Yesterday i unknowingly purchased a pc chassis which includes a PSU which is (420W peak)350watts. It says 12v1&12v2=276W. Will it run my system? if not how many watts do i need? Also what do you think about the system My newly purchased system is as follows: Asus P5Q-E, E8400, 9500GT, 2x2 4GB 1066DDR2 ram, 2x750GB (7200RPM)HDD on raid0 and 1x 1TB (7200RPM)HDD with more hdd to be added. ps: i dont intend to oc. As i already purchased everything i need quick responses to be able to return these goods. thanks in advance!!
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IMO, would of chosen a 4670 but,
depending on the brand of the psu,
What psu do you exactly have? Some 350w will run as much as a onboard system, some will run a descent low grade card.
like full metal said, it depends on the brand. i wouldn't use it unless it a normal name brand like corsair. usually those psu's that come in the box with a case are junk. if i were you i wouldn't use it. the last thing you want to have happen is a junk psu fries the rest of your components.
I like the 400cx Pick for that typical card better. Doesn't need much else, unless he's going to upgrade the card soon, I wouldnt go anymore than a 400cx.
You dont really need 550, even 450 or 500 will be way more power than you need. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341016 Reasonably inexpensive PSU from a good brand, then just pick a case that you like the looks of.
With 450 being the peak value?
no, OCZ, antec, corsair, seasonic, PC power & cooling, and a few others will NEVER rate a PSU at peak, any halfway decent PSU will be rated at continuous power which is what you really want, those that rate at peak tend to fail PSU reviews miserably.
unfortunately my options are: AOPEN BIEN BROSS COOLDRIVE COOLER MASTER GIGABYTE MANHATTAN SILVERSTONE THERMALTAKE
there are a few retailers i can buy from and this is the list. Any suggestions on those?
Cooler master makes some pretty good ones, there are better brands but with your options its pretty good.