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Power supply for Essentio CG5275

So i bought this PC for over 2 years now and I want to upgrade it bad so I can play more games. So here is my PC spec:
Intel® Core™i5 650@3.2 GHz (4CPU)
8GB DDR3 at 1333 for the Ram
1TB hard drive
and Radeon HD 4600
Power supply is only 400W

Now my question is how can I find the right power supply for my PC I been asking around and no1 know. I did tried to contact ASUS but no good. So now im stuck and IDK what to do.
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  1. Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

    Well assuming it's a standard size PC, any ATX PSU will do. To play more games you'll need a new video card, which will more than likely mean a new PSU. If you wish to keep the same PSU you can get a few GPU's that do not draw on external power but they are not nearly as powerful as those that do.

    I assume your system is armed with a 4650, which is begging for an upgrade. What games do you like to play? What resolution is your monitor? What is your budget? You can easily overhaul your system with a little work.

    I'll get back to you once you answer those questions. Cheers!
  2. Thank you for the fast respond. I just ran to best buy and grab the thermaltake 600W PSU and just finished installing it (YES). My budget as of right now for the graphic card is around 130 ish. I play tons of game such as: Modern warfare 3, BF3, Assassin Creed Revelation and so on. With my 600W PSU what graphic card should I get?
    And oh 1 last my monitor is 23" 1080 Samsung
  3. Hard to say. Could you please give the exact model?
    I would have ordered a higher quality 500-550w PSU and spent more on the GPU, but that's me. Here's a 6850 for $130 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 Don't go below this. You will see a HUGE change in performance. MAKE SURE your PSU is compatible first (or post it so I can check) BEFORE buying.
  4. Here is the Spec of the PSU i just bought
    Specification
    Mfr Part Number: W0388RU
    Features:
    ATX 12V V2.2 enables most reliable and robust power delivery
    Selectable 115 / 230V AC input voltage for different country
    Supports all Intel & AMD processors
    Supports all Nvidia & ATI/AMD graphic cards
    Ultra silent 120mm fan with intelligent RPM control guarantees cool performance and silent operation
    More than 72% efficiency at typical load operation
    High reliability: MTBF>100,000 hours
    Built-in industry grade protections : Over Power, Over Voltage, Over Current and Short Circuit Protection
    Safety / EMI Approvals: UL/CUL, FCC, BSMI certified
    Maximum Power: 600 W
    Input:
    Voltage: 100 ~ 230 V AC
    Frequency Range: 47 ~ 63 Hz
    Current (Max): 115V/14A; 230V/7A
    Switches: ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
    Cooling System:
    120mm Fan
    Speed: 2000rpm
    P.G. Signal: 100 - 500 ms
    Hold-up Time: 17 ms
    Efficiency: > 72%
    Output: +5V @ 17A; +3.3V @ 24A; +12V1 @ 32A; +12V2 @ 24A; -12V @ 0.5A; +5VSB @ 3A
    Connectors: 1x 20+4pin Main Power Connector; 1x 4+4pin +12V Power Connector; 6x 4pin Peripheral Connector; 1x Floppy Connectors; 6x 5pin SATA Connectors; 1x 6+2pin PCI Express Connector; 1x 6pin PCI Express Connectors
    MTBF: >100,000 hours
    RFI/EMI: FCC, UL, CUL, BSMI
    Dimensions (WxLxH): 5.9 x 5.5 x 3.3 inch / 165 x 140 x 86 mm
  5. Best answer
    Ok, you've got a 6pin PCI-e connector. You're good to go for a 6850 if you wish.
  6. Thank you for all that work. The motherboard that I have right now is PCI express 2.0 (I Think) but this card said 2.1 would it be ok?
  7. Best answer selected by nguyen222.
  8. Yup, totally OK. PCI-e 2.1 is fully compatible with 2.0
  9. I was looking at this and im wonder which one is better
    EVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti VS Radeon 6850
  10. 6850. For sure.
  11. Done I bought it :) Thank you so much with all your help. I am really appreciated it
  12. No problem. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me a PM. Have fun!
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