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Video card question

Without actually having a box for a video card in my hand, what's a good site that will tell me what size power supply is needed for it to run? I've checked newegg and only a few cards list their needed power supply.

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See that's the thing, I've just picked up a newer system and the videocard is junk, I'm wanting to possibly replace it without buying a new power supply. It's only got a 300w power supply so I know that most newer cards require more then that.

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Just about any upgraded card will require more than 300W. That power supply seemed weak for that system to begin with, so I'd just upgrade anyway.
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Well still, if I'm going to have to upgrade my power supply I'm going to have to know how big of one I need. Half these sites that I'm checking out at listing the amount of power required for these cards.

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Well still, if I'm going to have to upgrade my power supply I'm going to have to know how big of one I need. Half these sites that I'm checking out at listing the amount of power required for these cards.
They're not listing a recomended power supply? That's really strange.
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They're not listing a recomended power supply? That's really strange.
That's what I was thinking, I've checked numerous card on Newegg and through CNet and only a couple have listed the needed power supply.

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I know that BFG list the power requirements in a PDF for each of their cards.





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http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-1000...207510101.html

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