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Non-Decent 450 watt psu and HD sereis gpus

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May 26, 2011 5:08:18 AM

Hello,
I am now in a little problem with my psu.I have a INTEX(probably no-name psu,but it is not low quality,IT IS A MEDIUM QUALITY PSU,possibly it is not available in USA and Most European countries)450 watt psu.I want to buy a GPU from ATI HD series(first choice 1 gb but it may be 512 mb if I have to do so).

So maximum which gpu I can use from HD series with my '450 watt' non-decent psu?
a c 153 U Graphics card
May 26, 2011 5:31:55 AM

May I ask how you know its of decent quality?
May 26, 2011 5:37:38 AM

Helltech said:
May I ask how you know its of decent quality?


I have not said my psu is decent,it is non-decent,do you ever hear the name 'Intex',cause it is used in my Asia so far I know,I live in India?
I have only said it medium quality.
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2011 6:09:43 AM

Haven't really heard of Intex. For a good quality PSU you are better off with Antec, Corsair, etc. Personally I like Cooler Master a lot, they seem to have some solid power supplies. If you want a decent price though, check Corsair's CX builder's series. Those should be reasonably priced, but give you enough power to run a nice video card without worrying about frying it.
a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2011 6:22:33 AM

Intex aren't that good and may fall into the tier 4 and tier 5 PSUs. Best advice would be to get another PSU. Maybe Corsair or Antec, if you have the budget.

@ohiou - Coolermaster's eXtreme and Elite series PSUs have a bad reputation. Those aren't really that good. The Silent Pro Gold and Slilent Pros are good, although.

Also, abar, which GPU are you looking for ?
May 26, 2011 4:12:41 PM

Gman450 said:
Intex aren't that good and may fall into the tier 4 and tier 5 PSUs. Best advice would be to get another PSU. Maybe Corsair or Antec, if you have the budget.

@ohiou - Coolermaster's eXtreme and Elite series PSUs have a bad reputation. Those aren't really that good. The Silent Pro Gold and Slilent Pros are good, although.

Also, abar, which GPU are you looking for ?


Yes,it is exactly I want to know.Do you think my cheap psu[New psu??May I know possible price(you can tell in USD currency) of a good 450 watt psu]can handle 4850 HD?
May 27, 2011 4:15:30 AM

May get the possible price of 450 watt decent psu?
a c 503 U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 4:50:28 AM

If these are the specs then it is definitely an old design since the +5 Volt and +3.3 Volt output rails dominate. There wouldn't be any PCI Express Supplementary Power Connectors on this PSU.

May 27, 2011 4:51:16 AM

Can't it handle 5670 HD? Recommended is 400 watt and mine is 450 watt.Is not my 450 watt psu almost equal to a 400 watt Decent psu? 5670 HD is my Dream gpu.
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 5:06:23 AM

HD 5670 doesn't need a 6 pin connector, so it would be okay. Or, I'd just get a better PSU just to be on the safe side.

And no, 450 W PSU not equal to a decent 400 W PSU. Take for the example, Antec Earthwatts 380 W PSU. It can handle a single GTX 460 768 MB.
a c 503 U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 5:10:55 AM

A decent 400 Watt power supply is able to provide 30 Amps on its combined +12 Volt rail(s).

Your Intex power supply is only able to provide up to 20 Amps on its +12 Volt rail.

The minimum recommended +12 Volt current rating for a system using the Radeon HD 5670 is 22 Amps or greater.
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 5:18:30 AM

^+1
You'll definitely need to get a better PSU. List out your budget as well, so we can recommend one.
May 27, 2011 10:57:01 AM

Gman450 said:
^+1
You'll definitely need to get a better PSU. List out your budget as well, so we can recommend one.


If possible please suggest something between 45 USD(minimum 450 watt).Please tell me if this money is not enough for a 5670 HD psu.

May 27, 2011 11:00:47 AM

ko888 said:
A decent 400 Watt power supply is able to provide 30 Amps on its combined +12 Volt rail(s).

Your Intex power supply is only able to provide up to 20 Amps on its +12 Volt rail.

The minimum recommended +12 Volt current rating for a system using the Radeon HD 5670 is 22 Amps or greater.


not a good news for me,So I think I have to pay for new PSU to use 5670 HD
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 3:45:38 PM

abar92 said:
If possible please suggest something between 45 USD(minimum 450 watt).Please tell me if this money is not enough for a 5670 HD psu.


The Corsair VX 450 W PSU is a good one. Here's the link. It'll be more than enough for a HD 5670. Although, you'll be limited to a HD 5770.

