hey guys im going to overclock and buy a gtx460 for my computer, it has a nettle gl8e with a amd athlon 64 x2 5200+, my question is what psu should i buy cause the one i have is a 300w and not enough for what i need and i dont know whether to get 24 pin or 20 pin or what my mother board uses and i thing it may have to be 500w considering what i will do to it in the future thanks guys and any help will be appreciated, and any other tips or tricks of what i should do or get would be very appreciated if u need any info on my comp it is a hp pavillion m8000n
This is the absolute minimum I would recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The 500w is about $40 after rebate. Corsair is a good brand. Antec is also pretty good. Your hp case can use any standard atx power supply. If your vender doesn't carry corsair or antec, you should provide a link for more advice.
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