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Recommended PSU for a GTX 460

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August 6, 2010 3:30:10 PM

I am looking to upgrade my PSU to support my new graphics card. The card requires 450 Watts. My PSU that I currently have is a standard size ATX PSU (5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4").

Can someone recommend a specific PSU to me that will provide enough energy? I've been having a hard time finding one that I can use, the one I have been looking at was the Corsair VX450 but after a bit more reading I found out that it emits a noticeable squeal, when not under load.


My Specs:
HP Pavillion 6350z Desktop
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AMD Phenom II X4 820
2 Sticks of DDR3 RAM
1 7200 RPM Harddrive
An HP DVD/CD-ROM
nVidia GTX 460 786MB (being installed soon)
300W PSU (Being Replaced)
August 6, 2010 3:34:16 PM

The Corsair TX650 should be fairly cheap and will provide you with a ton of headroom. Or an Antec. If your on a tight budget maybe a 500-550.
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August 7, 2010 3:46:28 AM

Petey1013 said:
The Corsair TX650 should be fairly cheap and will provide you with a ton of headroom. Or an Antec. If your on a tight budget maybe a 500-550.

What about the Rosewill RD500-2DB 500W?
Also is a modular PSU more desirable than a non-modular?
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August 7, 2010 3:58:10 AM

A modular PSU gives you extra options for keeping a case neat. There are no performance advantages.
I can't find any reviews on the Rosewill RD500-2DB that give a clue to it's quality and ability to perform well.
And the Rosewill RD500-2DB looks to have slightly less power on the 12V1 and 12V2.

Rosewill RD500-2DB

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP
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August 7, 2010 4:03:19 AM

do you have a budget for the PSU?
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August 7, 2010 2:21:04 PM

ct1615 said:
do you have a budget for the PSU?

Yeah, I don't want to stray too far from $75, I only want a replacement to power a GTX 460 but I don't want to go with a crappy brand.
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August 7, 2010 3:33:44 PM

I looked at everyone's posts, very good units they are, but in the end I had to go back to Corsair for the size. My case has a vent right next to the PSU which would be blocked if I got a PSU bigger than the one I have now.

I really appreciate the help given though, thank you.
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August 7, 2010 5:05:12 PM

I think you're making a good choice.
Out of the 434 customer reviews on NewEgg only 4 had an issue with squealing noises and they all got a RMA approved for a replacement.
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August 7, 2010 6:09:20 PM

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