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February 20, 2010 7:35:06 AM

My computer has

Mobo : Intel DG33FB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
RAM: 2 Gib
Graphics Card: XFX 9800 GT

2x 7200 RPM Hard Disks
2x Sata DVD RW Drives

I had a power supply but i think it does not give enough amperes

So i am looking to buy a new PSU


I have two PSUs in my mind

Tagan 500W Modular Power Supply BZ50

Cooler Master Silent Pro M500 500W PSU

Is it a good choice(especially the Cooler Master??)

Or do i need > 500 W??

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February 20, 2010 8:32:19 AM

You won't need more than 500W, but that would be cutting it thin. Some people prefer to keep some headroom, but you say you don't want to upgrade, so I guess 500W is perfect for you. I would recommend the Cooler Master Silent Pro, out of those two. It would work perfectly.
February 20, 2010 9:52:33 AM

I can go for a Cooler Master M600. Actually i had a power supply which was 600W but not from a great manufacturer.

I was running 8800 GT+Q6600 fine on it.

One day my card failed and i got it replaced by 9800 GT and the card does not give display(The fan on card runs). Not even BIOS is seen

I confirmed that the card works by using it in my friend's machine

So this time i am not wasting money on a PSU.

Please suggest a PSU WITH sufficient headroom
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February 20, 2010 10:02:59 AM

I dont recomend u a coolermaster psu, They dont have very good psu's! You just look one from CORSAIR or SEASONIC

Take a look at this!:

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Compatible with Core i7

And this will be enuf for ur pc !

EDIT: I think this will perform better than the CM600 Wat PSU!
Or if u need a cheaper one ,go for cm!
February 20, 2010 3:27:22 PM

How about a Corsair VX 500 W??? I think i am gonna buy that
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February 20, 2010 6:40:31 PM

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.

A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps.

In addition the power supply should be at least 80+ Bronze certified for energy efficiency. There are some models available which have achieved 80+ Silver and 80+ Gold Certifications.

Corsair and Seasonic are two 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. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the Antec Earthwatts series which is a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.
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February 20, 2010 6:50:00 PM

I dont think corsair makes a VX 500? The corsair 450vx would be an excellent choice however.

You could also run it with the cheaper corsair 400cx if you wanted to save money. (but its less efficient).

I would not recommend coolermaster and dont know much about Tagan. Anything from Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair would be good.
February 20, 2010 11:36:18 PM

I am sorry. Corsair 500 VX was a typo. Its 550 VX. I think i am going with it
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February 20, 2010 11:42:57 PM

Corsair VX550 or Antec EA-500 (latter saves ya 415 and rebate hassle but both great PSu's)

Antec gets a 9.5 performance rating for $70

Corsair VX500 gets a 9.5 performance rating for $95 w/ $10 MIR

As for Coolermaster...seeing some nice reviews

Coolermaster Silent Pro M600

Coolermaster UCP 700W
February 21, 2010 1:29:25 AM

vivek4020 said:
I am sorry. Corsair 500 VX was a typo. Its 550 VX. I think i am going with it

Ok if u have the money to buy a CORSAIR VX550,Go for it and it will be the best PSU for u,

Where r u from?
February 21, 2010 1:42:23 AM

Thanks a lot to all the people who replied.

I am buying a Corsair 550 VX

It was my first time on Toms Hardware and the experience was awesome

Once again thanks to everyone who replied