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April 7, 2013 9:47:24 AM

I am only upgrading a computer with the motherboard, cpu, and graphics card. I will be going with a MSI 970A AM3+ motherboard, AMD Phenom 2 x4 cpu, and an ASUS HD7790 GPU.
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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...

I am just curious as to what I will need in terms of power supply. I am using a 460w 12V coolermaster elite PSU at the moment. It has some decent reviews but really only goes up to 400w and full potential. I am just curious as to what kind of power supply I need. I am also running a 500g Western Digital Blue HDD, 2 fans (1 LED) and a CD-ROM.

Also if there is anything wrong that I might have missed that would be great! Thanks a lot

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April 7, 2013 9:58:05 AM

I've previously used http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ to get an idea about what kind of PSU power I need. Usually I go for something a bit above what the site suggests, just to be sure. I hope this can answer your question.
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April 7, 2013 2:50:18 PM

Alright thanks a lot for the answers.

I used the calculator and it said 384w would be fine for what I have but I am a little nervous if it would kill my computer.

From that I would like to upgrade my PSU. Do you know if there is anything a little cheaper than the xfx that is also high quality?

Thanks again
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April 7, 2013 2:54:35 PM

The Antec isn't bad. Otherwise anything with more power than that isn't going to be much cheaper unless its garbage.
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April 10, 2013 8:15:04 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I ended up getting a thermaltake 650w

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

Got it because it was 80+ bronze and was $20 off which I thought was a great deal. Read the reviews and said it was a great PSU and I will be set for a while in terms of power supplies.

Thanks again
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April 10, 2013 1:39:04 PM

That's a decent PSU, can't always trust reviews though, looking at tests done on the unit is a much better way. Like I said though, those units do just fine in tests so no worries.
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