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March 10, 2012 12:11:25 AM

I recently bought a new 500 watt power supply from the store for $40. The brand is Golden Field, never heard of it before. My old brand was Foxtech. Both brands I have never heard of it. I normally always go with known brands, but I am upgrading in the near future so I saw no point buying a super good one.

The power supply looks just like the other one except it has no 6 pin pci express connector. My graphics card - geforce gts 250 needs a 6 pin connector.

Luckily I found a 2 molex to 6 pin pci-e connector in an old video card box.

The thing is, all my molex connectors are used for the top fan, side fan, and front panel fans. All these fans have lights as well.

Regardless I hooked everything up and all is good.

But my question is this bad for the video card? Normally a good card should have it's own power line.

Will this eventually kill this new power supply?
a c 665 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 12:22:27 AM

Sounds like a crappy PSU! The card will be fine sharing the line with a fan I have bigger problems with it running on a crappy over priced PSU!
a b ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 12:30:38 AM

It may not only kill the PSU, it has the potential to kill other components (mobo, GPU, CPU & peripherals) as well. Buying a cheap PSU is inviting disaster. Buying a good PSU is an investment that you can take with you to your next build.

I know that you are reluctant to spend unnecessarily, but toss out the crap PSU and get a good one. Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PCP&C, OCZ, Enermax inter alia are good PSUs. Sometimes you can find discounted units at Newegg.com or on Techbargains.com. But if you stick with the POS from Golden Field you have been warned.
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March 10, 2012 12:45:29 AM

chesteracorgi said:
It may not only kill the PSU, it has the potential to kill other components (mobo, GPU, CPU & peripherals) as well. Buying a cheap PSU is inviting disaster. Buying a good PSU is an investment that you can take with you to your next build.

I know that you are reluctant to spend unnecessarily, but toss out the crap PSU and get a good one. Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PCP&C, OCZ, Enermax inter alia are good PSUs. Sometimes you can find discounted units at Newegg.com or on Techbargains.com. But if you stick with the POS from Golden Field you have been warned.

thanks for the responses guys.

newegg.ca and ncix.ca are the best choices for me.

I only know of Antec, OCZ, and Corsair brands. Glad to know a few more good choices thanks to you.

For a new gaming computer what size of power supply would you recommend. You say transfer over. Okay. So how big. 750 watts? I have never gone over 500 watts.
March 10, 2012 1:07:08 AM

You should be fine with 500W-600W with a single video card, even the high-end video cards. If you crossfire/SLI, most people go with more like 750W-850W to be safe.

Note that I say, "to be safe." These ranges are pretty conservative and leave some margin for error. You could probably get by with slightly less in many cases, particularly single-card setups, but I'd rather not chance it if it was my machine.

As for your current PSU, yeah, it sounds like a real piece of poo. I'd take it back if you can. You could probably get everything to work by hooking two of the case fans up to the power headers on the motherboard,= and then using the free molex plugs to power the GTS 250, which is not the most power-hungry card in the world. But like others have said, even if you can technically make it work, I would not trust a knockoff-brand PSU. I would be pissed at the store for even carrying it.
a c 273 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 1:31:56 AM

Why waste money on crap.
Decent units are sold in Canada all the time for cheap!
Antec High Current Gamer 400W 30A = 3yr warranty
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC3174&v...
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W =$56.73/ $36.73 after mir = 3yr warranty
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC0017&v...
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 =3yr warranty
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC3744&v...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...
Really good deal!
XFX 450W Core Edition = 5yr warranty
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=63238&vpn=P1450SX2B9&...
March 10, 2012 1:43:19 AM

basically I bought it because I was impatient. I have 3 days off and no computer at all would suck. It's not like I can order one online and it will come tomorrow :D 

I called many stores and most are a rip off. Online is always better, I know.

A a refurbished 750 watt at one store was $200. A known brand at the store I went to were $170 for a 600 something watt.
March 10, 2012 2:29:46 AM

Golden Field is a chinese manufacturer... that explains it
March 10, 2012 4:54:48 AM

C0MMANDO said:
Golden Field is a chinese manufacturer... that explains it

:whistle: 
a c 243 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 1:03:12 PM

That list is to outdated to be of much value anymore
Many of listed units are discontinued, some because they proved to not be as good as the Tier ranking would have you believe.
OCZ EliteXtream is a prime example, a Tier 1 psu that was discontinued in less than a year, to funny.
PCP&C Silencer is a completely different animal now than it was when it was added to the list.
Why not provide the OP with our own, more up to date list
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recomm...
a c 273 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 1:09:51 PM

^+1 i agree 100% that list is a joke!
a b ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 1:28:41 PM

Never noticed the date on that list! Thanks for "our" list (and thanks that my psu is still on it) :D 
a c 665 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 2:07:06 PM

The old list is still good on most PSU's to avoid!
a b ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 2:34:10 PM

Start with NCIX, may find deals elsewhere. How to choose a PSU:

1) Calculate TOTAL WATTAGE, using an online calculator (if you overclock, or intend to upgrade to a better CPU or graphics card make sure to include that).

2) The AMPS for the PSU (+12V rail) must be more than the graphics card requirement. (If a GTX570 required 38Amps I'd recommend 45Amps or greater. WARNING: if multiple rails don't just add them up. You must find the "combined" value which could be much lower.)

Here are two good PSU's from NCIX (Total Wattage,Amps for graphics card). You MAY find better deals for your needs, although a good PSU will last a long time so consider if you intend to build a new system in a couple years and just spend $90 to $130 now.

1) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47755&vpn=ST...
(750W, 60A)

2) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62915&vpn=PP...
(650W, 4x25A *probably about 70Amps total which is crazy high)

Summary:
- FSP is a great PSU if still on sale
- calculate TOTAL WATTAGE
- compare AMPS for graphics card
- look for SALES
- read reviews and comments
a c 243 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 2:53:23 PM

photonboy said:

2) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62915&vpn=PP...
(650W, 4x25A *probably about 70Amps total which is crazy high)

:o 
650w/12v= 54.16a

The label shows 600 watts available to the 12v
600w/12v=50a

rolli59 said:
The old list is still good on most PSU's to avoid!

Agreed

Chaz21 said:
Never noticed the date on that list! Thanks for "our" list (and thanks that my psu is still on it) :D 

It's not about the date on it, it's actually older than that, it's about it's lack of upkeep.
By "our" I mean the Tomshardware community, Proximon is responsible for it

davcon said:
^+1 i agree 100% that list is a joke!

I don't consider it a joke, alot of work went into it originally, again it's about it's upkeep.
a b ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 3:40:53 PM

delluser1 said:


By "our" I mean the Tomshardware community

I know (I'm including all of us here in the "our") :) 


delluser1 said:
Proximon is responsible for it

And I thank him for it and you for bringing it to my attention. Thanks again!
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