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July 13, 2011 5:23:30 AM

i have all the parts for my new pc except the pcu. i bought an EVGA GeForce GTX 560: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-1460-KR&family=GeForce%20500%20Series%20Family. it requires a 450w minimum. on the side of the psu i am seriously considering: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&cm_re=power_supply-_-17-139-027-_-Product it says +12v is 408w. Soooo when the card says 450w min. does it mean the +12v or the whole power supply? is there a better power supply i could get for around $50 (including price after rebate)
PLZ and ty

BTW i also have a amazon prime account so this would mean no shipping and no tax

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a b ) Power supply
July 13, 2011 5:38:57 AM

That is a good power supply and will power the graphic card.

450w requirements etc are generally for the whole system. a GTX 560 really uses only 140-170 watts from the 12v line.

I prefer Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec psu's since they're made of good or exceptionally quality and doesn't blow up and kill your other computer parts.
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July 13, 2011 4:34:13 PM

k thank you, and would there be any reason that this power supply wouldn't work with the rest of my computer? all the other parts are mid to high mid range
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July 13, 2011 6:09:43 PM

It would have been helpful had you listed your entire system details. Anyway, the Corsair CX 500 V2 is good enough to power any system comprising of a single GTX 560.
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July 13, 2011 7:02:09 PM

would you be interested in the NZXT hale 90 550W PSU...? $50 is kinda skimpy in terms of budget IMO :/ 
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July 13, 2011 10:09:55 PM

This is better as it is more efficient, has a higher temperature rating and is actually targeted towards gamers:
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze $55 (10% off promo code available)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Based on the positively reviewed Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W.
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July 13, 2011 11:02:26 PM

GTX 560 by any mean don't require 450 W for itself. It needs about 160-170 by specification, considerably less at real. I don't know the rest of your system, but a 400W PSU may come short. And you need a decent and reliable /and Active/ PSU, which rarely comes for 50$, or you risk to cry over your completely burnt new system - this is real - if there is one component, for which i can choose a good, reliable manufacturer, it would be the PSU.
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July 13, 2011 11:03:06 PM

GTX 560 by any mean don't require 450 W for itself. It needs about 160-170 by specification, considerably less at real. I don't know the rest of your system, but a 400W PSU may come short. And you need a decent and reliable /and Active/ PSU, which rarely comes for 50$, or you risk to cry over your completely burnt new system - this is real - if there is one component, for which i can choose a good, reliable manufacturer, it would be the PSU.

Sorry for the double post, didn't came intentionally.
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July 14, 2011 3:17:54 AM

have been a little busy soo my other parts
1-Intel Core i5-2400 Processor 3.10GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
1-Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333MHz PC3-1066 DDR3-Memory KVR1333D3N9K2/4G
1-Western Digital 500 GB Sata 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal-WD5000AAKX
1-ASRock H67M-GE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
1-Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive- IHAS424-98
the above video card and i am getting a free case. the only missing thing is the psu
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a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2011 3:36:40 AM

the Antec HCG 520 would work well for you IF IT WAS IN STOCK T_T.

Looking at your system, a good 450-550w psu would work easily. since oc'ing is out of the question, you're mainly looking at the GPU. As such, i'll recommend some psu's of good quality and around $40-70.

Antec NeoEco 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec EA500D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec BP550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX500 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Take a pick and call it a day.
(btw the absolute lowest i would run a gtx 460/560 is the antec ea430d or corsair cx 430 v2)
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July 14, 2011 3:45:51 AM

Best answer selected by mattmonkey24.
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July 14, 2011 4:34:43 AM

btw i have chose the bp550. and i agree with you all that the psu isn't something you can really skimp on. but i am making a budget build and i skimped on a lot of other things imo. but wont a psu for 50 be pretty reliable? i don't want to spend more cause i think it will still be quality. i also don't really have to much money left
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