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April 6, 2013 2:53:14 PM

I bought a new computer, but need to upgrade its graphics card and PSU.
Which of these three will WORK in my computer, and will achieve what i need it to do....without failing within a week.
My computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My psu options, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The 500w was what i had in mind until i saw these cheaper options, but with less reliability it seems.

This is my graphics card i will update with : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 6, 2013 2:58:16 PM

ACtually they are all equally reliable as they are the same series. All of those will serve you well.

What graphics card are you looking to get?

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April 6, 2013 3:01:29 PM

bravoranger said:
I bought a new computer, but need to upgrade its graphics card and PSU.
Which of these three will WORK in my computer, and will achieve what i need it to do....without failing within a week.
My computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My psu options, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The 500w was what i had in mind until i saw these cheaper options, but with less reliability it seems.

This is my graphics card i will update with : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Need to know what graphics card you are planning on getting,
to better advise on PSU.


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April 6, 2013 3:02:17 PM

Yeah i just realized that, it's in the description now, bottom link.
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April 6, 2013 3:08:15 PM

The power supply you chose would be able to support the 650ti boost? Other than that, are you sure that my processor would be able to use it effectively and not bottleneck?
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a c 299 ) Power supply
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April 6, 2013 3:11:19 PM

bravoranger said:
Yeah i just realized that, it's in the description now, bottom link.


Hi - You have a lot of flexibility in PSU's as that card doesn't require
a lot of power. If you are on a tight budget, then the cx430 linked
is plenty for a sys with one 650ti.

If you can swing a few more $$ the xfx550 linked (by blackbired i think)
is an excellent choice and you won't need to upgrade it if you
upgrade your gpu in the future (except gtx690 & hd7990)

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April 6, 2013 3:13:12 PM

Hi - You have a lot of flexibility in PSU's as that card doesn't require
a lot of power. If you are on a tight budget, then the cx430 linked
is plenty for a sys with one 650ti.

Well, i was recommended the cx430 and the 650ti boost, i just worry that the boost will require MORE power, AND won't be used efficiently by my processor.
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April 6, 2013 3:16:29 PM

My budget is pretty much locked at about 200, maybe a little more.

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April 6, 2013 3:34:12 PM

bravoranger said:
Hi - You have a lot of flexibility in PSU's as that card doesn't require
a lot of power. If you are on a tight budget, then the cx430 linked
is plenty for a sys with one 650ti.

Well, i was recommended the cx430 and the 650ti boost, i just worry that the boost will require MORE power, AND won't be used efficiently by my processor.


The boost version requires a little xtra power, but the cx430 will still run it.
The key power spec isn't total watts it's the amps avail on the +12v rail.
The cx430 has 32a on the +12v rail while a system with a 650ti boost
has 24amps min required on the +12v rail. You are good to go.


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