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November 9, 2010 8:36:13 PM

Thanks for humoring my newb question.

I think my power supply may be going out and was wondering how to tell what power supply units are compatible with my system.

I have an:
Antec P180 Mid-Tower- 450W PSU
ASUS P5N-E motherboard LGA 775
Intel Core Duo 6600 Dual Core
Kingston HyperX 4gb (4x1)
eVGA Geforce 7600 GT KO
WD 74GB Raptor
Seagate 1TB data drive
Seagate 500gb data drive
CD/DVD combo
DVD burner
Speakers

I was thinking of going up to a 650W power supply. Used for Heavy Photoshop, listening to music, watching movies, and streaming videos on the web. How do I know what is compatible. Anyone have any recommendations for Power Supply Units?

Thank You!!!

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November 9, 2010 9:04:18 PM

any modern antec, seasonic, silverstone, enermax, corsair, or ocz will work for you. None of the hardware you listed requires a lot of power. If you don't plan on getting a power hungry video card then 400w+ is plenty for you. It will power your PC and let you install most mid-tier gaming cards.

this corsair 430w is a solid unit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 9, 2010 9:37:02 PM

Thanks rolli59 and ct1615!
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November 10, 2010 12:13:17 AM

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upgrade your video card while your at it..



malmental,

Why do you suggest upgrading my video card? Do you think I really need it for Photoshop and watching videos/streaming??

Thanks for your time!
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November 10, 2010 2:40:08 AM

its fine for those duties
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November 10, 2010 10:36:21 AM

@mal Not everyone on here is bothered about having the most powerful PC they can afford. OP asked about PSUs, not graphics card.
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