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Whats a good 600 watt powersupply?

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October 7, 2009 8:03:07 PM

Well i just recently got a e8400 and it works fine and now im looking to upgrade my video card to a 4870, 512 dd5 and in order to do this i need to upgrade my power supply.I have the original 300 watt power supply and thats not gonna cut it so what power supply should i get?100$ is my limit and would like to spend a little less if possible.......
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October 7, 2009 9:01:21 PM

+1 for the ANTEC.
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October 7, 2009 10:09:37 PM

denoc9 said:
Well i just recently got a e8400 and it works fine and now im looking to upgrade my video card to a 4870, 512 dd5 and in order to do this i need to upgrade my power supply.I have the original 300 watt power supply and thats not gonna cut it so what power supply should i get?100$ is my limit and would like to spend a little less if possible.......

Got any plans to add a second card ? if so, the Antec mentioned above would be the right choice, if not , a 500 watt unit would be plenty, and save you more cash
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2009 10:42:55 PM

To be honest, stick to a reliable brand and you should be fine. Anything over 500 should satisfy your needs, may even be overkill. Doesn't hurt to round up though just to be safe.

But best word of advice, "stick to a reliable brand".
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October 8, 2009 12:48:16 AM

+1 Corsair
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October 8, 2009 2:06:01 AM

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 500 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 4770, 5850, and 5870 cards which use a little less power due to their energy efficiency.

Before purchasing a new psu you will need to decide whether you will eventually have a pc with one or two video cards.

Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonsic are some of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units.

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October 8, 2009 2:48:53 AM

Antec HX series or Antec Signature series are my choices but those ain't happenin at 600 or more watts within your budget, so I'd go for this one:

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

Nice price at $89 bucks (reg. $139) .... $30 off and $20 rebate.
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October 8, 2009 3:01:20 AM

well ty everyone you all been very help full and i did read everyone messages but im going with the Antec TruePower New TP-650.Gives me alote of options and i like that and looking at all these prices it seem's best for me.Thank you all so much!You've been very understanding to my noobness ;D
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October 8, 2009 3:02:46 AM

Jack - You need to check the sale pages. The Corsair VX550 is a much better deal. Currently available for $89.99 and free shipping. Plus there is a $30.00 mail in rebate which makes the final price $59.99. Very nice deal:

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

denoc9 - At a final price of 59.99 you'll be $40.01 under your $100.00 limit and you will have an excellent high quality power supply for your system. It doesn't get much better than that.

Here is a link to an excellentg technical review:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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October 8, 2009 3:51:26 AM

My bro is using a PCP&C 610 on a Q6600 O/C'd to 3.0GHz 4GB DDR2-1066 and a GTX285 card and it is flawless!
More then enough power at almost 60 Amps on the 12V rail.....
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October 8, 2009 4:06:48 AM

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

This is the one I'm using. It's actually a 650 watt but it's got tons of AMPS on four 12V rails. Should be plenty of power for most setups unless you plan on X-fire or SLI'ing more power hungry cards. It will handle a 4870 with ease, as it's running my 5870 flawlessly. Not a bad price being modular, powerful, and has tons of good ratings. Just my two cents. I'm a xigmatek fan from now on.
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