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a c 158 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 11:50:30 AM

That is an overpriced POS; get a good quality PSU. Your PSU is a standard ATX PSU and any ATX PSU should be able to replace it in your PC. Are you upgrading to support a GPU? If yes, then what GPU and will there be any other upgrades?
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April 30, 2012 12:34:18 PM

OP (mjforet), go to Newegg.com and sign up for their email list. Buy an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX PSU ONLY. I suggest the Corsair CX430 when it goes on sale for $16.

If you consider any other brands, ask for feedback before you make a purchase as most brands are utter garbage and will damage your components.

Btw, why do you want to upgrade your PSU? Is your system crashing a lot lately?

EDIT: Holey smokes! I just looked at that link! That PSU is really bad and expensive. Seriously, go to http://newegg.com
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April 30, 2012 12:36:20 PM

Btw, this is on "Shell Shocker" right now and will not be on sale much longer. You can absolutely not beat this price and this PSU will absolutely reliably do everything you want for the next several years: http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=S...

You should buy the Antec Neo Eco 620C right now. So that you understand I'm serious about this being good, look at my build: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/configuration.php?con...
I am using this PSU now because it's solid.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 9:28:44 PM

mjforet said:
ok these are the two i want to put into my computer

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+6770+1G...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Ultra+-+Lifetime+Series+Pro...

I need a better graphics card to game. Diablo III is coming out and I already have a quad core processor. just wanted to see if these would be compatible with my HP PAVILION comp. model no. p7-1254

HD6770 for $95 after MIR and a free game from Newegg....the one at BB is 50% more expensive and you have to pay taxes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Stay away from that Ultra PSU. Something like this OCZ ModXstream for $35 after discount and MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Less expensive and much better than that Ultra.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 9:33:04 PM

The PSU is ATX and will fit in the case. Your mobo has a PCIe x16 slot so it can accept the video card. The 6770 is not a large GPU so you shouldn't have any problems with the length of the card.
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April 30, 2012 10:05:25 PM

Rugger said:
The PSU is ATX and will fit in the case. Your mobo has a PCIe x16 slot so it can accept the video card. The 6770 is not a large GPU so you shouldn't have any problems with the length of the card.


I sure do appreciate the info. None of these products have a lifetime warranty and yes they are a little cheaper than BB products
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April 30, 2012 10:16:43 PM

If you want to spend $140 on a graphics card, then get a 6870 from Newegg.com for $130. It's nearly twice as fast as a 6770 (5770 is the exact same card): http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=296
Even if a 6870 isn't $130 today, it will be soon again. Sign up for Newegg.com's email list to catch deals like this: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/72702/amazon.com-xfx-ra...

I'm actually pretty serious about sticking to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. OCZ makes some decent PSUs, but they're definitely not my top choice unless I have no better options. You do though.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 10:48:26 PM

mjforet said:
I sure do appreciate the info. None of these products have a lifetime warranty and yes they are a little cheaper than BB products

I can understand the attraction of a lifetime warranty. It's one of the features that I look for when I buy my fishing rods. I just wouldn't want a lifetime of a low-quality product like that Ultra PSU. It's not 80+ certified. It's made by a generic Chinese OEM, ShenZhen RuiSheng Yuan. The 12V rails are weak at 38A - they should be around 50A. A middle-of-the-road 500W PSU, the OCZ ModXstream 500W, has 36A and the Seasonic S12II-520W has 40A. If that PSU fails and you have to use the warranty, then I hope it doesn't take any other components out with it....does the warranty cover other parts failing because of the PSU?
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May 1, 2012 1:49:28 AM

ok does anyone know of a good power supply that has these dimensions 5.9"d x 5.5"w x 3.4"h 550w.... it has to go in the hp case p7-1254 that is the dimensions of my power supply that is in it now but is only a 300w
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May 1, 2012 2:01:47 AM

mjforet said:
ok does anyone know of a good power supply that has these dimensions 5.9"d x 5.5"w x 3.4"h 550w.... it has to go in the hp case p7-1254 that is the dimensions of my power supply that is in it now but is only a 300w
The HP p7-1254 was in a standard ATX case. So any ATX power supply will work: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
So...pretty much anything. Just make sure it's a good brand, as we have discussed already.
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May 1, 2012 3:57:43 AM

Why do you keep giving us Best Buy links? The reason the people that know about tech don't recommend Best Buy is because they don't have a lot of great hardware at that great of prices. If you're picking them because they have stores, then go with Tiger Direct/Circuit City or Fry's.

Here's a bit of info about Dynex and Ultra power supplies: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I don't get why you keep linking terrible ones when we've told you Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX (PC Power & Cooling is great too) and Best Buy carries great choices for cheaper:
Antec http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?_dync...
Corsair http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?_dync...
XFX http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pc...
PC Power & Cooling http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pc...

Seriously, are you just trolling here? Because I feel like you're completely ignoring our suggestions.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 1, 2012 10:26:14 AM

Good parts that will serve you well. :) 
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May 2, 2012 2:19:42 AM

I'd get a $130 6870 and a $16 Corsair CX 430 off of Newegg and have a much better gaming machine, but it's your choice.

