What can this power supply support?

I am getting this power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027

to replace my little 250w that came with the computer.

I was also looking to upgrade my graphics card, to preferably a 5570, 5670, maybe even 5770.

Was just wondering two things, first off; Is that power supply any good, because I'm on a tight budget, so that rebate looks nice, but if the thing is going to explode on me, then it's not worth the rebate.

Secondly, if I was to get that power supply, what would be the best card it could support?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. I wouldn't trust that PSU.

    Spend just a little more and get something like these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

    of course I will suggest the second. You never want to go "cheap" on your power source.
  2. The APEVIA Turbolink ATX-CW500WP4 is made by Deer Computer Co. Ltd.

    Deer is infamous for building exploding power supply units. Their power supplies also have a high failure rate.
  3. First I will say this ANY PSU that would cost $19.99 even after rebate I would stay away from. Not only are you risking a fire with a bad quality PSU , you can burn out your board or simply not actually get the power it claims it will give. Sirdevon is totally on point buying a cheap PSU more often then not ends up resulting in you buying yet another PSU when the first one kicks the bucket or tanks your system.
  4. I would keep in mind with both of those PSU's that they are NOT 80 cert they even state on the page your gonna get some thing like 70% actual power from it that is some thing like 350 watts of actual power.
  5. OP, get this. $40 shipped. No rebate to get hosed on. Great PSU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187

    Quote:
    they even state on the page your gonna get some thing like 70% actual power from it that is some thing like 350 watts of actual power.


    How do you figure? I'm pretty sure your missing something... :)
  6. 4745454b said:
    OP, get this. $40 shipped. No rebate to get hosed on. Great PSU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187

    Quote:
    they even state on the page your gonna get some thing like 70% actual power from it that is some thing like 350 watts of actual power.


    How do you figure? I'm pretty sure your missing something... :)

    Tried it twice, clicking the link that is , comes up with a video card.
    Is this what you meant ?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Sounds like the other guy is confusing efficiency with output.
  7. Yeah, that's what I meant. Thank god I linked that and not something embarrassing...
  8. SirDevon said:
    I wouldn't trust that PSU.

    Spend just a little more and get something like these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

    of course I will suggest the second. You never want to go "cheap" on your power source.

    I wouldn't recommend either one of those based on the test reviews :

    COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W that can't deliver its labeled power :

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-460-W-Power-Supply-Review/1005


    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500W with its electrical noise problem :

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728


    The Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power, that @delluser1 linked to, is better than the two low end Cooler Master PSUs mentioned above.
  9. It seems like the general consensus is to definately stay away from the APEVIA, and I think I am going to go with that Antec 380W power supply. I was wondering though, will this power supply have a high enough wattage for future upgrades (nothing huge, maybe adding 8 gigs of RAM, or possibly getting a 5670/5770)? And, since the Antec does not come with a power cord, will there be any compatibility issues with my current power cord?. My computer I'm looking to upgrade is the HP Pavilion 6710f, if that helps.
  10. I would rather go with a Corsair CX430 V2 for $44.99 or $34.99 after mail-in rebate card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Reputable Corsair CX430 V2 product reviews :

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-V2-Power-Supply-Review/1284

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=239


    RAM is considered a very low power draw device.

    The Radeon HD 5670 has a Maximum Board Power of 64 Watts. A power supply with a +12 Volt continuous current rating of 18 Amps or greater is recommended.

    The Radeon HD 5770 has a Maximum Board Power of 108 Watts. A power supply with a +12 Volt continuous current rating of 22 Amps or greater and with at least one or more 75W 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors is recommended.

    The Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W will have no problem powering your system with either one of those graphics cards.

    You should be able to reuse the AC power cable, from your HP Pavilion 6710f, with the Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W just as Antec intended.
  11. Both those PSUs have the same amount of usable 12V power, 28A. As such I guess it comes down to whether you think you'll get the rebate to make the Corsair cheaper. (or look at something else like efficiency. I'd bet the Antec wins.) Either PSU is a fine choice for a cheap build.
  12. I went with the corsair, both seem like reliable power sources, but the corsair will give me a little more flexibility regarding future upgrades. Thanks everyone for your help and advice!
  13. I don't see how it will be better for future upgrades, but it's a fine unit.
  14. andy22096 said:
    I went with the corsair, both seem like reliable power sources, but the corsair will give me a little more flexibility regarding future upgrades. Thanks everyone for your help and advice!

    Not a bad choice but, it has fewer connectors than the EA ( -1 molex and -1 SATA ) and, as the numbers guy stated, no more useable power than the EA ( unless your upgrades only draw power from the 3.3 and 5v rails, not very likely ), so really no more flexibility.
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