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December 25, 2009 5:09:53 AM

Hi

I just finished building another system, but now I feel the need to replace its aging 500W eXtreme Power psu.

I have enough room in my budget to buy this : http://www.zaps.co.za/?pid=26625

I plan to keep this for my next upgrade, which will most likely be mid-range, and not to power hungry.


Specs:

Athlon II 620
HD 4890 Cyclone
X1 160Gig Harddrive
X1 22x DVD-WR
X3 Blue-LED 700RPM 120MM fans
2X 1gig memory sticks

Thanks in advance.

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a c 144 ) Power supply
December 25, 2009 5:21:50 AM

That's really a 500 watt class power supply. And 36 amps @ 12 volts is low for a 500 watt PSU.

What other choices do you have?
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a b ) Power supply
December 25, 2009 6:08:33 AM

If you can increase your budget upto R998 and get this one you'll be extremely satisfied.


http://www.zaps.co.za/index.php?pid=13617

This Corsair 550VX is a very good PSU with 5 year warranty.
It has enough power for your card and will easily take any current power hungry single GPU with OC.
December 25, 2009 6:42:30 AM

The Corsair listed by Shub is an excellent choice. But if the budget does not allow that much, this 500w PSU is a decent mainstream PSU at only R779:

OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO OCZ POWERWHISPER TECHNOLOGY SLI CERTIFIED 80+ CERTIFIED MODULAR 500W POWER SUPPLY FOOCZ500MXSP-EU

http://www.zaps.co.za/index.php?pid=30014

Looking at the rest of your specs, if you are using Vista or Windows 7 you should really try to see if you can stretch it to 2 x 2 GB of RAM.
December 25, 2009 5:00:05 PM

kk, thanks guys, it looks like my best bet is the OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 500W

Although, will it be a better choice than the coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W?

here: http://zaps.co.za/index.php?pid=1286

@rockyjohn PS: Yes, I will be using the remaining R200 of my budget on 2gigs of ram, as long as the OCZ 500W is better than the Coolermaster 650W.
December 25, 2009 9:16:39 PM

It is.
a b ) Power supply
December 26, 2009 3:10:06 AM

Yes.OCZ 500W is better tham CM 650W.
Notice that OCZ has near 85% efficiency and CM has 70% only.
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