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Geforce 8800GTS power supply


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I plan to upgrade my X800XL to the NVidea 8800GTS but they say it needs 400w power supply. My RB43 only has 305w, and I need suggestions on a power unit for PCI-express. And how many pin connector do I need?

Edited by MarkN, 14 April 2007 - 07:27 AM.

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I would suggest going atleast 500w. A PCI-E power connector is 6 pins. Make sure you don't go cheap on the new PSU and blow up your new $500 card. My personal favorite brand is Antec but there are a few others such as thermaltake or coolermaster.

Antec $100 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103940

Coolermaster $70 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171016
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The card is $294.99 at NewEgg. Another question is, are all power supply units the same size. Is there a standardized size that everyone adheres to.HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V . This is the power unit I am getting. Any advice?

Edited by MarkN, 14 April 2007 - 08:33 PM.

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I have never heard of that brand. They are a standard size. Standard with ATX.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817128002 It gets excellent reviews at NewEgg, and other online review sites. I did a review search before the purchase. And it gets better reviews than the units you recommended with more people reviewing the product. One more review site. http://www.rbmods.co...per_r_580/3.php

Edited by MarkN, 15 April 2007 - 06:40 AM.

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Everyone has their preferences :whistling:.
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I aprreciate everyones input. More knowledge the better. :whistling:
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