Upgrading Video card, will I need a new PSU?

arussell

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Im looking to upgrade my video card from a sapphire 9800pro to a BFG 6800 ultra OC and was wondering if I would need to upgrade my PSU as well...The BFG site says a minimum of 480W is required so im guessing I will have to. Current system specs are in sig.

If I do have to upgrade, anyone wanna gimme a suggestion to a good 1? Ive been looking at the Antec True 550 and Fortron 500W(although I cannot find this in stock anywhere, newegg gets it in in a week). Thanks in advance!

Antec Sonata Case w/380W PSU
Athlon 64 3200+
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R
1 GB Mushkin PC3500
Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO
2x WD Raptor 74 GB
NEC 3520A DVD/CD RW
Pioneer 115 DVD-ROM
 

folken

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You will definatly need a new psu. Either the true550 or fs 500 would be a good chioce. Just get wich ever one is cheaper or instock first, lol.

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