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UV_Power

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I just upgraded my video card from an FX5200 to an Asus 6600 128MB AGP8x. ;)

My power supply is a 350W Enermax with 26A on the +12V rail.

I have read on some forums (and some friends) that 350W is just not enough for a 6600 card. But then some people have said it only depends on the Ampers on the +12V rail.

Before I spend $60 - $100 on a quality 500W power supply, I want to get a few opinions on this forum.... Would I really benefit from a 500W PSU? :tazz:

Thanks in advance!
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i've built my share of computers in the day some are really good gaming computers i built for friends and 350 i use all the time even with top end parts i don't think you need the 500 it might run better when you are doing things that take alot of power but most games and simple computing tasks should work fine with the 350
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Hi,

Being that its a Enermax with 26A on that rail it will be fine you won't need another but the 3.3 and 5v rails have alot to do with todays video cards.

Usually when a psu has mid 20 amps on the 12v it has plenty on the other rails as well its just when you see some cheap psu brands that are 350w you have to look at the amps on all the rails some are as low as 13A, these are the ones to stay away from.

Rick
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...but the 3.3 and 5v rails have alot to do with todays video cards.

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+3.3 and +5v rails are both running at 32A.



Thanks for the helpful advice guys ;)

I will take that into consideration and do a little more research... :tazz:
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