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December 22, 2010 5:47:27 PM

Hi I just bought a evga geforce gts450 and don't know what kind of psu i should get. What kind of recommendations do u guys have.

My system is:
AMD Phenom 9650 quad-core 2.3 GHZ
8 GB of ram PC2-6400
750 GB HDD 7200 rpm
300w psu

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December 22, 2010 6:48:38 PM

al360ex said:
Hello,

I'd get at least a 600w PSU.
In order from best to "worst":

SeaSonic X650 Gold
Corsair 650HX
Corsair 650TX
Antec TP-650

Hope this helps !
al360ex



yes that definitely helps thank you, but is there anyway I can get away with something a bit cheaper like around $60 range? I'm only gonna use that 1 video card and not gonna upgrade for a long time. I want something that will run my system good and my video card but not take a whole lot out of my wallet.

Thanks,
arizonachris
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December 22, 2010 7:02:14 PM

You do not need a 600W PSU for that card. Based on my assumptions about fans and other minor details, the PSU calculator at http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine suggests that 330W would be sufficient. For future expansion, I would suggest that 500W-550W would be enough, but if you aren't planning to expand this one again (after all, it IS an old CPU and socket), you would be perfectly satisfied by a 380W Antec Earthwatts for just $45.
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December 22, 2010 7:10:03 PM

Right. A GTS450 needs, at most, about 9 amps. A good 400 - 450 watt PSU would leave you with a comfortable reserve.
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December 22, 2010 7:48:36 PM

Thanks for the help everybody, going to frys now to buy my PSU now :) 
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December 22, 2010 10:47:08 PM

delluser1 said:
All good power supplies, but how does your ranking system work ?


I read some reviews, look what protection each offers, warranty (customer service), the efficiency and the overall quality of it.
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December 23, 2010 10:04:18 PM

Best answer selected by arizonachris.
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December 23, 2010 10:06:05 PM

bought an Antec 430w basiq, graphics look beautiful thanks again peeps
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