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What wattage PSU should I have?

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January 14, 2014 6:56:11 PM

Here are my specs:

EVGA Nvidia GTX 570
16GB DDR3
Western Digital 7200 RPM 1GB HDD
AMD A8-5600K APU (Only using CPU portion due to dedicated GPU above)

Currently, I have a Raidmax 530w PSU, but I feel as if it isn't enough. Any suggestions?

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January 14, 2014 6:57:52 PM

Make and model of PSU?
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January 14, 2014 7:02:41 PM

A 650 Watt PSU will serve you well. Please don't buy something really cheap. Quality goes along way for power. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX & Thermeltake
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January 14, 2014 7:19:50 PM

Raidmax are one of the worst on the market , please upgrade to protect your other components.

Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

A-TOP Technology
Apevia
APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Aspire(Turbo Case)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower USA
Dynex
EagleTech
FOXCONN
FSP Everest
HEC Orion
Hiper Type-R
Huntkey
I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
In Win
JPAC COMPUTER
Just PC
Kingwin Inc.
Linkworld Electronics
Logisys Computer
MGE
MSI
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
NZXT
Okia
Powmax
Q-Tec
Raidmax<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Rocketfish
Rosewill
SFC
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire Coolers
Star Micro
STARTECH
Thermaltake Purepower NP
Thermaltake Purepower RU
Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
TOPOWER TOP
Ultra X-Connect
Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
Ultra LSP
Wintech
XION
YoungYear
Zebronics

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January 14, 2014 7:24:36 PM

Could I be suffering in performance because of my current PSU?
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January 14, 2014 7:26:02 PM

It's possible and your components are at risk when you run a poor supply like a Raidmax.
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January 14, 2014 7:31:42 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It's possible and your components are at risk when you run a poor supply like a Raidmax.


Thanks a ton. It's just a shame that I payed $50 for this, and I have to get a new one. It's okay, though. I'll try to upgrade as soon as possible. Thanks again.

Thanks to everyone else that contributed, as well.
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January 14, 2014 7:32:39 PM

Glad to help.
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