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PSU and Motherboard Question

I know I probably sound like a bit of an idiot here (I'm not extremely familiar with the PSU and motherboard relationship), but does it matter what I kind of PSU I buy to hook up to my Motherboard? Are there specific types?


I ask this because I'm going to upgrade my GPU, but my PSU isn't capable.
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  1. The main thing that matters is you actually get one that's good (mainly go by brand) and not a $20 one. What is the GPU that you want so we know what kind of power it should be (mainly just how many PCI-E power connectors it needs) along with a budget.
  2. Just to be safe, it might be a good idea to list your motherboard and case just in case you have an unusual setup.
  3. My motherboard is the ASUS P8H77-M PRO.

    Sorry guys.
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    Boo Yes said:
    My motherboard is the ASUS P8H77-M PRO.

    Sorry guys.

    Nothing unusual about that board. You can use any ATX12V / EPS12V PSU available. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014006&IsNodeId=1&name=ATX12V%20%2f%20EPS12V&Order=RATING
    PSUs today are vary standardized, as are motherboards. If you would like to get an idea of the size, use one of the PSU calculators available: http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
    Good brands are Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX, PC Power and Cooling, and most Rosewills.
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