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Should I Buy New PSU??

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January 5, 2011 1:57:48 PM

I am going to be upgrading my PC with some new hardware. I am wondering if I should get a new PSU or not. My old one is 4 years old

I have this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153029

It has 2 12v rails, one @14amp and one @ 15amp.

My new hardware,

Processor/ CPU
MotherBoard
Graphics Card
Memory/RAM

I will also have 2 250GB Sata 3G Drives and a CD/DVD Burner

Will my old power supply work or should I think about getting a better one??

The GTX460 specs say at least a 500watt PSU with 24Amp 12v rail. Is that just for the video card or the they take into account the rest of the hardware as well.

According to this Power Calulator a 550 watt PSU would be fine.



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January 5, 2011 2:09:48 PM

I was thinking I would wait and try it out, if it works great and if it blows I'll just get a new one. I just don't want to damage any other hardware.
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January 5, 2011 2:41:02 PM

faulty power supplies are the second leading cause of damaged hardware,just know that if it blows it could take your other components with it but its a gamble that you could end up regretting
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January 5, 2011 4:56:27 PM

well the 520 i posted earlier is more then enough for any single card even overclocked apart from the gtx 490/580 ati 5970/6990 so i dont see the point of getting 600 watts unless you getting one of those cards or going sli but the antec is the best value option in your selection
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January 5, 2011 5:21:15 PM

Best answer selected by Gamertech.
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January 5, 2011 5:23:04 PM

Thanks for all the help! I think I'm going to go with the Antec BP550! I like the Modular Cable System.

Thanks again!
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