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HD 5750 300W or 450W

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April 12, 2010 4:54:02 PM


Hello, I got only these two options
1st my rig is a Q8200 + 2gb DDR2 + 500GB SATA hard + DVD WRITER

My current PSU

http://i43.tinypic.com/wbuvja.jpg


Can it handle it or should I go for this Mercury 450W

http://gamer.lk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5037.0;attach=4865;image

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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2010 6:30:44 PM

The PSU is way too weak.

Are you buying that Mercury 450watt? It's better, but not by much.

Go for it if it's free. If it costs money, you can get much better PSUs for $40.
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2010 6:45:19 PM

Don't get that Mercury PSU.
They aren't very good quality units.

What is your budget for the PSU?
How long do you wanna keep it?


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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2010 7:22:07 PM

You have a Forton and it's good enough, your rig will consume 228 watts according to this (I added the video card, 2 120 mm fans and another 2 sticks of RAM):

http://thermaltake.outervision.com/

Fortron >> Mercury
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 12, 2010 8:05:36 PM

Plug your CPU into your 13a @ 12v line, and your GPU into your 8a @ 12v line. The HD5750 will run just fine.


The HD5750 never realistically (Gaming) uses 60Watts, as Furmark is the ultimate GPU stresstest.
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April 13, 2010 4:12:09 AM

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April 13, 2010 7:11:16 AM

shadow187 said:
Plug your CPU into your 13a @ 12v line, and your GPU into your 8a @ 12v line. The HD5750 will run just fine.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/video/radeon-hd5770-hd5750/5700_powerfur.png

The HD5750 never realistically (Gaming) uses 60Watts, as Furmark is the ultimate GPU stresstest.


One thing I have to add....actually speaking I have a generic 300w psu here....My friend is selling his FSP 300W PSU for cheap cuz he is in need of money(only 20$)...The mercury one can be bought for around 15$ whats the best bet?
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2010 9:17:11 AM

^How many Rupees exactly(If you're an Indian)?

Don't go for a second hand PSU.

Get a new one for your PC since you are investing in new parts...

Tell me your budget...
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2010 9:34:13 AM

He is indian or atleast if not exactly a neighbour. Thats for sure,
Reasons: These PSU are used in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The rest of the world has more options.....lol
Not that we don't have options here but going in for anything higher than the standard 450Watt PSU that is available here for 450Rs. (INR) which is 10$ (US) lol
If you plan to use anything other than what you have specified, I'd suggest you go for the PSU's ranging from 3000Rs. to 10000Rs (INR)
I know thats a bit steep for a PSU but , if you want to game...... it certainly is not that cheap here.
I have a HAF932, 900Watt PSU by Tagan, 3.5 TB HDD, Blu Ray Drive (ASUS) , MSi GD70 Mobo , Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3, Corsair H5O on a PhenomII 965BE, with Two 5770 Cards....... Crossfired, with 2X 24 Inche HD Benq Displays.....
And the whole rig has cost me approximately 1,50,000RS. thats about 3333$.
So you see it's not that simple , and this whole thing was made by me, had I got it made outside from one of the grey market vendors or from the branded guys, it's have cost me twice as much.....
So I guess, you see the difference is awesome.
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April 13, 2010 9:48:28 AM

shubham1401 said:
^How many Rupees exactly(If you're an Indian)?

Don't go for a second hand PSU.

Get a new one for your PC since you are investing in new parts...

Tell me your budget...


I am from Sri LAnka bro...Max budget is like 20$....However my friend has been using that FSP 300W for only about 6 months...Will the Mercury one be better? or should I buy the FSP one from friend?
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2010 9:57:56 AM

What's an FSP??????
Mercury will be better since it's a 450 Watt PSU, and it has a 1year Warranty I guess, so you shouldn't have a problem.
But all this is only if you're having problems with your present PSU.
If it's working fine, don't change it......
Like they say, "If it ain't broken, there no need to fix it"
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2010 10:09:10 AM

FSP is a much better brand. I don't trust Mercury.
Stick to that FSP PSU if there is no other option.

If you can spend a little more then get a Corsair 400CX which is good quality 400W PSU.

Which brands are available?


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April 13, 2010 10:20:13 AM

shubham1401 said:
FSP is a much better brand. I don't trust Mercury.
Stick to that FSP PSU if there is no other option.

If you can spend a little more then get a Corsair 400CX which is good quality 400W PSU.

Which brands are available?


Even if the 450W mercury psu is cheap cant it supply even 260W? PSU calculators show that my rig consumes 253W when in 100% load...
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2010 10:44:38 AM

It will supply 260W But the main problem is "How long will it supply those watts?"

These PSU can't sustain their rated wattage for too long.
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April 13, 2010 10:49:59 AM

then it looks like the FSP is the best bet....I think the wattage maybe even lower when gaming (as the first guys said).....Wont there be a prob with the FSP PSU since I will be using wattage that is pretty close to 300
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