my current settup is this:Foxconn H55MXV
intel core i3 530 @2.93GHz
4Gb DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5450
20" monitor 1600x900
and i have rescently bought a ATI saphire HD 5770 to upgrade to, and now need a new psu, however i am confused on what to get, while the card says that in needs a minimum of 450w, an article on this website suggests that a system including a HD 6870, ran fine on 350w: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-supply-psu-review,r...
i have a budget of about £35, so any suggestions?
For a system using a single Radeon HD 5770 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 22 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.
The Antec EarthWatts Green series 350W (EA-350 Green), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 27.5 Amps and with one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, will work with your system configuration using a single Radeon HD 5770.
ok, don't seem to be able to find an easy place to buy that in the UK, Would a
'Antec VP350P 350W '80 Plus'
'Cooler Master GX 450W'
be similar in performance?
The Antec Basiq Series 350W (VP350P), with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps and one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is sufficient to power a system with a single Radeon HD 5770. It only has a 2 Year warranty but I don't see any 80 PLUS level efficiency certification.
The Cooler Master GX-450W (RS-450-ACAA-D3), with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 35 Amps and its one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is more than sufficient to power a system with a single Radeon HD 5770. This power supply has a 5 Year warranty 80 PLUS BRONZE certification.
You can see on this page that all of the Seventeam units have been discontinued, and are being replaced by Enhance built units. Look over all of the review, and you will see that most of the Cooler Master units that have positive reviews are built by Enhance, and most of the negative reviews are built by Seventeam.
As long as your GX ends with d3 and not e3 you are gtg.