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September 4, 2009 9:00:44 AM

im about to upgrade my pc and i need to know if my psu is enough to handle it without any performance drop

this is what im getting:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i also have already:
one cd/dvd drive
one hard drive
VID CARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

THIS IS THE POWER SUPPLY I HAVE RIGHT NOW:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so is this enough? if not how much watts do i need?

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a c 144 ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 9:15:46 AM

Should do.

I'd be happier with a more powerful unit, something like an Antec 650 Earthwatts, for example. I like to run my PSU's at no more than 50 - 60% of capacity.
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 9:17:29 AM

EDIT: Dint refresh...
^ That PSU is enough...But I think you would require an PCIe power adaptor...

And as for the graphics card, for less you could have got XFX HD 4870 1GB...
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September 4, 2009 9:20:30 AM

mine has a pcie connector
September 4, 2009 9:21:30 AM

o wait the cpu power is 8 pin? didnt realize that, i guess ill get a new psu lol
September 4, 2009 9:28:43 AM

my psu has a 6pin, i alrdy have the vid card runnin and stuff, im talkin about look at the cpu power thing, its 8slots instead of 4, so what do i do?
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 9:36:58 AM

^ My bad I dint notice that properly and mistook it for the 6 Pin...
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 9:51:34 AM

If your PSU has that 4 pin connector, then it might work...
But I feel that the Molex to 8pin is better if you want to overclock the CPU as it would give more power than that 4 pin...
September 4, 2009 9:52:55 AM

well isnt it all drawing power form the same place anyways? and that 4 pin is the normal 4pic cpu connector, it just makes it a 8 pin.
a c 105 ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 10:00:15 AM

You probably only need to plug in four of the eight pins. The mobo manual will say which ones.
Your PSU should be sufficient, although it is an older, inefficient design. The giveaway is the little red voltage switch. To my mind, those are actually little red warning flags not to buy them; you already have it though.
September 4, 2009 10:11:51 AM

jela500 said:
well isnt it all drawing power form the same place anyways? and that 4 pin is the normal 4pic cpu connector, it just makes it a 8 pin.


Check the pin-out of the connector... You are correct, in that the power all comes from the same place, problem is the difference between your molex and an 8 pin molex are quite different. Gkay's solution is a lot cheaper than buying a new PSU, and should work.

Personally, I'd get a new PSU. Antec makes some good units in the 650W range, as does Corsair, either would be a good unit at a fairly reasonable cost.
September 4, 2009 10:13:50 AM

ya i think ill get the converter, and then in a lil bit ill get a new psu
September 4, 2009 10:29:33 AM

Your current PSU is probably enough, if it's not, go for the Corsair VX450W, no need for 650W with your system.
September 4, 2009 5:27:57 PM

Gulli said:
Your current PSU is probably enough, if it's not, go for the Corsair VX450W, no need for 650W with your system.

+1, 500 watts should be more than plenty. in general people buy psus that are way overkill for their system. it seems the thought that if some is good more is better prevails over buying a properly sizes psu.
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