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Old 07-21-04, 06:51 AM   #10
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Default Re: Power Supply / 6800 Series Sticky

Originally Posted by Iuris
Could we get a hands-on confirmation of how powerful a PSU the stock Geforce 6800 requires?

Just so those of us who are in the process of buying a whole computer would have a good orientation...
The actual W-rating (350, 430, 500, etc) doesn't matter as much as the fact that you want a power supply with a strong A-rating on the +12V line. For a 6800 GT, you will want a PSU with a rating of at least 18A, for a 6800 Ultra 20A would be ideal. Base your searches around that and you'll gain a much better idea of what works best with the 6800 lineup.
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