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How do i know if a power supply is compatible with my motherboard

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July 4, 2012 2:30:48 PM

Hello,
I need to buy a new power supply and I need a 700 watts. But i do not know witch brand or product is compatible with my motherboard.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/des...

thats my motherboard and i have a budget of $90 on a power supply.

any help would be apprieciated.
a b ) Power supply
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 4, 2012 2:47:05 PM

OK, this is your mobo.
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a b ) Power supply
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 4, 2012 2:48:15 PM

But to recommend the best PSU for u, u need to tell us this...


OK, post your specs...

CPU:

GPU:

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a b ) Power supply
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 4, 2012 2:49:07 PM

And what country are u shopping in? USA?
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July 4, 2012 4:05:01 PM

im not at home for awhile so this is the best i can do


Intel® DQ57TM vPro Motherboard

Intel Core i5 Processor 3.1 ghz

Dual Channel DDR3-1333MHz RAM

Up to 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive

gtx gefoce 550 ti

Antec EA-500D Green

yes im shopping in the USA

and the reason I need a new power supply is becuase im getting a new graphics card
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a b V Motherboard
July 4, 2012 5:15:19 PM

And just what would that new card be? No single graphics card setup needs 700 watts. Are you going to sli?
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a b ) Power supply
a c 81 V Motherboard
July 4, 2012 6:19:26 PM

GI_JONES said:
And just what would that new card be? No single graphics card setup needs 700 watts. Are you going to sli?

OP has only one x16 slot on his micro-ATX board so SLI is physically impossible.

Unless he wants a dual-GPU card, a good 450W PSU would be more than enough. From power benchmarks I remember seeing, a modern high-end single-GPU system maxes out at around 350W wall power.
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a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 12:08:04 AM

A decent 600 watt unit is plenty
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