My current PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 500W (Has been a really good PSU, no issues at all. Just afraid it won't be enough to handle the new CPU and GPU I'm upgrading to. And not too comfortable spending this money on upgrades and having to use 4-pin Molex to 6-pin PCI-E connectors due to the PSU only having 1 PCI-E plug and the GPU requiring 2.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Will any of these 3 PSU's be enough to Power my system fluently and are of good quality? Just don't want to go skimpy/cheap on my PSU as that's the most important part of any PC. Any recommendations on a different PSU are welcome. Thanks in advance for any help. Really do appreciate it.
P.S. Would like to keep the price range around $80 or so. But if I do have to spend a bit more to get a good solid PSU, so be it, don't want to chance my PC going up in smoke. And any other info on my PC's other Components, just ask.
Why would you think a 500 is not sufficient for a singel video card machine? My 965BE and 7850 pull about 350 watts from the wall, and since my PSU is an 80Plus Bronze that puts it at delivering just about 300 watts to the PC. The 560ti is probably max 40 watts above that, so about 340 - 345. If a 500w PSU can't deliver 350 watts then it deserves to melt anyway.
In fact... why not get a 7850 instead? It's faster, and uses less power. Alternatively, save the money from the PSU and buy a 7870 XT or something instead . . .
Thanks for the help everyone! Really do appreciate it. Pretty sure I'm going to go with one of the XFX Units. Seems they have good reviews, and are of good quality.
And Traciatim, it's not that I didn't fully believe that the 500W PSU I currently have wouldn't run it. I just wanted to be sure that it was of decent build quality. I'm not a genius when it comes to Power Draw and such from a PSU to a PC, but I'm not a idiot either. I just wanted to ask for help here where I knew people were helpful and would help me out so I didn't take a chance on frying any of my PC Components. Thanks for your advice as well though.