Deciding PSU

Asus M4A 88TD-V-EVO USB3, Processor:AMD Phenom™ II X4, 125W, memory-Corsair 2GB, Optical Drive,500 GB Seagate HDD. Techcom 450 Watts SMPS will be fine for this now.? I am planning to upgrade it with 2GB graphics card/video Card . SO I am planning to replace the current PSU with Cooler master Extreme Power series 650 watts. Will it be sufficient?
Please advice.
Thanks, Krishna
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  1. 450 watts should be enough but not from Techcom. I will advice you to not bother with the Coolermaster unit as well. Get some unit from Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Give us your budget and we'll find a good unit in your price range. If you are short on time then try looking out for either of the following units and get whichever you find out cheapest.

    1. Seasonic S12II 520
    2. XFX Core Edition Pro 550
    3. Corsair TX 650 V2
  2. +1 Emperus!

    Krishna, Emperus is right on the money! Go with his recommendations.
  3. Emperus said:
    450 watts should be enough but not from Techcom. I will advice you to not bother with the Coolermaster unit as well. Get some unit from Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Give us your budget and we'll find a good unit in your price range. If you are short on time then try looking out for either of the following units and get whichever you find out cheapest.

    1. Seasonic S12II 520/antec hcg 520 (same unit)
    2. XFX Core Edition Pro 550
    3. Corsair TX 650 V2

    small change
  4. Thanks for the advice.
    I already bought the components.
    Just PSU is yet to decide.
    Is Coolermaster unit not good as compared to Antec, CorsAir, XFX and Seasonic?


    Emperus said:
    450 watts should be enough but not from Techcom. I will advice you to not bother with the Coolermaster unit as well. Get some unit from Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Give us your budget and we'll find a good unit in your price range. If you are short on time then try looking out for either of the following units and get whichever you find out cheapest.

    1. Seasonic S12II 520
    2. XFX Core Edition Pro 550
    3. Corsair TX 650 V2
  5. Thanks for the advice.
    I already bought the components.
    Just PSU is yet to decide.
    Is Coolermaster unit not good as compared to Antec, CorsAir, XFX and Seasonic?


    Emperus said:
    450 watts should be enough but not from Techcom. I will advice you to not bother with the Coolermaster unit as well. Get some unit from Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Give us your budget and we'll find a good unit in your price range. If you are short on time then try looking out for either of the following units and get whichever you find out cheapest.

    1. Seasonic S12II 520
    2. XFX Core Edition Pro 550
    3. Corsair TX 650 V2
  6. knkdas said:
    Thanks for the advice.
    I already bought the components.
    Just PSU is yet to decide.
    Is Coolermaster unit not good as compared to Antec, CorsAir, XFX and Seasonic?

    Krishna, this has been beaten to death! Take 'Emperus' advice and go for it!
  7. knkdas said:

    Is Coolermaster unit not good as compared to Antec, CorsAir, XFX and Seasonic?

    CoolerMaster PSU is nowhere near the quality of the others that were recommended.
  8. Cooler Master makes great cases; their PSUs are not all that great.
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