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Looking for some advice on the best PSU to buy.

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July 5, 2011 6:45:25 AM

Hey everyone; To start off, I'm running on an old system, but I don't have the means right now to just purchase a new one (That's been planned for down the road). As such I still want to bring mine a little closer to acceptable.

Right now I'm using an HP Pavilion: AMD Athlon[tm] 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ with 1.00 GB RAM.

It comes stock with one LightScribe DVD Supermulti Drive/ CD-W and a DVD drive.

Because I plan on trashing this system or selling it for quite cheap down the road I only plan on putting in a ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI-E. As is my system runs rather well off of a 300W PSU but I tried the 5450 and that wattage is no longer enough.

So I was just wondering if anyone could give me an idea what a reasonable wattage would be and suggest some models for me.

Thank you.
(If anymore information is required about the system just let me know and I will do what I can to update the post.)

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July 5, 2011 3:10:52 PM

I use zalmans 850 watt psu

http://www.acousticpc.com/zalman_zm850hp_quiet_power_su...

been really good to me so far with no problems. Almost no noise at all also.

I know its probably over kill but from my experience upgrading a computer is just inevitable and with a good PSU you cant go wrong. Spend a few bucks if you can afford it and go with a solid PSU.
July 6, 2011 6:26:46 PM

Thank you for everyone who added in some advice; it was a big help as it gets me some models to compare and base my choice off of :) 
July 6, 2011 6:29:22 PM

briansklein said:
I use zalmans 850 watt psu

http://www.acousticpc.com/zalman_zm850hp_quiet_power_su...

been really good to me so far with no problems. Almost no noise at all also.

I know its probably over kill but from my experience upgrading a computer is just inevitable and with a good PSU you cant go wrong. Spend a few bucks if you can afford it and go with a solid PSU.



That is the type of PSU I'm going to run in a year or so when I build myself a brand new system for high performance gaming; I agree that it is better to get a solid high quality PSU but I don't plan on running this system for long enough to output that money right now.
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July 6, 2011 10:16:50 PM

Lokith said:
Yeah that is the one I ordered :) 

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