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Looking for a good /average low cost PSU that can run a gtx 760

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January 3, 2014 12:11:33 AM

Hi this is my first thread on Tom's Hardware .
I have decided to upgrade my power supply from an Aywun 420w psu, yeah i know this is a really crap psu :D  ( guy who built the pc put it in). The reason i have decided to upgrade is that I'm thinking of getting a gtx 760 for games such as BF4 and upcoming games in 2014 . Link http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graph.... I need a good low cost PSU around $150-$200 NZD that can run this card with my specs. I live in New Zealand so the price of Pc parts variate's from the states e.g a $125 part in the U.S will sell from about 180 New Zealand dollars. Some psu's that I think would be good are the fsp raider 650w sells for about NZD $ 130 or the Corsair CX 600m which sells for about $140, but I'm open to any suggestions on what watt psu i should get. I'm fine with buying from a site which ships to my country such as Amazon i would really appreciate some help in picking a good psu for my build and the new Gpu that I'm getting.
Well here are my PC specs
CPU:Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3.30GHz
Ram: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LX socket LGA 1155
Monitor : acer AL2223W (1680x1050@59Hz)
Graphics card :1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Leadtek)
Storage: 931GB Western Digital
Optical Drives : BEXGFCL 96NGHU70T SCSI CdRom Device
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB ATA Device
I know its not the best PC around but it works fine for my needs.
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January 3, 2014 12:16:20 AM

to run a gtx 760 500 watts minimum is recommended. so 500 watts and up is what you want.
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January 3, 2014 12:18:21 AM

BN91 said:
to run a gtx 760 500 watts minimum is recommended. so 500 watts and up is what you want.


Could you recommend any good PSU's ?

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January 3, 2014 12:24:55 AM

im running a gtx 760 and using the corsair cx 500 in my system if that helps you.
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January 3, 2014 1:14:25 AM

BN91 said:
im running a gtx 760 and using the corsair cx 500 in my system if that helps you.


Does you system run smoothly without any errors e.g bsod's are all your usb ports working and do you think any of these psu's would leave any good room to upgrade, upgrades such as fans or more hard drives ? and do have inside your rig e.g parts CPU/hard drives/ your pc specs ? Also would it give me room to overclock my gpu ?



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January 3, 2014 1:19:14 AM

my system runs perfect and yea i can add hard drives and fans no problem. not a single promblem with mine. im saying get 500 minimum. but really try to get 600 or 650 so youll be future proof for upgrades. but if you decide to get 500 youll be perfectly fine!
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January 3, 2014 6:15:45 PM

Thanks I'll probably get a CX 600 from amazon.
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