Power supply for graphics

pakis

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Hello guys,

i am a new member of tomshardware and i would like to ask you about something i didn't quite understand! I am from greece so i would like to buy a graphic card similar to this one but from another company.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131140

The thing is that i have a 500watt power supply and i would like to ask you Do i need to change my power supply and if yes can you recommend a cheap alternative??

Thank you for any answers!!
 

Silverhorn

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Welcome to the boards!

Let me be the first to ask you - could you give us more details about the PSU - model,
manufacturer, 12V rails amprerage and number (you can see those on the power
supply itself, there should be a sticker)

Helloworld beat me to it :)
 

pakis

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The problem here is that i am not at home right now and i cannot be sure about my psu!!I would be back in 10 days then i can inform about my current psu!!Is there a possibillity to run a 4870 card with 500 watt??
 

Silverhorn

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Probably. But really more details are necessary for us to be able to give you a precise
advise. If I have to answer "Will it run it based on the wattage alone?" - Yes.
 

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