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February 11, 2011 3:28:17 AM

My system needs a new power supply and maybe more. It was my first system I built from scratch and it seems to be getting a little rusty so if anyone could help me in determining what I will need to fix or better advance my system, your thoughts would be gladly appreciated.

my system specs are below.. I have 8GB DDR3 and the ATI 5570 GPU, all the rest is in the summery report i got form Everest.



Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
DirectX DirectX 11.0

Motherboard:
CPU Type QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 965, 3415 MHz (17 x 201)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P (2 PCI, 4 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset AMD 770, AMD K10
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: Patriot Memory 1333LL Series 2 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-18 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM2: Patriot Memory 1333LL Series [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM3: A-Data [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM4: Kingston 9905458-009.A00LF [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Award Modular (11/18/09)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series (1024 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series (1024 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 5570 (Redwood)
Monitor LG W1952 (Digital) [19" LCD] (1812133484)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI Redwood/Madison - High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888/1200 @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Lexar JD FireFly USB Device (3 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 ATA Device (232 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) [ TRIAL VERSION ]
D: (NTFS) 465.6 GB (335.6 GB free)
Total Size [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address 6C-F0-49-0C-64-60
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10.0 [ TRIAL VERSION ])

Peripherals:
Printer \\CHRISTYWITHERS\Canon MP240 series Printer
Printer Canon MP240 series Printer
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
FireWire Controller Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 1394A-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer Controller (PHY: TI TSB43AB23)
USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB750 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB750 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
DMI BIOS Version F5
DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI System Product GA-MA770T-UD3P
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI System UUID [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Motherboard Product GA-MA770T-UD3P
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Asset Tag [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 0

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a c 1175 ) Power supply
February 11, 2011 4:19:17 AM

What is the make and model of your current power supply unit?

What is your budget?

What is the primary use for your computer?
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February 11, 2011 11:41:43 AM

my budget is about $1k and its a 450Watt atm. I do a lot of gaming like WoW and others mmos
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a c 164 ) Power supply
February 11, 2011 11:49:18 AM

an antec 380w will run that just fine for around $40, the 5570 hardly draws much power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would suggest a new video card upgrade if you want better game performance. the 5570 is really a basic entry level gaming card. you can then select a new PSU to power your new card.

*also consider any future monitor upgrades and when/if that will occur.
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February 11, 2011 12:05:01 PM

ct1615 said:
an antec 380w will run that just fine for around $40, the 5570 hardly draws much power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would suggest a new video card upgrade if you want better game performance. the 5570 is really a basic entry level gaming card. you can then select a new PSU to power your new card.

*also consider any future monitor upgrades and when/if that will occur.



Monitor upgrade? Mine must be crap then lol?
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a c 164 ) Power supply
February 11, 2011 12:11:38 PM

its not crap but it is small. you obviously don't need to upgrade it and if you like it then there is no reason to upgrade. its just something to consider when looking at video cards. you can get a video card that runs games at 1440x900 just fine but if you plan on upgrading to a 1920 x 1080 monitor, then keep that in mind when shopping for a new card.
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February 11, 2011 12:20:50 PM

Best answer selected by mikeywithers.
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