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What PSU should i get, if i need one?

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October 5, 2013 12:40:58 PM

okay, so i have an inspiron 660 with a 300W PSU. It has 6gb of 1600Mhz RAM, an Intel i3 3220 duo-core, and a seagate barracuda 1TB.

So i have been saving money for a new GPU, but not sure i have enough wattage... I want a Sapphire Radeon 7850 Dual-X OC edition wwith 2gb of GDDR5 RAM, this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

let me know if i need a new PSU or my current 300W is enough, thanks :) 

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October 5, 2013 12:45:52 PM
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I can tell you if it is OEM it is not going to be enough. A good 450w PSU should be enough. By good I mean, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, XFX, & Silverstone to name a few that come immediately to mind and ones I trust.
October 5, 2013 12:50:38 PM

coastie65 said:
I can tell you if it is OEM it is not going to be enough. A good 450w PSU should be enough. By good I mean, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, XFX, & Silverstone to name a few that come immediately to mind and ones I trust.


Yeah i figured it wasnt enough, i have pretty much a barebones system but my friend has this PSU and recommended it, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , is it any good?
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October 5, 2013 12:57:45 PM

zombiespawner115 said:
coastie65 said:
I can tell you if it is OEM it is not going to be enough. A good 450w PSU should be enough. By good I mean, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, XFX, & Silverstone to name a few that come immediately to mind and ones I trust.


Yeah i figured it wasnt enough, i have pretty much a barebones system but my friend has this PSU and recommended it, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , is it any good?


Apevia= crap I wouldn't suggest using it at all.
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October 5, 2013 12:59:08 PM

jnkweaver said:
Normally 7850's suggest a 500W but that is based on a power hungry AMD chip. You may be able to get by with a 450W but I wouldn't.

This XFX is an excellent supply and is $45 after MIR here http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...

if you are stuck on Newegg than your pay $20 more with the same MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


+1 the 550w XFX is a great power supply that I have used in many builds.
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October 5, 2013 2:47:36 PM

jnkweaver said:
TBC1 said:
This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...


Apevia is awful. They make good doorstops though. Seriously let your friend know he is asking for trouble with that psu.


Why did you quote me? and xfx is a quality name brand.

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October 5, 2013 4:37:55 PM

zombiespawner115 said:
jnkweaver said:
TBC1 said:
This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...


Apevia is awful. They make good doorstops though. Seriously let your friend know he is asking for trouble with that psu.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i meant this one, they both are white and start with "A"



Congrats you went from one doorstop to another. Really I don't think these companies should be allowed to sell this crap. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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