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April 12, 2011 3:28:02 AM

Hello,I am new to the PC world..
I wanted to change my Xtreme Gear 700W PSU due to it getting too much negative response.

This is the comp i ordered

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

I dont know which PSU I can use for it. Im afraid if i ordered a PSU and it wouldnt fit. So pls tell me suggestions. Thank you


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April 12, 2011 6:08:13 AM

Its a normal atx psu so just look for one stating atx specification
April 12, 2011 7:09:59 AM

you wasted $850 on that pc, coud of made something twice as fast for that much.

as long as you buy a ATX PSU you "would" be fine. ATX PSU's look like this



Buy something 700W and over and you are fine.

and why care so much about the power supply reviews? keep using it till it burns out then. If it doesn't burn within 1-5 years, you've saved some money. spending money on a psu when you already have a 700W is a waste.
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a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2011 7:12:46 AM

A good 450-500W PSU will power that rig no problem.
Look for brands such as Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Ocz, XFX, and a few others who are well known.

If you want to sli / xfire
Get a good quality 750w psu.

(avoid coolermaster and no name junk)
April 12, 2011 7:30:48 AM

^
OCZ don't make that good psu's actually.

Though i agree with the coolermaster part, sometimes they run some psu's that aren't under their make but have their brand on it, same with OCZ.

PC Power and Cooling make excellent power supplies, though may be expensive.
a c 273 ) Power supply
April 12, 2011 10:55:09 AM

Your system specs could be run on a quality 450W psu.
Even if the included 700W unit isn't the greatest/overrated it should be able to power a 5770 or 260.
If you feel the need to replace i would choose a good quality 650W unit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

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April 12, 2011 3:04:28 PM
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I don't see a little voltage switch on your existing PSU, so it probably isn't utter junk, especially when not loaded.
If you want to replace it, a 380W Antec Earthwatts would run that system as is, but you will probably someday want to upgrade the video card. Use the PSU sizing calculator at http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and input what you might want to have.
Quality modern PSUs have full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and at least 80+ certification for efficiency. Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, Enermax, and XFX are among the better brands.
April 12, 2011 6:55:52 PM

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a c 104 ) Power supply
April 12, 2011 10:00:22 PM

Thanks. What did you decide?
September 29, 2011 9:43:15 PM

Jeric92 said:
Hello,I am new to the PC world..
I wanted to change my Xtreme Gear 700W PSU due to it getting too much negative response.

This is the comp i ordered

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

I dont know which PSU I can use for it. Im afraid if i ordered a PSU and it wouldnt fit. So pls tell me suggestions. Thank you


I don't think you wasted your money, I bought a Cyberpower machine, and I love it! Maybe you could have saved a few $$$ on making it yourself, but it doesn't come with an OS, that could cost you $100 just for that. I got the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cyberpower's 2062; plus I got deus x for free, nice videocard, motherboard, memory ok, decent case, OS 7, and a warranty! Try to beat that you "home makers"! It's hard to beat for what I paid.

Anyway, on the PSU, just run it intill it fries! Within a year, contact Cyberpower! Remember: You have a 1 year warranty!

I was afraid of the "comments" as well, and came out ok!

Shazam!
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