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Best psu for a nvidea geforce galaxy gt 240 1gb

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January 23, 2012 1:54:04 AM

Hello, i've been wondering what type of power supply i need for my video card i have an Intel Core 2 duo 3.0ghz and 300gb with 2gb ram, i was wondering what type of psu i would need since I've been constantly told that i need one of 700watts like this one "xtremegear 700 watt power supply" but then again my old desktop can run it at 330 watts and its a besttec psu... please reply as soon as possible thanks in advance to anyone who helps out In general im looking for one under $30 or $40 :) 
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January 23, 2012 3:21:26 AM

It is a low power card, so any 300-350ish watt quality PSU should handle it. and by quality, I mean 80 plus certified. Even a low powered computer needs a quality power supply since it is the most important component.

You do not need 700 watts and even if you did I would not get it from XtremeGear.

I do not know what your shopping options are, so I will post a Newegg link, and you can use the information to shop elsewhere if you like. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 23, 2012 3:22:38 AM

For a system using a single GeForce GT 240 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 300 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 18 Amps or greater.

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.

SeaSonic SS-300ES Bronze 300W for $38.99
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seasonic-SS-300ES-Bronze-ATX-30...

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W for $39.99
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SeaSonic-SS-300ET-Bronze-300W-A...
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January 23, 2012 4:26:17 AM

so i should look for one 400-500 watts thats 80plus certified btw wat does 80+ stand for sorry for the dumb questions :)  also i mainly shop on ebay as all i have is paypal 40 bucks is the price for the extremegear at 700 watts and idk cuz he told me multiple times that its an awesome psu and that this vid card uses up 600 watts.. yea i think hes lying though :) 
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January 23, 2012 4:39:47 AM

Stay away from that XtremeGear crap.
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January 23, 2012 5:39:56 AM

80+ does NOT guarentee quality, it guarentees efficiency, but it could still be a pile of dog poo. There are fake 80+ certs floating around from what I've read.
Good brands are generally better. Seasonic, antec... many others.
let us know what you can find in your budget.
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January 23, 2012 5:45:53 AM

ok man well i guess the best thing you guys can do to help out more than you already have is list the brands that are reliable :)  cuz idk...
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January 23, 2012 6:04:44 AM

tell us what you can get for the prices you can afford from your suppliers.
Or read the psu stickies.
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January 23, 2012 7:47:17 AM

queso101 said:
all i have is paypal 40 bucks


The Newegg place we linked to accepts Paypal. Get one of the Seasonic 300 watt posted by ko888.
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January 23, 2012 10:15:21 PM

found this one Antec Truepower 550 Power Supply for $25 on ebay ^_^ good deal??
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January 23, 2012 10:28:21 PM

queso101 said:
found this one Antec Truepower 550 Power Supply for $25 on ebay ^_^ good deal??

Which one is it?

True Power Series
TRUE550 - Discontinued
TRUE550 EPS12V - Discontinued

True Power 2.0 Series
TP-II 550 - Discontinued
TP2-550 EPS12V - Discontinued

True Power Trio Series
TP3-550 - Discontinued

True Power New Series
TP-550, OEM: Seasonic, semi-modular, +12V@45A

If it's the True Power New Series TP-550 then grab it.

If it's the discontinued stuff it then depends on which model.
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January 23, 2012 10:40:27 PM

i can't tell heres the item for it on ebay hurry though it ends in ten minutes 140684752560
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January 24, 2012 2:21:55 AM

queso101 said:
i can't tell heres the item for it on ebay hurry though it ends in ten minutes 140684752560

That's the model from over 9 years ago.

It's based on a very old inefficient design with 50 Amps on its +5V rail.

I certainly hope you didn't put in a bid for it.
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January 24, 2012 6:40:46 AM

its on ebay for a reason, unless they are a shop
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January 24, 2012 11:25:14 AM

what about this psu 130630881492 item ob ebay :) 
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January 24, 2012 2:08:21 PM

queso101 said:
what about this psu 130630881492 item ob ebay :) 

That discontinued Antec NeoPower HE Series 550 Watt model (Neo HE 550) is from six years ago. At least it's a more modern design that has active PFC and is semi modular.

When it was new it would have had a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps and it also has two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary modular power cables.

It was a good power supply back its day.

Professional reputable reviews:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/361
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January 24, 2012 5:39:37 PM

ko888 said:
That discontinued Antec NeoPower HE Series 550 Watt model (Neo HE 550) is from six years ago. At least it's a more modern design that has active PFC and is semi modular.

When it was new it would have had a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps and it also has two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary modular power cables.

It was a good power supply back its day.

Professional reputable reviews:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/361


Oh I see... well how about one of these two ^_^ HEC HP585D Retail 585W Power Supply - Power Cord Included Item # is 250975929752

or this one Antec Earthwatts 500w EA-500 Power Supply Item # is 230732664206

pro,ise this is last question ill probably just get the psu u guys recomended :) 
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January 24, 2012 6:07:56 PM

queso101 said:
Oh I see... well how about one of these two ^_^ HEC HP585D Retail 585W Power Supply - Power Cord Included Item # is 250975929752

or this one Antec Earthwatts 500w EA-500 Power Supply Item # is 230732664206

pro,ise this is last question ill probably just get the psu u guys recomended :) 

HEC/COMPUCASE power supplies should be avoided at all cost.

The Antec Earthwatts 500w EA-500 is also a discontinued model from 2007 but it is vastly superior to that HEC HP585D you linked to above it.

Antec Earthwatts 500w EA-500
• OEM: Seasonic
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps
• two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors

It's actually quite highly rated, so would be a great choice if it's in good working condition.

Professional reputable reviews:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/526
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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