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My PSU won't power my HD 5670

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March 6, 2011 5:24:43 AM

Hey guys,
I recently purchased a XFX HD 5670.
And I installed right away when I got it delivered from UPS.

Okay,
I have to tell you the Specs of my computer so you guys can a get idea.

CPU- Celeron 420 @1.60GHz
RAM- 2GB
PSU- 300w (I know the HD 5670 requires 400w)

I think I made the mistake when I though that my 300w PSU could power the 5670.
My current PSU only has 20 power connectors to the motherboard.
I was doing some reading and I found that the extra 4 pins are for powering the graphics (I believe)

I thought my card was DOA when I installed it because I got no signal to my monitor.
And the fan on the graphics card was spinning. (I hope that I didn't damage the graphics card)

I just want to know if am correct, my current power supply set up.
And if once I get a new power supply,
My graphics card will function properly.

I only have $45 to spend for a for a new power supply.
Can anyone help me look for a new power supply?

Thanks!

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March 6, 2011 5:31:42 AM
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March 6, 2011 5:58:25 AM

there are only a few good rosewill units the green is one of their better lines

there are a few more but you'll be good using the green 430

another option

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$20 after rebate even tho the rosewill is slightly better its a good deal
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March 6, 2011 5:59:41 AM

rosewill has just a few alright models, for the price the ocz does better, i never trusted rosewill and never will, theres still lower end of the blacklist of bad powersupplies
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March 6, 2011 6:02:56 AM

obsidian86 said:
there are only a few good rosewill units the green is one of their better lines

there are a few more but you'll be good using the green 430

another option

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139017

$20 after rebate even tho the rosewill is slightly better its a good deal


Yeah,
I noticed that not many people like Rosewill power supplies.

I saw the reviews for that Corsair,
And they are really bad man.


iceclock said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

49$ after mailinrebate :D 


Ouch,
I cannot purchase that one mate.

I think am going with this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


iceclock said:
rosewill has just a few alright models, for the price the ocz does better, i never trusted rosewill and never will, theres still lower end of the blacklist of bad powersupplies



Am on a really tight budget man,
I wished that I had more spare money,
But I don't :( 
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March 6, 2011 6:08:51 AM

you'll be fine with that rosewill,its rated even a bit higher then the corsair 28 amp 12v vs 33 amps for the rosewill,the cx430 is actually rated more like a 380 watt psu
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March 6, 2011 6:14:45 AM

Okay,
I will go over this with my parents tomorrow,
Since they help me out a lot.

Thanks so much for all your help man!
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a b ) Power supply
March 6, 2011 8:21:19 AM

aight good luck :) 
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a b ) Power supply
March 11, 2011 5:03:49 AM

raidmax is junk when it comes to ps, they where very few good rated raidmax ps, and that one is no exception

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March 20, 2011 11:57:06 PM

Best answer selected by MarcosFabian.
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