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Old 08-20-04, 05:08 PM Thread Starter   #1
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BFG 6800 Ultra OC: 430 Watt Powersupply???


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I have a BFG 6800 Ultra OC and my power supply is a 430 Watt ps that came in my ThermalTake case (I think it's a Pure Power or something).

Anywho, the BFG 6800 Ultra box states "Minimum 480 Watt Power Supply".

Question 1: Will it hurt the card to run on a 430 Watt PS? It seems to be working fine, no problems in Doom3.

Question 2: If I get a new PS, what brand / model should I get? I don't want to shell out money for a POS PS :-p

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Old 08-20-04, 05:16 PM   #2
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ur psu should be fine, if you were to get a new one anyway i'd suggest OCZ, PPC, forton/sparkle, tagan
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Old 08-20-04, 05:40 PM   #3
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check my sig... i just picked up a 350w antec... works fine.

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really depends on total system you're using and amp rating on 5v and 12v rails i.e. my system will use 390-506W with 6800U http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.p...23#post3023723

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Old 08-21-04, 08:41 AM   #5
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OCZ 420 Watt would even work fine for it, that rating is probably to cover PSU's with exagerated ratings.

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Old 08-21-04, 11:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, the OCZ 420w has 30A on the 12v...that's crazy for a 420, mine has 18A...I'm also getting a 6800GT, should I upgrade my psu?
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