XFX 6600GT with 350W power supply?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by yogiB, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. yogiB

    yogiB OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I'm about to purchase an XFX 6600GT card. However, I'm a bit concerned with my 350W power supply. Will 350W be enough power to drive my system once the card is installed. Do they recommend more power?

    My system:
    Processor: Intel 3.6Ghz
    Mobo: Intel D915GAV
    HDD: 120GB Maxtor
    Others: Plextor CD-RW, Pioneer DVD-Rom.

    Please advise ASAP whether I should go for a larger power supply, say, 400-450W.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mastershakes

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    Jack it. Read several forums out there, and some peeps having trouble with 300, 350 watt power supplies. I say go as high as your budget will. 450, 500.
     
  3. yogiB

    yogiB OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks.

    About how much ($) is a good 450W or 500W power supply in the U.S.?
     
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  5. yogiB

    yogiB OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    NP Yogi, welcome to OSNN
     
  7. lancer

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    fyi, i had a 350w psu, with my evga 6800, and pretty much the same setup as you and it ran fine. But why risk a crash, more power the better.
     
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  10. LeeJend

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    Yogi, we do get paid for endorsing Newegg. People are happy when they get a good price and good service so they click the little scales on the left of our posts.

    ;)
     
  11. vivid_vibe

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    I agree, LeeJend, Antec's are the best I've run into. I've been running a true430 for over a year. I have 2 optical drives, 2 HD's, and a Radeon 9800 pro. I also use various USB devices (as many as 3 at once) and this thing has never so much as hiccupped.
     
  12. ElementalDragon

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    as a side option to all the Antec hub-bub. i'd recommend you also look into Ultra X-Connect modular power supplies. think you can pick up a 500w one now for like $70US. quite good power supplies too. removable power cables, so u only use ones that you need, and you dont wind up with a birds nest of wires somewhere in your case. People have said the wires are somewhat stiff.... but i think they've been improved since then. mine are just fine. easily able to get where they need to be. plus... they're shiny. :) here's a link to a review thread started by TittleBitties. has pics from both his case, and i posted mine (pic's not that good from mine though. took the pic with my cell phone). might try to rearrange my wires too to make it look a bit more neat. Overall they're nice power supplies. quite quiet too.

    http://www.osnn.net/forum/showthread.php?t=53008

    edit: correction.... you can get their limited edition green shiny power supply for $70. most of the other's i think cost around $100. when i got mine, they had a mail in rebate. Here's the TigerDirect page with the green one.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1028627&Sku=ULT31588
     
  13. LeeJend

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    When I didn't see any of the critical spec's in the tiger add I went to the Ultra web site looking for the reliability, hold up time and efficiency numbers. There weren't any there either.

    I would not connect an Ultra to my PC with a 10 foot insulated pole.

    Click the link at the bottom of the tiger add and read up on what to look for in power supply spec's. A lot of what they talk about isn't even listed for Ultra brand. That's a clear signal to stay away. If it's not listed the company is ashamed of it.

    PS Enermax is good too but last I checked Antec was cheaper.
     
  14. ElementalDragon

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    i couldn't find the link you were talking about in the tiger direct ad. what info are you looking for exactly? maybe i could find it for ya?
     
  15. lancer

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    i have to say though that the x-connect is very purty... ")
     
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    You do? How much?