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Will this PSU properly support my system's power needs?

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April 19, 2010 11:33:36 AM

Aywun 500w http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Cases-pow... My System: Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz 2gb ddr2 ram ATI radeon 4850 512mb 500gb Cavair hard drive DVD RW drive Extras such as wireless adapter card, usb ports etc thanks...and If it will not supoort it which PSU will?
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
April 19, 2010 1:30:17 PM

That's a really cheap power supply:
"Specs:
+12v1 = 15A, +12v2=7A, +5v=28A, -12v=0.5A, +3.3v=26A,+5Vsb=2.0A
230v 50~60Hz Input Voltage."

Compare the to this 500 watter:
Antec 500 watt BASIQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 4850 needs about 10 - 12 amps and the CPU will need 8 - 10 amps. That's 18 - 22 amps without the rest of your system.

Get a better PSU.
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
April 19, 2010 2:01:38 PM

I agree. You want a high quality PSU, and that certainly isn't one. Get any 500W+ unit from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone or a 600W+ from OCZ. I say a larger unit from OCZ because they're very cheap, but don't have the highest quality in the lower wattage ranges.

Also, you may want to consider getting a larger unit (like a 650W one) to keep your options open in terms of upgrades. Also, a larger, high quality unit could easily be transferred to a new build.
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