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Need help with picking the perfect GFX card and PSU for my Computer

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February 17, 2014 3:29:55 PM

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
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February 17, 2014 3:37:54 PM

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?

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February 17, 2014 3:39:12 PM

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.
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February 17, 2014 3:40:49 PM

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.
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February 17, 2014 3:41:22 PM

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
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February 17, 2014 3:42:03 PM

I would only recommend decent quality hardware.
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February 17, 2014 3:42:11 PM

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
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February 17, 2014 3:42:45 PM

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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February 17, 2014 3:46:22 PM

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-...

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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 3:50:56 PM

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_S...
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February 17, 2014 3:53:25 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If your going 650 get the boost Asus is the best GPU then Gigabyte.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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February 17, 2014 3:53:35 PM

A 700 watt Blue LED PSU with only 1 - 6 pin PCIE connection , tells you it's very poor quality.
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February 17, 2014 3:53:41 PM

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
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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 3:54:09 PM

A 700 watt Blue LED PSU with only 1 - 6 pin PCIE connection , tells you it's very poor quality.
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February 17, 2014 3:54:53 PM

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,
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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 3:56:52 PM

You will damage your components , using unreliable , underpowered , cheaply built power supplies.

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February 17, 2014 3:59:09 PM

What do you think about the cx430 though. In my opionion its perfect
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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 4:06:56 PM

The Corsair CX500 is cheaply made and uses poor capacitors.

XFX , which are all SEASONIC made units , use high quality Japanese capacitors.
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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 4:07:42 PM

That's the same one I posted and a very good choice.
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February 17, 2014 4:16:50 PM

With the card just make sure you have room in your hp case.
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February 17, 2014 4:23:45 PM

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
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a c 2288 ) Power supply
February 17, 2014 4:27:28 PM

Yes , the new PSU will be fine but you will need to check the size of the card with the clearance in your case.
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February 17, 2014 5:48:22 PM

The ti is better.
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