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Help choosing a good psu

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May 16, 2011 4:01:50 PM

Hey guys,
I am new to building a computer and i am thinking of putting my first pc together.
and i wanted a power supply that is good and works with 460 gtx
i read that it need 2 6 pin connectors.. and will that psu work with every other component in the pc?

thx

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May 16, 2011 8:01:58 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Can you please list all the components of your rig?, for a GTX 460 a 550W PSU can works, but the requirements can change according to your other components.
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May 16, 2011 8:30:25 PM

It is the graphics card that mostly determines the psu you need.
For a GTX460, you need a 450w psu with 24a on the 12v rails, and two 6 pin pci-e power connectors.
Do not go cheap on the psu. My short list of quality psu's would include Antec XFX, PC P&C, Corsair, and Seasonic.
Any of their 450w units or better will do the job.
Today, XFX seems to have the best pricing.
Here is their 450w unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 650w unit will power any single card out there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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