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  1. No problem hope you enjoy your build. Make sure to select best answer and just wanted to make sure, you are getting the msi 660 and which psu
  2. TheMohammadmo said:
    No problem hope you enjoy your build. Make sure to select best answer and just wanted to make sure, you are getting the msi 660 and which psu

    im going to be getting the blue led one looks awesome and how would i go about installing it do i just put it the same way how my other psu is?
  3. Ebay for computer hardware , not a great idea.

    700w PSU for $36.00 not a good buy.

    The TR2 are some of the worst power supplies on the market.
  4. Yeah but where else is he gonna get it from for cheap. He has like no options. Yes you will install it the same way other psus are installed. Whats your budget for the gpu and the psu combined.
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Ebay for computer hardware , not a great idea.

    since im tight on money i dont have a choice and i haven't had any trouble with ebay i always check the buyers reputation before buying also read reviews
  6. I would only recommend decent quality hardware.
  7. TheMohammadmo said:
    Yeah but where else is he gonna get it from for cheap. He has like no options. Yes you will install it the same way other psus are installed. Whats your budget for the gpu and the psu combined.


    im at about a 200$-230$ budget what you suggested is perfect
  8. 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
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    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

    The one he suggested was An ATX this one
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-700W-Gaming-140MM-Blue-LED-Fan-Quiet-ATX-Power-Supply-PSU-12V-PCI-E-SATA-/400646805634?pt=PCA_UPS&hash=item5d48691882
  10. Here you go for the psu http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430 and get any gtx 660 and if possible a 270x or gtx 760
  11. Best answer
    Not a good Power supply Thermaltake doesn't produce many reliable supplies.

    This power supply is the same size as the one in your computer and will fir perfectly , and high quality.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $55.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 18:50 EST-0500)

    Key Features
    The Wattage you see isn’t always the wattage you get.

    Some brands tweak tests to get great wattage ratings, but in reality, they deliver much lower max wattages. Don’t be fooled by wattage tricks. Below are examples of how we guarantee our wattage.
    Continuous Power

    Wattage and heat go hand-in-hand. Other PSUs claim a certain wattage by using unrealistic testing environments like 25°C, but in real settings, they might reach much lower wattages. XFX PSUs guarantee the advertised wattage, even at well above standard operating conditions at 50°C.
    Clean Power

    Power drawn from your AC outlet is typically dirty with voltage spikes and fluctuations, which can harm vital PC components. XFX PSUs are designed to deliver tight DC voltage regulation with minimal AC ripple, giving you safer, cleaner power.
    Efficient Power Use

    80 Plus Bronze certified means that this XFX PSU has an 85% power efficiency. Compare that to non-certified PSUs, which lose at least 20% of power drawn. With the XFX PSU, get every watt you pay for.
    Extreme Heat Tested Capacitors

    Internal PC operating temperature is around 35°C but the internal PSU temperature can be much higher. XFX uses all high-quality Japanese brand capacitors rated to withstand up to 105°C. While some competitors claim to use Japanese capacitors, they may only be rated for 85°C, which can shorten the usable life of a PSU.
    Automatic Protection Sensors

    All XFX PSUs come with automatic output protection systems to protect you and your computer. This includes Total Power Protection (OPP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Over Current Protection (OCP) and Short Circuit Protection (SCP)


    http://products.xfxforce.com/en-gb/Power_Supplies/Pro_Series_550W_PSU/P1-550S-XXB9
  12. TheMohammadmo said:
    Here you go for the psu http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430 and get any gtx 660 and if possible a 270x or gtx 760

    Ill go with the Blue led one thanks anyways for your help :)
  13. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121728R
    If your going 650 get the boost Asus is the best GPU then Gigabyte.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    Please do all of us a favor and do not buy that "shark" PSU it will shall we say bite you in the ass. Pun very much intended.
    You REALLY don't wanna skimp on your PSU you might get lucky but think about it if your not getting a good current or it breaks on ya no more PC fun.
  14. A 700 watt Blue LED PSU with only 1 - 6 pin PCIE connection , tells you it's very poor quality.
  15. No dont go with the blue led one. This psu is better for your money and trust me, blackbird nows his shiz. Go with the corsair one, its cheaper and DEFINETLY more reliable. Also make sure to select best answer
  16. A 700 watt Blue LED PSU with only 1 - 6 pin PCIE connection , tells you it's very poor quality.
  17. Don't Be Surprised When Your Cheap PSU Blows Up

    all ebay has is CRAP!

    . .sorry.

    add $5 to your budget
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($175.09 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $235.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 18:55 EST-0500)

    not the best 660 but it will work,
  18. You will damage your components , using unreliable , underpowered , cheaply built power supplies.
  19. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    You will damage your components , using unreliable , underpowered , cheaply built power supplies.


    is this one a good buy then
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  20. What do you think about the cx430 though. In my opionion its perfect
  21. Get this , it's the same size as the one you will take out of your hp , and it's made by the best SEASONIC.

    5.5" x 5.9" x 3.4"


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $55.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 18:59 EST-0500)
  22. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-843591033442-CX500-Power-Supply/dp/B00HQPGNI0/ref=sr_1_85?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1392681711&sr=1-85&keywords=PSU

    Blackbird gives sound recomendations as well Im sure its a Seasonic ;) Their really good though I only go Corsair or Seasonic IMHO
  23. danscan11 said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-843591033442-CX500-Power-Supply/dp/B00HQPGNI0/ref=sr_1_85?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1392681711&sr=1-85&keywords=PSU

    Blackbird gives sound recomendations as well Im sure its a Seasonic ;) Their really good though I only go Corsair or Seasonic IMHO


    well its settled im gonna go with this one
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  24. The Corsair CX500 is cheaply made and uses poor capacitors.

    XFX , which are all SEASONIC made units , use high quality Japanese capacitors.
  25. That's the same one I posted and a very good choice.
  26. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    That's the same one I posted and a very good choice.

    as for the card this one is good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121728R
  27. With the card just make sure you have room in your hp case.
  28. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    With the card just make sure you have room in your hp case.


    yeah that will be the only thing i will need to worry about
  29. Yes , the new PSU will be fine but you will need to check the size of the card with the clearance in your case.
  30. I found another variant of the card you recommended is there really a big difference between the TI boost one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121714
  31. The ti is better.
  32. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The ti is better.


    well just bought this http://www.microcenter.com/product/427100/500_Watt_80_500_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply

    im gonna go for this card since ive seen really good reviews and videos on it
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/403019/R7770-PMD1GD5_AMD_Radeon_HD_7770_GHz_Edition_1024MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

    im not gonna play hugely intensive games with this but i can upgrade my i3 to an i5 later

    Danscan11 recommended me the card
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