nVidia 9600GT on Thermaltake 430W PSU?

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January 19, 2010 at 17:22:33
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon 5000+ / 3 GB DDR2
Hi, I am about to buy a VGA card and a PSU, the PSU is a Thermaltake TR2 430W (HardwareSecret's review is very complete but they say the PSU is pretty bad as it can only handle 350W...) the thing is that it's the only "good" PSU my supplier can sell me now as the next model (500W) doubles its price... so I'll buy it as it should handle my humble PC... (don't laugh at it):
ASRock ALiveNF6G ATX board
3GB DDR2 Kingston RAM
AMD AthlonX2 5000+
160GB SATAII HDD (Maxtor)
DVD writer
Foxconn case
Generic PSU (500W(obviously a lie))

I was going to buy the Thermaltake PSU together with an ATi Radeon HD 4670 (MSI) (sure it can handle it) but I noticed It costs exactly the same as the superior and more power hungry nVIDIA 9600GT (XFX), my question is: can that PSU handle that card? I am almost sure it can't but looking at the eXtreme power supply calculator I get these results for my system:
My current confirguration: 216W
With HD 4670: 222W
With 9600GT: 233W
Sorry for the post's length and thanks in advance

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January 19, 2010 at 18:12:05
All that stuff is from some country that killed all their bees, hacked google and kills baby girls.

Do you think they would mind selling you a 350W PS that only put out 250W.

I just saying i don't trust any of that junk.Go for double the price and hope it works is my opinion. It might handle 300W

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 19, 2010 at 18:19:30

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January 19, 2010 at 19:10:45
OK, I'll buy the HD 4670 then, thanks for your replies

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January 19, 2010 at 21:50:30
Mimimum 400 PS recommended for a system with either video chipset:


quoting evga directly
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amp Amps.)

The max capacity of a PS is almost always an intermittant load rating.
It's recommended you have a max constant load on the PS of 80% or less.
Going by that, get a decent quality 500 watt PS.

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January 20, 2010 at 17:24:05
Thank you. I'll buy a 4670 with a decent PSU for it

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