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February 1, 2012 4:01:40 PM

Hey guys basically I really want to upgrade my computer for gaming and I really need some opinions before I finally pay.

I have a factory made Acer AM3920 E4142.

Intel i7 2600
Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel H67 Express Chipset
1 TB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The integrated graphics are really quite terrible so I am deciding to purchase an ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU 790MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card.

However, I need to upgrade my PSU as the one in the computer is currently only 300 W. I have been looking around and one that has caught my eye solely based on price is a Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan.

However, would 500 W be enough? Any suggestions for any PSU within a range of 50-100 (Preferably 50-75) would be greatly appreciated.

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February 1, 2012 4:49:38 PM

Oh I see you're in Canada so disregard my suggestion if you can't use Newegg.
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February 1, 2012 4:58:01 PM

Yeah I checked that model on Canadian websites and the rebate actually ends today for them. Thanks though!

Any other suggestions would still be greatly appreciated
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 1, 2012 5:13:00 PM

That system with a HD 6850 would work with a good 500W PSU.

It just so happens that the CM Extreme Power Plus 500 is a 431watt PSU. (notice the missing W on the 500 part of the label?

You can find better options at near the same price.
I'll look around a bit for you.
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 1, 2012 5:24:14 PM

@ with a $20 rebate and an extra $8 off today and tomorrow.
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2
Looks like the total price after rebate, etc, is pretty close to the CM PSU.
February 1, 2012 6:03:25 PM

these are really great suggestions its just too bad that the promos expire tomorrow. I can't really purchase anything for a week or so, but will keep these in mind.
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 1, 2012 6:04:40 PM

Stop back in a day or two before you're ready to buy and ask for good deals.
All you really need to know is how to avoid the few bad apples out there.