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30 Jan 2010   #11
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi BashirSabeel,

PC power supplies are pretty standardized, however approaching a reputable dealer and providing them with your PC specs would probably be the best way to go about sourcing a PSU.

Your motherboard won't "blow" with a PSU with a higher watt capacity than you actually require.

A popular misconception is that the greater the total watt capacity is, the more suitable the power supply becomes for higher-end graphics cards.

The most important factor for judging a PSUs suitability for certain graphics cards is the PSUs total 12V output, as it is that voltage on which modern graphics cards operate. If the total 12V output stated on the PSU is higher than the suggested minimum of the card, then that PSU can fully supply the card.

It is however recommended that a PSU should not just cover the graphics cards' demands, as there are other components in the PC that depend on the 12V output, including the CPU and disk drives.

Hope this helps.
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30 Jan 2010   #12
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You motherboard will be fine. The PSUs are regulated to put out a very specific amount of current. Stick with the higher quality name brands and you will be fine.
The higher end units (750 w up to 1200 w) will allow you to run more things at the same time (multiple cores, multiple video cards, a couple dozen hard drives (LOL), etc. ...However, they may be "overkill" if you are only going to use a single video card and a couple of drives.

I would strongly suggest, all other things being equal, that you get one that has a higher efficiency rating. Most are around 80%....you can find some >85%. The higher the efficiency, the less your power bill will be.

You won't blow your motherboard.

ADDENDUM: Crap. Too old and Way Too SLOW (AGAIN). Note to self....TYPE FASTER.
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31 Jan 2010   #13
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, thanks for the help
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31 Jan 2010   #14
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

It has been a pleasure.

If you need any assistance once you get your new card let us know.
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02 Feb 2010   #15
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok so after a little while, I have decided to go for the Gainward GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card for 64.99 (Gainward GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [426018336-0568] Graphics and Video NVIDIA Graphics Plus 9800 Series). My computer has a PSU DC Output of 300W output (lable on the physical PSU) so I dont think I will need to upgrade this, later on I am also planning to upgrade my RAM by at least 2GB so I have a total of 4GB to play with. If anyone has any better offers or information about the graphic card I have selected please let me know, thanks.
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02 Feb 2010   #16
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BashirSabeel View Post
Ok so after a little while, I have decided to go for the Gainward GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card for 64.99 (Gainward GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [426018336-0568] Graphics and Video NVIDIA Graphics Plus 9800 Series). My computer has a PSU DC Output of 300W output (lable on the physical PSU) so I dont think I will need to upgrade this, later on I am also planning to upgrade my RAM by at least 2GB so I have a total of 4GB to play with. If anyone has any better offers or information about the graphic card I have selected please let me know, thanks.
Its a bit over priced. Thats what i'd say.
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