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What PSU should i get, if i need one?

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=N82E16814102999

let me know if i need a new PSU or my current 300W is enough, thanks :)
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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.
  2. 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=N82E16817148027 , is it any good?
  3. This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  4. 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&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1317

    if you are stuck on Newegg than your pay $20 more with the same MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  5. 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=N82E16817148027 , is it any good?


    Apevia= crap I wouldn't suggest using it at all.
  6. 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&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1317

    if you are stuck on Newegg than your pay $20 more with the same MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013


    +1 the 550w XFX is a great power supply that I have used in many builds.
  7. 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&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1317

    if you are stuck on Newegg than your pay $20 more with the same MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013


    This is a very good choice at a very good price.
  8. TBC1 said:
    This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


    Apevia is awful. They make good doorstops though. Seriously let your friend know he is asking for trouble with that psu.
  9. jnkweaver said:
    TBC1 said:
    This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


    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=N82E16817154026&Tpk=500w%20psu i meant this one, they both are white and start with "A"
  10. jnkweaver said:
    TBC1 said:
    This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


    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.
  11. zombiespawner115 said:
    jnkweaver said:
    TBC1 said:
    This will work fine (and it's high quality) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


    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=N82E16817154026&Tpk=500w%20psu 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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