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplies/non-modular-psus/...

Check 'Tech specs'
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 3:47:00 PM

ALSO, did you forget that I'm from India ?
May 27, 2011 6:34:35 PM

U wont believe but i am using zebronics gold psu which is 450w.. and it cost me abt 22 $ or rupees 1000. I have Hd 5770, and its works without any problem. so Hd 5770 would be best option to go for and its very economical too.. and remember its a legend @ $ 120 price Tag

Have a look here " http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite..."
a c 503 U Graphics card
May 27, 2011 6:39:05 PM

abar92 said:
If possible please suggest something between 45 USD(minimum 450 watt).Please tell me if this money is not enough for a 5670 HD psu.

Are you talking about $45 USD in the U.S. or $45 USD in India?

The CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 may be sold for $44.99 USD in the U.S. but is probably sold for $66 USD in India.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 4:46:36 AM

The Corsair VX 450 W PSU costs something about 3 or 3.5k INR. That equates to something like $60 USD and above. Its still a solid PSU. Also, I ain't sure the OP will get any good PSUs at that price range. You can't trust Zeberonics or Front tech as they are the only types of common PSUs available in India.
May 28, 2011 4:47:45 AM

Gman450 said:
ALSO, did you forget that I'm from India ?


no,no,I don't forget that,I have tell you to use USD currency as my post may help others from other countries,to make USD INR we have Google Currency Converter.
May 28, 2011 4:51:27 AM

ko888 said:
Are you talking about $45 USD in the U.S. or $45 USD in India?

The CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 may be sold for $44.99 USD in the U.S. but is probably sold for $66 USD in India.


OMG!This difference in US and Indian market??I have told as US market,I know I can't get it for 45 usd in India but I think it hardly can be 50 usd in India.
May 28, 2011 4:55:17 AM

intelatifan said:
U wont believe but i am using zebronics gold psu which is 450w.. and it cost me abt 22 $ or rupees 1000. I have Hd 5770, and its works without any problem. so Hd 5770 would be best option to go for and its very economical too.. and remember its a legend @ $ 120 price Tag

Have a look here " http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite..."


Is your psu decent?and are you also from India?1000 INR is not a good money,it seems very cheap.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 5:05:06 AM

No, Zeberonics PSUs should be avoided. The PSUs they make fall in to the Tier 5 category, and so it should be very well avoided.
May 28, 2011 5:14:25 AM

Gman450 said:
No, Zeberonics PSUs should be avoided. The PSUs they make fall in to the Tier 5 category, and so it should be very well avoided.


may I trust in Front Tech? and today 1 USD = 45.1700 INR.
a c 503 U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 5:20:01 AM

The Zebronics Gold Series ZEB - 450 W (T Sata Plus) with its 16 Amps on its single +12 Volt rail is horrible.

It is based on an obsolete +3.3 Volt and +5 Volt centric design where over 53% of its output is produced on those two rails. This may have been adequate for the original Pentium 4 systems from many years ago but is not adequate for modern systems.

Modern power supply designs produce up to 80% of their output on the +12 Volt rails.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 5:24:38 AM

ko888 said:
Modern power supply designs produce up to 80% of their output on the +12 Volt rails.


And that's why you should always look for 80 plus certified sign on a PSU whenever your buying one.
May 28, 2011 5:47:38 AM

Gman450 said:
Sorry, no to that as well. Front Tech PSUs also make low quality ones.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/287385-33-seeking-adv...
Check Shubham's post.


Suggest MINIMUM requirement psu which can can handle a 5670 HD,take time I have no problem,As I have to pay for 5670 HD it is hard to pay much in psu.
June 2, 2011 6:14:54 AM

Please reply.
a c 503 U Graphics card
June 2, 2011 7:25:03 AM

abar92 said:
Please reply.

For a reference clocked single Radeon HD 5670 graphics card system AMD recommends a 400 Watt or greater power supply with a +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps or greater.

A Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) for $44.99 USD would work. Is it available where you reside?
June 2, 2011 8:24:06 AM

buddy may I suggest


this might not be as good as corsair VX450, but its better then ZEB or Front tech. and will definetly run HD 5770.
and the website is also Indian. ( i had been looking for a SMPS since last 3 months and just got one yesterday (Corsair GS600).
its also available on theitdepot.com for INR. 2000
its well in your budget.

