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Thread: Videocard Question

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    K, I wanna get a BFG 6600GT PCI-E and it says
    A minimum 350W system power supply
    I have a 300 watt PSU and wonder if I can get away with running the card on it

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    Depends.
    What 300w PSU do you have?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Probably not a good idea to attempt that.

    It would be easier for us to advise you if you would tell us everything else that would be powered. Oh, and the make and model of the power supply?

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    When you play a game is when the vid card will start to utilise as much power as possibble. Chances are you have a pos psu that came with your case.. so i'll have to say no...

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    Fuck, Well I'll give you the comp specs for starters...

    AMD64 X2 4200
    Samsung 1GB PC3200 Ram
    Seagate 250GB SATA HD
    Lightscribe DVD Burner
    DVD ROM Drive
    Integrated ATI X200 graphics, its got somekind of tv hookup and shit which I havented played with yet.
    Its got a card reader too, who the hell uses that shit lol

    **Alright the PSU is a "Bestec MODEL: BST ATX-300-12Z CD OUTPUT 300 WATT MAX Peak 2.5A
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    definatly not a good idea, just get a nice antec power supply for 80.00 will last you through many computers you make...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    definatly not a good idea, just get a nice antec power supply for 80.00 will last you through many computers you make...
    Fuck the whole setup was over 2 grand, no1 has that money for more shit now, I sold my old comp and wanna put that money towards a videocard.

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    Another thing that I may add... on newegg more then half the similar 6600GT's that have the "system requirements" section filled out dont even mention anything about PSU, its like only that BFG.. is that because its supposidly overclocked?! I need an answer asap cuz im goin out possibly to get it in about an hour or so.

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    i still think a bigger power supply would be better...just in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    i still think a bigger power supply would be better...just in case
    No doubt about that, its cashflow thats the issue

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