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PSU Upgrade

Last response: in Components
April 29, 2012 8:47:30 PM

Hey guys, I'm need to upgrade my psu, Here's the specs:
AMD A8-3800 cpu
8gb (2x4 gb) Ram
Acer mATX mobo
1x DVD rw drive
1x 1.5 tb 5400rpm hdd
XFX radeon 6850 gpu (that's why I need a new psu)
Current psu: 300 watt.

I used newegg's calculator and it said I needed about 450 watts. I think the gpu requires 2x6 pin connectors, so that might be an issue. I also don't want to spend more than 50 dollars, the cheaper the better (I'm sure even the worst psu's are better than the generic one I have now, but I still want it to be quality). I would also prefer to buy it off of, but if there's a really good deal on newegg I guess that'll be okay.

So can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap, quality, 450 watt+ psu? Thanks for your time :) 

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a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 9:19:53 PM

A good, 550 watt or 650 watt will be sufficient for your needs.

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a b ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 9:55:56 PM

the modstream is a solid PSU and will meet your needs. $70-$15 out the door = $55 plus another $20in MIR. you won't find a better deal for that price

corsair 500w as an alternative, solid budget PSU for a good price

May 5, 2012 12:46:23 AM

Best answer selected by hobojo007.