The OCZ ZS series is supposedly pretty solid. And XFX is a solid brand for the 6770.
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May 2, 2012 8:25:24 PM

If I would have got or seen the post before I already purchased everything then maybe I would have tried those.
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May 3, 2012 3:04:24 AM

Well I think you'll like your new parts. Enjoy :) .
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May 3, 2012 12:30:18 PM

thanks dalauder and thanks for your help with everything
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May 7, 2012 7:30:08 AM

Mjforet, I just want to know if you already change the psu and the gpu, i'm doing the same for my pc (same pc as yours), I just want to know how it's working out for you. Thanks. This thread helped me a lot.
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May 11, 2012 4:46:07 PM

I have only played and XP rated game and the video was excellent. Game-play was excellent. There was not any more lag and character jump. I only played long enough to check graphics out. I am waiting for Diablo III to come out. This is the reason why I bought PSU & GPU. The only thing that I have not figured out is if there is an adjustable fan speed setting/ feature.?.? I was told there was suppose to be a way to adjust fan speed during game-play.
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May 15, 2012 4:04:50 AM

hey guys,

my fiancee and I are breaking down and buying ourselves a desktop computer. I have given up on playing games on a laptop that is a few years old... I was looking at getting the same computer as mjforet and am actually in the same position as he is. The main games I am looking to play are Diablo 3 and a few other MMO's that I can already play on my laptop. I was wondering if those items listed (that he posted) were the best possible choices in a number of categories.

1. easy installment, I have installed a graphics card before but never a power supply
2. other-than-gaming-uses, being seniors in college we are going to be using the desktop for alot of papers
3. future use, will these items be able to stay current for a few years since things will be getting tight when student loan payments start coming up

as you can tell I really dont have much experience with computers and computer parts so simple talk would be appreciated
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 15, 2012 11:49:24 AM

corrymwiggins said:
hey guys,

my fiancee and I are breaking down and buying ourselves a desktop computer. I have given up on playing games on a laptop that is a few years old... I was looking at getting the same computer as mjforet and am actually in the same position as he is. The main games I am looking to play are Diablo 3 and a few other MMO's that I can already play on my laptop. I was wondering if those items listed (that he posted) were the best possible choices in a number of categories.

1. easy installment, I have installed a graphics card before but never a power supply
2. other-than-gaming-uses, being seniors in college we are going to be using the desktop for alot of papers
3. future use, will these items be able to stay current for a few years since things will be getting tight when student loan payments start coming up

as you can tell I really dont have much experience with computers and computer parts so simple talk would be appreciated

Corry,
Welcome to THG - you can get some great advice here. If you want to maximize the number of responses, then you should really start your own thread. If you Jack a thread, then you won't get a response from some people...less advice coming to you. I can understand wanting to piggy back on the info in this thread, but you'll get less responses this way. Your gaming requirements do not require an uber-PC even if you want to game at Ultra graphics settings.

Let's start with a couple of questions for you:
1. What is your budget? Something that you're comfortable with...I'm assuming that it is at least $520 + tax + Monitor (if you don't have one) + GPU + PSU. You're pushing $900 - $1100 depending on whether or not you have the monitor. That is a budget that can get you a much nicer homebuilt PC with more long-term stamina. Or a comparable PC for significantly less.
2. Do you have a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers/headphones? What size monitor do you have or do you want?
3. Do you have a copy of MS Office or are you going to be using something like OpenOffice?
4. Do you have a non-OEM copy of Windows?
5. Do you want/need the digital medai card reader that comes with this PC?
6. Do you expect to do a lot of video/photo editing?

You can answer in this thread and at least I will respond or you can start another thread with your baseline situation and the answers to these questions. All of your responses will impact the recommendations that are given.
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May 16, 2012 3:53:18 PM

ok so after some advice on the forum and intense watching of newegg support videos-for-beginners, I compared a few computers to the max system reqs for diablo and found this... my only concern is that some of the reviews are saying they stop working and a few other issues. But the majority of the comments are positive. Is it likely that the computer will arrive damaged?

anyway heres the item:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 16, 2012 7:29:08 PM

I wouldn't necessarily worry about it arriving damaged. I would be concerned about:
1. The quality of the PSU and the case. The PSU will be a generic and of low-quality. I consider the PSU to be one of the most important parts of a PC.
2. The performance of the GPU. Although the 6670 was able to maintain above 30FPS on high settings at 1080p, it has really low hardware requirements. You might easily find yourself underpowered in other games that you want to play.
3. This PC does not come with a monitor so you will still need to buy one if you don't already have one.
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May 16, 2012 7:33:14 PM

ok but as of now would it be able to run diablo at max, or high settings, and I could just buy those improvements later?
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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 16, 2012 10:08:08 PM

Sure looks like it.
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May 23, 2012 9:15:13 PM

or you could even get the set up I have and it works perfectly for diablo III. I have no issues running or playing game.
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May 23, 2012 9:17:31 PM

novic88 said:
Mjforet, I just want to know if you already change the psu and the gpu, i'm doing the same for my pc (same pc as yours), I just want to know how it's working out for you. Thanks. This thread helped me a lot.



Diablo III runs and plays perfect. If you have the same computer as I do I would recommend getting the same psu and gpu.
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