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    my detailed specs can be found in my sig. I want to know if my psu can handle an BFG OC'ed 8800 512MB pci-express graphics card. my psu does have the required 6-pin plug. I also wonder if it would be ok to add another hard drive?

    Using my knowledge, I am guessing it will be fine, since this Lite-On is a well-built (heavy) psu. But I want a 2nd opinion, because I'm very proud of my very nice PC (please dont have, i know its not so great but its the best I've ever had), and I can't have it breaking down on me!

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    What model is the PSU?

    Theoretically, it should be enough.

    Also, what 8800 Series card is it? GT, GTS, or GS?

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    Tough one, if it was a C2D it would be a no-brainer but the Phenom1 dualies were pretty heavy on the juice All boils down to the prospective unit's 12V capacity in the end (although its regulation and ripple suppression also help... )

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    His sig says "Lite-on 350w". I don't think that'll be enough for the 8800GT. The quality is too low with Lite-On PSUs.
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    Oops, sorry Was drunkposting and forgot to check his sig

    Are the Lite-Ons really that bad? Haven't really bumped into them that much, always seemed to be somewhere amongst the "solid OEM suppliers" category with Enlight and FSP toward the bottom and HiPro and Delta near the top...

    Anyway if its the old PPFC version it can handle 25A between the 12V rails, not too awful. Still gonna get pushed reasonably hard between the ~95W CPU and <150W GPU when gaming though!

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    From what I have seen, lite-on's are very high quality psu's. Along the lines of Delta.
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    Lite-On PSU's are almost all pretty good quality. I have not run into one that's terrible. Though alot of them are Passive-PFC units from what I've seen.

    Either way, the combined 12v output is what really matters here. As long as it's around 300w he should be fine.

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    well, heres the model: ps-6351-2
    (since this is a wierd (btx i think) i had to take the psu out to see the label)...
    it has two 12v rails, one 18a, one 12a. it is p-pfc not no-pfc, and i heatisnks are enormous, and the fan is legit temp-controlled, i think this is a nice 350w psu...

    is it ok?
    about the card: i dont know much about it, i have to get it from my friend(he got dual 5770s *drool*) so hes giving me this 8800. i much rather he give me one of his 5770s but hey a free 8800 is ok too...

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    Yeah you'll be fine. That's the unit from Dell Vostro's (410's & 420's)

    They are ~24-25Amps on the 12v rail IIRC; so that's 288-300w on the 12v rail. So you should be fine.

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    alright. another quick question: i will ge tthe 8800 in a week or two, but since i had $50 of best buy gift cards i went to best buy and the bought the radeon hd 4350 1gb. yes i know i dont really need it but i thought what the hell, its gonna be $15! is that card at least better than the gefore 6200 128mb i have in there right now? will the geforce 8800 be better or worse than my new 4350? thanks! (oh and the radeon 4350 only needs a 300w psu and no 6-pin connector!)...

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