Hi, i am in the works of purchasing a new graphics card EVGA GTS 250 and Im wondering if a RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply will be able to take the load without dieing/ taking other components with it...i know that the raidmax is not known to be a particulaly reliable Psu company but i just want to know if it will take the load without going boom. My current build is:
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ / 3.0 GHz
-3gigs DDR2 (2 stock, 1 purchased)
-500 GB Western Digital HD
-stock gateway motherboard micro atx (not highend at all but it does the job).
-asus Geforce 8500gt (upgrading to gts 250)
-stock 400w PSU (upgrading to at least a 600w PSU
The power ratings for the raidamax read as +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@22A, +12V2@22A, -12V@0.5A ,+5VSB@2.0A.
To be perfectly honest i'm new as far as upgrading an building pc's and as you can probably see , i got this as a pre-built (yeah, don't flame me). Im just hoping to make a little more powerful with a gts 250 and new PSU . Note: so far with this 400w PSU there have been zero power issure (not really surprised there.)
Actually no, I don't have the raidmax right this second but i have a friend who has one waiting for me for free, the reason for possibly using it (its brand new). To answer your question, I think on newegg they run about 70$-80$.
Getting it for free makes it worth while to use it. If you were looking to spend $50 plus shipping on a PSU we probably would have suggested something like: Corsair 450VX or OCZ SteathXStream 500 that have free shipping.
If you are postive that you will be using just a single video card, then a high quality power supply in the 500 to 550 watt range will meet or exceed your needs. A good choice would be the Corsair VX 550. It can handle any single video card made and then some. Another good choice would be the Antec Earthwatts EA-500.
If you were a hardcore gamer into serious overclocking and mutiple power hungry video cards, then it would be a different matter.