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#1 scubab

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:25 PM

I'm looking at purchasing this video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130380

I know my power supply will not support it because stupid me gave in and bought a BFG 9800GT from the overpriced warlords at BestBuy. I found a better deal so I returned it, but I do know when I tried installing the card it needed a different power supply.

What is the name of the connector needed? I'm asking because someone suggested I get the one listed below, but a friend told me he would sell me a 650W OCX PSU for $50 but he doesn't know what the video card connector looks like or is called:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371004


Thank you!

Edited by scubab, 28 October 2008 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:40 PM

I like the CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W PSU, there's a mail in rebate for it that drops the price a bit. I've used it and highly recommend it, it gets great reviews. If you look at the pictures for the PSU, you will come across one that has an image of the cables. The 6-pin PCIe power connector is what goes to the card.

Edited by DJBPace07, 28 October 2008 - 02:40 PM.

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#3 scubab

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 03:27 PM

Well, looking at the pictures provided I'm assuming that that power supply won't support a video card? I'm not seeing a 6-pin anywhere.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:24 PM

Bottom left corner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...0Power%20Supply
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:39 PM

Sorry I didn't specify. I was referring to the the link I provided.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371007

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:01 PM

From your last link:
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Model
Brand Antec
Model EA500
Series earthwatts
Spec
Type ATX12V v2.0
Maximum Power 500W
Fans 80mm low noise cooling fan
PFC Active
Main Connector 20+4Pin
+12V Rails 2
PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin
CrossFire Ready
SLI Certified
Modular No
Efficiency > 80%
Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS Certified
Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
Input Current 9A
Output +3.3V@24A,+5V@24A,+12V1@17A,+12V2@17A,-12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:16 PM

Oh my, easy enough! Thanks for showing me the obvious that I looked over!!




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