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Upgrading computer, don't know which power supply should buy.

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I'm upgrading my PC, this is what I have: I3 2100, 500Gb HD, 4Gb Ram. I don't want to play everything in Ultra High Definition like most people do, I just want to play all games, be it in medium or high, so I'm buying a Gtx 560TI. As I know I need a new power supply, Asus says I need at least 650W and there is where my doubt is, do I really need 650W? What do you guys think? Would Corsair be a good idea?
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  1. Please post more detailed specifications and your budget. We could then recommend the best path to take for upgrading. It would be especially interesting to know the specifications of your PSU, ideally including model and brand.
  2. If you aren't going to sli in future, for one card 560ti u will be looking at minimum of 500 watts. Else with sli, you be needing 650 watts for minimum :)
    Yeah corsair or seasonic are one of best to go with.
  3. GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.
  4. Warrgarbl said:
    Please post more detailed specifications and your budget. We could then recommend the best path to take for upgrading. It would be especially interesting to know the specifications of your PSU, ideally including model and brand.


    Well, about my budget I'm open to what is necessary, as I said, necessary, I don't want to pay 500 when I can pay 100, and the bigger problem about the budget is that I live in Brazil, so prices will be different from yours (about 2.5x more).

    --I hope that PSU stands for power supply unity-- I found this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html (the model I have at the moment is 250w I think, so I must get a new one).

    This is everything I know my computer have at the moment:

    ASUS P8H61-M LX3(or LX2, I can't check it at the moment, but later I'll upgrade the post)
    Intel Core I3 2100 3.10Ghz
    HD 500Gb
    4Gb Ram
    Power Supply 250w

    This is what I want to buy:

    VGA ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti 1GB DDR5 256-Bit PCI-Express 2.0 ENGTX560 TI DC/2DI/1GD5
    Corsair TX650

    I hope that's all you need.
  5. whitecat said:
    GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.


    If I buy this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html will it have both pins? I was reading some comments from Amazons forums and a guy said that he had to buy another pin I think, is it true?
  6. brarboy said:
    If you aren't going to sli in future, for one card 560ti u will be looking at minimum of 500 watts. Else with sli, you be needing 650 watts for minimum :)
    Yeah corsair or seasonic are one of best to go with.


    Nope, no sli for now lol
    It would be too much money.
    Thank you for answering!
  7. Great psu !
  8. Best answer
    JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.


    If I buy this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html will it have both pins? I was reading some comments from Amazons forums and a guy said that he had to buy another pin I think, is it true?


    no problem . it has 2 x 6+2 pin connectors
  9. JefersonEuclides said:
    Warrgarbl said:
    Please post more detailed specifications and your budget. We could then recommend the best path to take for upgrading. It would be especially interesting to know the specifications of your PSU, ideally including model and brand.


    Well, about my budget I'm open to what is necessary, as I said, necessary, I don't want to pay 500 when I can pay 100, and the bigger problem about the budget is that I live in Brazil, so prices will be different from yours (about 2.5x more).

    --I hope that PSU stands for power supply unity-- I found this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html (the model I have at the moment is 250w I think, so I must get a new one).

    This is everything I know my computer have at the moment:

    ASUS P8H61-M LX3(or LX2, I can't check it at the moment, but later I'll upgrade the post)
    Intel Core I3 2100 3.10Ghz
    HD 500Gb
    4Gb Ram
    Power Supply 250w

    This is what I want to buy:

    VGA ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti 1GB DDR5 256-Bit PCI-Express 2.0 ENGTX560 TI DC/2DI/1GD5
    Corsair TX650

    I hope that's all you need.


    yeah, psu stands power supply unit.
    tx series is great, you will have more than u need with that psu. Good luck :D
  10. brarboy said:
    JefersonEuclides said:
    Warrgarbl said:
    Please post more detailed specifications and your budget. We could then recommend the best path to take for upgrading. It would be especially interesting to know the specifications of your PSU, ideally including model and brand.


    Well, about my budget I'm open to what is necessary, as I said, necessary, I don't want to pay 500 when I can pay 100, and the bigger problem about the budget is that I live in Brazil, so prices will be different from yours (about 2.5x more).

    --I hope that PSU stands for power supply unity-- I found this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html (the model I have at the moment is 250w I think, so I must get a new one).

    This is everything I know my computer have at the moment:

    ASUS P8H61-M LX3(or LX2, I can't check it at the moment, but later I'll upgrade the post)
    Intel Core I3 2100 3.10Ghz
    HD 500Gb
    4Gb Ram
    Power Supply 250w

    This is what I want to buy:

    VGA ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti 1GB DDR5 256-Bit PCI-Express 2.0 ENGTX560 TI DC/2DI/1GD5
    Corsair TX650

    I hope that's all you need.


    yeah, psu stands power supply unit.
    tx series is great, you will have more than u need with that psu. Good luck :D


    Thank you!
  11. whitecat said:
    JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.


    If I buy this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html will it have both pins? I was reading some comments from Amazons forums and a guy said that he had to buy another pin I think, is it true?


    no problem . it has 2 x 6+2 pin connectors


    Are these pins the PCI-E connectors?
  12. JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.


    If I buy this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html will it have both pins? I was reading some comments from Amazons forums and a guy said that he had to buy another pin I think, is it true?


    no problem . it has 2 x 6+2 pin connectors


    Are these pins the PCI-E connectors?

    they are pluged in the video card
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
  13. whitecat said:
    JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    JefersonEuclides said:
    whitecat said:
    GTX 560 ti needs two 6 pin power connector and 170-210W. 500W psu is the recommended minimum.


    If I buy this one: http://www.corsair.com/tx650w.html will it have both pins? I was reading some comments from Amazons forums and a guy said that he had to buy another pin I think, is it true?


    no problem . it has 2 x 6+2 pin connectors


    Are these pins the PCI-E connectors?

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


    Sorry and thank you for the link.
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