Corsair CX430 is available with most of the dealers but you are better of spending few hundred bucks more and getting Seasonic S12II 430W 80+ bronze, and that is also readily available with theitwares.com, theitdepot.com, primeabgb.com. and all others.

a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2011 12:29:03 PM

Yea, I guess Corsair CX 430 W should be enough for him. It may likely cost less than 3000 INR, I suppose. Near my locality, I can get a Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600 W PSU for about 3.7k INR. So this should cost less.
June 2, 2011 2:20:08 PM

maddy143ded said:
buddy may I suggest


this might not be as good as corsair VX450, but its better then ZEB or Front tech. and will definetly run HD 5770.
and the website is also Indian. ( i had been looking for a SMPS since last 3 months and just got one yesterday (Corsair GS600).
its also available on theitdepot.com for INR. 2000
its well in your budget.

Corsair CX430 is available with most of the dealers but you are better of spending few hundred bucks more and getting Seasonic S12II 430W 80+ bronze, and that is also readily available with theitwares.com, theitdepot.com, primeabgb.com. and all others.


it sounds cool man,okay searching for some reviews......(Don't share a link by 'Insert a URL' option,paste the url address with normal way as you have written rest of the post,the link automatically will be highlighted)
June 2, 2011 2:22:35 PM

Gman450 said:
Yea, I guess Corsair CX 430 W should be enough for him. It may likely cost less than 3000 INR, I suppose. Near my locality, I can get a Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600 W PSU for about 3.7k INR. So this should cost less.


I think CX 430 can be brought for 2k,don't you think so?It is also a good option for me.
June 2, 2011 2:25:22 PM

ko888 said:
For a reference clocked single Radeon HD 5670 graphics card system AMD recommends a 400 Watt or greater power supply with a +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps or greater.

A Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) for $44.99 USD would work. Is it available where you reside?


yeah,I think it is a good options for me,max chance to be found in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2011 3:42:46 PM

abar92 said:
I think CX 430 can be brought for 2k,don't you think so?It is also a good option for me.


Yeah, I guess so. I don't know much about the difference there might be in kolkatta, but it may be the same.

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a c 503 U Graphics card
June 2, 2011 4:38:28 PM
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Corsair CX430 430 W Single 12V Rail Power Supply, BitFang Price: Rs. 2,365 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)

http://www.bitfang.com/corsair-cx430-430-w-single-12v-r...

This is the recently discontinued model not the V2 model.

Two reputable reviews here from Hardware Secrets and JonnyGURU.com :

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-Po...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2011 4:42:18 PM

Nice to see that. Good work.
June 3, 2011 4:55:41 AM

ko888 said:
Corsair CX430 430 W Single 12V Rail Power Supply, BitFang Price: Rs. 2,365 Inclusive of all Taxes (Octroi extra, where applicable)

http://www.bitfang.com/corsair-cx430-430-w-single-12v-r...

This is the recently discontinued model not the V2 model.

Two reputable reviews here from Hardware Secrets and JonnyGURU.com :

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-Po...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


As I have minimum knowledge in hardware so I can't fully get the reviews but have understood that it is a great product with minimum price and hope it can handle 5670 HD.....Seems You have also read the reviews,Can I be sure about my 5670 hd with this psu,I think 'yes' but want to hear from you,an expert.
June 3, 2011 4:58:23 AM

Gman450 said:
Nice to see that. Good work.


It seems you have also seen the reviews..Mr. Expert please tell,may I lock my mind to GX430?
a c 503 U Graphics card
June 3, 2011 5:09:27 AM

abar92 said:
It seems you have also seen the reviews..Mr. Expert please tell,may I lock my mind to GX430?

If the Corsair CX430 is available you should definitely purchase it.
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2011 12:34:30 PM

Agree with ko888
Corsiar CX 430 W PSU is more than enough to handle a HD 5670.
June 3, 2011 3:37:00 PM

My ending question:

Will it be set in my old general-size INTEX cabinet or I have to change it?
a b U Graphics card
June 4, 2011 1:38:15 PM

Most generally at least in the US, most cases will take almost any power supply. On servers and some older desktop systems they are proprietary though so keep that in mind, but most standard cases should be ok.
June 12, 2011 5:13:22 AM

ko888 said:
That is an ATX form factor case.

The Corsiar CX 430 is a standard ATX form factor power supply so it will fit and mount properly.


thank you so so much :D 
June 12, 2011 5:18:32 AM

I can't explain how much thankful I am to you,everybody here.Thanks to everyone for giving their valuable time in my problem.So at last I have got the solution...THANKS A LOT AGAIN,WANT YOUR HELP AGAIN IN MY FUTURE PROBLEMS....
June 12, 2011 5:21:15 AM

Best answer selected by abar92.
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