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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 7 years ago

Will this Graphics Card fit and what Wattage do I need?

I'm getting my first graphics card this weekend and I'm looking into a Asus - AMD Radeon HD 6670 but I don't know if it will fit in my Gateway Desktop. I also don't know if the Power Supply that comes with my Gateway (which is 300w) can handle what the graphics card needs. If it can't handle it, could a Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply handle it?

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Graphics Card - Asus - AMD Radeon HD 6670 *Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus---AMD-Radeon-HD-6...

Desktop - Gateway Desktop *Link: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/DT.GD...

Possible Power Supply - Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply *Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TR2-600NL2NC+ATX12V+%2...

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    If you read the system requirements for the GPU here:

    http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desktop/graphics/am...

    It says you need =>400W PSU, though speaking from experience I have ran multiple GPUs on lower badly put PSUs for a long time without issue but that isn't advised as a fair amount can go wrong especially with cheap PSUs. You should probably buy a PSU on, or higher than the stated wattage depending on budget but don't go to cheap, you should never forgot how crucial the PSU is as apart of the system, it feeds all of the expensive components. You want to feed your expensive COMPONENTS good stuff!

    As for your noted PSU it looks fine, there are many lists available on the internet in astute hardware forums in regard to the quality of brand and branches of PSU but as long as you aren't buying one of those 20 dollar silver things you're generally okay :)

    Your case also looks fine, it can be quite a tight fit but it'll go in.

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