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December 27, 2013 8:18:05 AM

I have a 500w Lepa PSU and am currently running a Radeon 2GB 7750. I am looking to upgrade to a newer GPU. My budget is about $100-$200. I'm hoping to not upgrade my PSU because it is fairly new and it was a gift xD.

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December 27, 2013 8:24:42 AM

Dime_Eater said:
I have a 500w Nepa PSU and am currently running a Radeon 2GB 7750. I am looking to upgrade to a newer GPU. My budget is about $100-$200. I'm hoping to not upgrade my PSU because it is fairly new and it was a gift xD.


Hi - never heard of Nepa, please try n find the UL# from the label affixed to the side of the PSU, so I can see who mfgs it.

It should be the letter E followed by 6 digits (underneath a big backwards RU in the US & Canada)
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December 27, 2013 8:44:52 AM

Never heard of NEPA before... Hard to say if it's good or not. For example, some bad PSU can advertise as 500W, but fail to deliver over 300W reliably. Your current Radeon 7750 doesn't draw a lot of power, but if you put a more powerful card in there we need to know if your PSU will hold on. How many PCI-E power connectors do you got on that PSU?

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December 27, 2013 9:15:42 AM

Yes I agree with all mate posters. @ OP, if you want to upgrade to a powerful GPU, then consider a decent PSU, to run the card and to save your components.
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December 27, 2013 9:23:48 AM

for just under $200 you should be able to score a 650 Ti Boost SC and a good 450W-plus power supply. if you catch good sales or have something called "boxing day sales" then you can score some sweet-azz dealz, yo.
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December 27, 2013 9:38:29 AM

Oh sorry I meant LEPA not Nepa. I'm so sorry for that confusion xD
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December 27, 2013 10:03:35 AM

LEPA G500 is a trusted PSU of TIER 2 brand quality. If you got that then there is nothing to worry about.

LEPA B650, B850 is also good and trusted unit aswell of TIER 2b quality.

So you can get a GTX 760 with $ 250, if that suits your budget, or you can go with GTX 660 which is within your budget.
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December 27, 2013 10:13:21 AM

lonewolf7 said:
LEPA G500 is a trusted PSU of TIER 2 brand quality. If you got that then there is nothing to worry about.

LEPA B650, B850 is also good and trusted unit aswell of TIER 2b quality.

So you can get a GTX 760 with $ 250, if that suits your budget, or you can go with GTX 660 which is within your budget.

I have the N series, I assume its still trusted but just making sure.
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December 27, 2013 10:18:06 AM

G500-ma or G500-mb ?
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December 27, 2013 10:18:55 AM

I am afraid nothing is stated about N series, so its hard to tell. Above mentioned series are known good one's. So now I am in doubt!
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December 27, 2013 10:28:34 AM

Dime_Eater said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here's the link to the PSU.


35$ for a 500W PSU... Judging by the price it probably has poor internal components.

I don't know if it's true but the guys in this thread say the components are from a cheap entry-level Enermax unit and recommend to avoid it:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8997

Bottom line I would get another PSU. Get something from a trusted manufacturer like: Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, etc...

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December 27, 2013 10:43:24 AM

^+1. @ OP, this will be my answer as well.
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December 27, 2013 10:53:20 AM

Dime_Eater said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here's the link to the PSU.


Hi - Altho that hasn't been tested by a trusted review site yet, I'd say you OK with it for mid range GPU's such as
gtx760, R9 270x.

It is a CWT made unit, which is not a bad thing, has 34 +12v amps, so you're good to go if you already have it.

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