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GTX 260 To much power for Gateway FX7026

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shay101, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. Shay101

    Shay101 Thread Starter

    Mar 6, 2009
    My gateway fx has a power supply of about 400 watts and the GTX 260 needs approximatly 500. I am planning on buying a new power supply but how much do i need to run the graphics card and everything else on my gateway? Anyone :confused:
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    As a general rule of thunb, you really can't install a power supp;y that is too powerful. Provided the power supply has the required outputs (plugs to work on your system) and physically fits your case it should work. Now to the wattage and amperage ratings. You should look for something 550W or higher (prefered), a single 12V rail of 60 or 80 Amps or a multiple rail rated at 18Amps or higher each. Also as important look for something made by a higher quality manufacturer such as OCZ, FSP, PC Power and Cooling, Enermax, Sparkle, others would add a few other quality manufacturers. Do not fall for a power supply because it is a good price deal (bargain Basement), these tend to fail horribly at a much higher rate frequently burning out critical system components as they do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    That just lists a couple.
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