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VTX HD 7850, what compatible PSU and MOBO?

Hi,

I have just purchased a VTX HD 7850 1GB card to upgrade from my sluggish HD 6670.

I'm pretty sure that I will need to upgrade my PSU and maybe even my motherboard as I have read that it might not support a more powerful PSU and maybe even the card itself.

My current set up is:

Advent DT1411. (Small form factor, not sure exactly what it is called).
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit.
Motherboard: Foxconn H61MXL/H61MXL-K. (Expansion: 2x PCI-E x1)
Processor: Intel i5-2320 @3.0Ghz.
Graphics Card: AMD HD6670 2GB GDDR3.
RAM: 8GB (4GB + 4GB), DDR3, 1333Mhz.
HDD: 1.5TB, 7200rpm SATA.
PSU: 405W (I think?)

I am thinking of purchasing the EVGA 600B PSU http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/100-b1-0600-kr.html

But no idea of which motherboard to get.

My budget for both is around £40 (preferably cheaper if possible).

Just need a mobo that can handle these components and something that I could add on to in the future when upgrading CPU/GPU etc.

Any recommendation please?

Thanks :).
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  1. The motherboard supports the card so just the PSU is fine. The 500watt version of the EVGA would do fine.
  2. The reason I'm getting a 600w is because I plan to upgrade to a beefier card in the near future so if I just buy a good PSU now then I won't have to upgrade again later. It's not going to have a negative effect on my system will it, if I use a PSU that has too much power?

    And yeah I'm pretty sure the card will fit on the motherboard, it's just that I have read some people have had problems with this motherboard. It wouldn't surprise me as its a really cheap brand bundles together with a budget gaming pc.
  3. You can use any size in watts PSU that you want because they only have to deliver the watts that the components pull so there is no limit. The motherboard is just the basic board with the lowest ranked chipset for the board but should work fine with thosew components.
  4. Ok, but are there any well known or widely used budget motherboards that you know of?

    Like good overall quality, features and reliability all under or around the £40 mark?

    I was looking at the Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77ds3h

    It seems to have decent ratings and I heard that Gigabyte is a good brand to go with too?

    Unless you know of something better/cheaper?

    Should also mention that I prefer to go with a full ATX sized mobo as opposed to those crammed minis and maybe one with more than 2 RAM slots for upgradeability.
  5. There will be no real performance gain going with another board but the listed Gigabyte board is a fine budget board.
  6. Ok and last question. I have one of those mini tower PCs. Would all these components fit into that? Currently my PSU is top mounted too, do all PSUs fit the same or are there different sizes and stuff that I need to be aware of?
  7. Best answer
    Mini tower will only accept mATX boards not ATX, it will fit the PSU though.
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