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NEED HELP URGENTLY! PSU Upgrade

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February 9, 2012 10:51:13 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 asked before however now I have the ability to purchase the parts ASAP.

I have a factory made Acer AM3920 E4142.

Intel i7 2600
Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel H67 Express Chipset
4 GB RAM
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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a b ) Power supply
February 9, 2012 11:08:51 PM

your links not working

and i would go for corsair or seasonic or other good makes not coolermaster
February 10, 2012 12:04:47 AM

any links or models you could suggest?
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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 12:13:39 AM

Hi. Here's a really good PSU in your price range:
CORSAIR Gaming Series GS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified High Performance Gaming Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's another one (this is an excellent deal)
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 10, 2012 2:04:00 AM

actually im located in canada so any canadian newegg links would be great :D 
a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:05:04 AM

I trust you are fully capable of taking the links we've given you and finding the same products on the NE Canada site.
February 10, 2012 2:12:24 AM

Yes abekl I did do that so thanks for the links!
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:22:55 AM

That price after rebate on davcon's suggested OCZ ZS 550W looks like a winner.
a c 274 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:34:41 AM

You'd be silly to pass the OZC up at that price.
All Japanese capacitors!
February 10, 2012 2:35:28 AM

I just purchased it from ncix. Thanks a lot davcon!
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:35:32 AM

Actually, he'd be smart to choose the OCZ at that price.
a c 274 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:38:03 AM

sevinic said:
I just purchased it from ncix. Thanks a lot davcon!

Np! great price for a good unit:) 
February 10, 2012 2:48:55 AM

sevinic said:
Hey guys basically I really want to upgrade my computer for gaming and I really need some opinions before I finally pay. I have asked before however now I have the ability to purchase the parts ASAP.

I have a factory made Acer AM3920 E4142.

Intel i7 2600
Intel HD 2000 Graphics
Intel H67 Express Chipset
4 GB RAM
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.


500W would be enough for a single core card. If you are planning to go the SLI route, then you would need at least 600-700w of true rated power.
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 2:50:20 AM

He would also need a SLI capable motherboard.
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