Buying a new PSU

Hello, I am completely new to swapping out PSUs and this is the first time I have ever looked into purchasing one and swapping it on my own. I am looking to get a little advice into the best PSU I should get and for the best price. I am looking for a 400w PSU hopefully under the 30 dollar range after rebate, 50 before. My chasis is an Acer Aspire M3202 that I have included an image of below:

I have VERY little knowledge regarding anything about PSUs, I just require a 400w one to power my new graphics card. (I currently have 250w)

I have checked inside the case for the PSUs model number only to find it didn't have one, and I can't find any more information on it digging the internet. If there is any more information that you need that I am able to provide just let me know. Also, I am currently residing in Canada, so if you could provide any links to Canadian products it would be greatly appreciated! :D

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  1. What card do you need to power?

    This EA380D falls into your price range and is significantly better than your average 400W PSU.
  2. Thanks for the reply.

    I'm looking to power a Radeon HD 5670, but could use the upgrade for anything in the future as well.
  3. The EA380D will handle a 5670 fine, but if you expect you might want to reuse the PSU in the future for a more powerful card it might be better to put a bit more into it now rather than getting another one in a few years. A good 550W unit will cost you more, but will run any single GPU card for at least 5 years from now, so you might want to consider a bit more for the S12II 520W, but the EA380D will handle your 5670 for now.

    Edit: Just discovered the EA380D doesnt have a rebate on, so the Corsair 430CX might be a better pick, its not quite as nice but will still handle a 5670 fine
  4. Thanks for your help! I will definitely look into those.
  5. Does anyone have a good psu installation guide for him? ill look.
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