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Upgrading my GPU and need to know what power supply I need

I'm upgrading my GPU from a Nvidia GeForce GT 640 to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960, and I don't think my power supply has the pins that I need, or enough power. I need to know what power supply I would need in order to install my GTX 960.

My current power supply is from the IP-S series and the model number is CQ2.
Here is a link to the PSU I have:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1032112-REG/in_win_ip_s450cq2_0_g_t_retail_450w_atx_power_supply.html

Please help soon, I need to know how much money I need to get to buy the right things, it would really suck to get the GPU and then not be able to install it because of my PSU.

Thanks
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  1. Get something from Seasonic, XFX, Antec, Super Flower, Rosewill Capstone, or EVGA's B2 series in the 450-550w range
  2. I good 450 watt power supply will output 444 watts on the +12 volt rail.

    The thing you linked only gives 360 watts on the +12 volt rail.

    This is the label that is on the side of a Seasonic 450 watt power supply:

    By comparison, this is a Seasonic 360 watt unit:



    So that thing you linked is really a 360 watt unit but with a 450 watt sticker on it. I would not pay 5 cents for that thing,
  3. CTurbo said:
    Get something from Seasonic, XFX, Anyec, Super Flower, Rosewill Capstone, or EVGA's B2 series in the 450-550w range


    http://www.amazon.com/FirePower-Fatal1ty-Semi-Modular-formerly-Cooling/dp/B001MTYS06/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1441171540&sr=1-5&keywords=antec+power+supply+550W
    Will this work good?
  4. MarkW said:
    I good 450 watt power supply will output 444 watts on the +12 volt rail.

    The thing you linked only gives 360 watts on the +12 volt rail.

    This is the label that is on the side of a Seasonic 450 watt power supply:

    By comparison, this is a Seasonic 360 watt unit:



    So that thing you linked is really a 360 watt unit but with a 450 watt sticker on it. I would not pay 5 cents for that thing,


    http://www.amazon.com/FirePower-Fatal1ty-Semi-Modular-formerly-Cooling/dp/B001MTYS06/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1441171540&sr=1-5&keywords=antec+power+supply+550W
    I picked this from the suggestions turbo gave me, will it work fine?
  5. Best answer
    FirePower Fatal1ty is on our Power Supply List as Tier 4 of 5. Not suitable for any gaming system.

    We recommend that you only buy power supplies ranked as Tier 1 or Tier 2 on that list.

    I am going to link 3 Seasonic power supplies. These are very well made power supplies, and the top one beats the price of that Tier 4 unit you just linked.

    SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.99 - 10% off promo = $52.20 Promo good till Sept 7

    SeaSonic M12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 - 10% off promo = $59.40 Promo good till Sept 7

    SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 - 10% off promo = $62.10 Promo good till Sept 7
  6. MarkW said:
    FirePower Fatal1ty is on our Power Supply List as Tier 4 of 5. Not suitable for any gaming system.

    We recommend that you only buy power supplies ranked as Tier 1 or Tier 2 on that list.

    I am going to link 3 Seasonic power supplies. These are very well made power supplies, and the top one beats the price of that Tier 4 unit you just linked.

    SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.99 - 10% off promo = $52.20 Promo good till Sept 7

    SeaSonic M12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 - 10% off promo = $59.40 Promo good till Sept 7

    SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 - 10% off promo = $62.10 Promo good till Sept 7


    thanks dude im going to get the one on the top and an msi gtx 960 got some things in my amazon wishlist, ordering them this weekend. Can't wait to get my desktop upgraded, I knew my desktop wasn't amazing but this will definitely help. Thanks again
  7. lol how did you manage to pick a Firepower Craptalat1ty psu from the suggestion I gave you???

    Quote:
    Get something from Seasonic, XFX, Antec, Super Flower, Rosewill Capstone, or EVGA's B2 series in the 450-550w range


    I should be offended! haha
  8. risenSHADOW said:
    Thanks dude im going to get the one on the top and an msi gtx 960 got some things in my amazon wishlist, ordering them this weekend. Can't wait to get my desktop upgraded, I knew my desktop wasn't amazing but this will definitely help. Thanks again


    The links I used are at pcpartpicker.com. They show the lowest price out of a pretty large group of vendors. Amazon is one of the vendors *sometimes*. I did not check to see what the Amazon price was on those units. I am Amazon Prime member, so most of my hardware does come from them now. But to get the prices I listed, you should use the link I used above, and then click the buy button which will then take you to the site those prices come from.

    Glad I could help you out. :)
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