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What is the best power supply unit for amd x2 5000?

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November 16, 2009 3:21:02 AM

what is the best power supply unit for amd x2 5000? Is there any prescribed power supply for every different processors and motherboard?
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November 16, 2009 10:31:31 AM

No. There are recommended brands. I prefer Corsair and Antec. Other than that, the power needs of the complete system, not just the CPU, determines the size of the power supply.

In general, a "typical" system (two or three drives and a single video card) needs less than 500 watts.
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November 16, 2009 12:24:32 PM

Yeah jsc basically said it. I really depends what else you are running, I mean if you have that cpu using onboard graphics 1 optical drive and one hard drive you could run a 300 watt psu all day, but if you are using a discrete graphics card a couple of hard drives and optical drives, overclocking, SLi, CFx, etc. you could need anything from 500w to 1000w.

So to answer your question... Tell us what else you want to run in the system.
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November 17, 2009 12:47:06 PM

thanks for the response people!! i really appreciate it. well i've got a graphics card (1gb nvidia geforce 8500gt), a dvd writer, 1 hard drive and i plan to buy another hard drive. I'm using this computer for graphic designing, video editing and gaming, i use it almost 24/7. so this means i should get a 1000w psu?
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November 17, 2009 1:07:49 PM

No, you do not need a 1,000 watt power supply for a system with one 8500GT video card. A 1,000 watt power supply is designed for a seriously overclocked gaming system with multiple video cards. Your power requirements don't even come close to a high end gaming system like that.

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made.

Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are brands with a reputation for high quality. They consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are stable, reliable, and come with a 5 year warranty.

The Corsair VX550 would be a good choice:

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

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November 18, 2009 2:00:00 PM

thanks! i got all the info i need!
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