Alrite, yes i know this question is asked a lot, but i also know that every power supply is different, and every build as well, so. . .
I have a Thermaltake Silent Purepower 480W PSU.
My current build is housed in a case with 8 fans (thats including the CPU fan) all at 10cm diameter. It has a generic DVD drive, one 500GB HDD, and one 1TB HDD. It has a GA-g41m-es2l mobo, and a pentuim e5200 @ 3.3Ghz (OC'd, but no voltage increase compared to standard).
Now heres the question:
I have a 8400GT gfx card, being replaced with an ATI HD5770. Now, the power supply has no 6-pin connector for PCI-e cards (which i need).
Will my power supply cope with installing this card, and do i get an adapter for the gfx card; OR should i just buy a new PSU?
Will those PSU's take upgrading? Im gonna be upgrading my sytem sometime in the future and i dont wanna buy a new PSU again.
Would it be wise to get something above 550W (like 750W) or wont I really need that if the rails have enough amps?
Of those PSUs, the only ones I'd trust are the Antec and Corsair. How much wattage you need will depend on what your system has in it when your upgrading is done.
I'd get either an Antec Truepower or Corsair HX; 650W for any single video card, and 750W if you plan to run multiple GPUs. If you don't mind forsaking modular cables, Antec Earthwatts are also good, or Corsair TX.
@zipzoom: Sorry, didnt realise that it makes any difference what so ever on whether i should get a new PSU or not, thats why i didnt say earlier. I dont expect you to read my mind and know that. Location for me just affects price, not whether my parts are outdated or which parts i should look at getting.
It is really old, by the way. About 4 years now, i think.
And those prices come from just one shop i know with cheaper parts and a shop front, not just internet based. I dont care if my parts come from somewhere else as long as their cheap and good quality.
Its thermaltake, not no-name, but yes, its still old.
Anyways, either tomorrow (which its 6pm friday here when i post this, so i hope someone replies before i leave ) or in three days time (less likely than tomorrow ), im going to buy one, thats for sure, probably from that shop i got the prices from.
I really want a 750W to cover for expansion.
Antec Truepower vs. Corsair HX
Which is it?
And if someone posts me a link for a better price/part before then, i guess i'll have to think about it.