage isnt it? but all the graphics cards im lookin at all ask for 350W+, anyone know any good graphics cards that will work under 321W?

    Thanks
     
  2. easy2007

    easy2007 Maha Guru

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    how about u jsut buy a new psu as it looks like u will need to buy a new one anyway.
     
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    Not a bad PC but you will need a better power supply if you plan on doing high end gaming. The cards that state a 350WATT minimum is just that MINIMUM. You will want a larger supply than just the minimum.
     

  5. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

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    Just get a new psu; lol you can buy a cheap 500 watt psu for 25.00 dollars.
     
  6. Melrose

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    are they easy enough to take off and replace?
     
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  8. Amd8800

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    I had a 300W , 16 amps and it worked on my 8800GT

    it runsss never had problem with it,

    hope this helps lol
     
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    First off, "+3, +5V and 12V" are not the only lines in the PSU. You have negative ones as well. Chances are you're PSU is 350w though. I think you're biggest mistake was buying a computer off eBay. They always lie about the specs. Well, not lie so much as "bend the truth."

    If you're getting a new PSU, which you should, don't buy one that's under $50 unless a sale put it under that mark.
     
  10. Amd8800

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    Could be a lie.. look at price $399... thats a low price for a good spec :X

    but i would never buy used PC thats how i am.
    i like it new



    But his feedback is great.. is a guy that can trust.
     

  11. Melrose

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    ur actually right, the processer wasnt 6.3 as stated, but 3.8, ill have another look at the sticker on the psu, write everything down or maybe take a pic, so maybe someone can see if ive got it right or wrong?
     
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    still on the 370w psu and no problems after all this time, the card was goin a little hot so i fitted a zalman cooler i had on my 7600gt and its perfect now.
     
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    It might work for a bit but in the long run will cause performance/stabillity issues and if/when it dies you will have more than the psu to replace in most cases.
     
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    right, ive writen everything that was there down lol

     
  15. Grymn

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    Ugh if I'm reading that correctly that's 10A on the 12V? Rather get a new PSU than risk the rest of your components to damage.
     

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    doesnt look good then eh lol
     
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    Uhh, you should go check that again. That's 399 British Pounds. That's over $800.

    As for feedback, it can be faked.
     
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    Yeah i forgot to say is better to buy a good PSU to be safe

    that's y i went 460W dual rails with 18 amps on each.

    now is getting sufficient power. or w.e
     
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    PSU are cheap i got mine for 40$ only.. is a dual rails with 18 amps on each!

    and my PSU had PCI-E connector etc which is great.

    and now my everything on my system is getting enough power :)

    so buy a good PSU to be safe ;) is easy to put it in ^^
     
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