Power Supply and Heat question

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  1. -Mordecai-

    -Mordecai- New Member

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    So I just got my new 8800 GTS. I'm currently running a 6800. I have a standard Dell Dimension tower (yea, I know...but buying a pc from dell outlet was cheaper than buying all the parts seperate). I have my new power supply on the way (Antec 650W TP3).

    My question is do you think my case will be able to hold up with a new power supply and graphics card or is it going to overheat? :noes:
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Which Dimension? There's only been about a million case designs.
     
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    that one
     
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    Without even checking into it, I'm gonna go ahead and say no. 8800 is a hungry card, I *highly* doubt a dell PSU would power it. And after a very quick search, it seems a Dimension 8400 comes with a 350W PSU. Quite short of what's required for the 8800 (was it 450W?)
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Wait for the Antec, no ifs ands or buts about it.

    As far as the case overheating, I assume you mean airflow in general.

    Open the case up and tell us how many fans you have and where.

    Most likely, if it doesn't have enough cooling you'll still be able to add fans to the case.
     

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