Buyer Remorse or Upgrading Fear, PSU in Question

This is my first upgrading project, taking my nearly 5 year old PC and adding a new video card, 500W psu, and 2Gbs of memory (that will come later). I love really think I made the right choice on the video card but the power supply is the one in question. My first choice was a 30 dollar Hec Compucase for 30 bucks but I went against fearing it was too cheap. Then I picked out a nice Rosewill one for 50 bucks but sadly it was sold out this morning. So I picked middle of the ground, and got a Apevia 500W PSU for 40 bucks with free shipping. The reviews were very middle of the road but with a lot of reviews on Newegg, you have to take them with a grain of salt. My budget won't permit me to go higher than 50 bucks because I want to save money for my first build. I know about the price of quality but I want to extend the life my media center PC for a few more years. Anyway, here is the link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027

Let me know what's going on.
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  1. All of the PSU's you've listed, including the one you bought, are garbage. Cancel the order an buy a different one.

    These two are excellent psu's and fit your budget.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703017
  2. I would suggest this Atec that has free shipping. It is a very good PSU for the price.
  3. What Video card did you buy?

    In your price range this is one of the best Power Supply's on the market
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
  4. I can't cancel it, they already charged me, I bought it this morning and it already on its way now.

    knotknut, that PSU you told me about isn't enough watts for my video card

    I kinda wished I had waited now. Yet, I have been putting this off for months and years now and was in bit of a hurry.

    I am planning on putting it in an old PC I was saving for spare parts. I will monitor it before I use on my media center.

    Here's the card I picked out
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102829
  5. If you already purchased a video card and a power supply, then what is your question?

    A single 4650 video only uses about 90 watts at full load. Amperage should be pretty low too. The 4650 is not a power hungry video card.

    The Corsair 400 watt power supply mentioned by Knotknut has a +12volt rail rated at 30 amps. That is more than enough to power your system and it comes with a 5 year warranty.
  6. JohnnyLucky said:
    If you already purchased a video card and a power supply, then what is your question?

    A single 4650 video only uses about 90 watts at full load. Amperage should be pretty low too. The 4650 is not a power hungry video card.

    The Corsair 400 watt power supply mentioned by Knotknut has a +12volt rail rated at 30 amps. That is more than enough to power your system and it comes with a 5 year warranty.


    I'm just feeling Buyer's Remorse for the PSU after all these bad things I hear about it from the reviews but I read the same about it before and decided to get it anyway. I guess after I paid for it, the bad reviews carried more weight and I got scared.

    I normally don't get this way when I buy stuff. It just when it is my first upgrade project, I got frightened.
  7. Stick it in there, plug her in and what is the worst that can happen?? House burns down!!!


    Just messing with you, you should be fine, lol.
  8. medjohnson77 said:
    Stick it in there, plug her in and what is the worst that can happen?? House burns down!!!


    Just messing with you, you should be fine, lol.


    I doubt that will happen either, lol. Yet, I will be prepared tho. I will test it out on a spare parts PC I was given. If it fries, it doesn't take my Media Center with it.
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