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Help! What PSU should I use for my Nvidia Geforce Gtx 550 Ti 1Gb?

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May 18, 2012 2:29:18 AM

I just got myself a Nvidia Geforce Gtx 550 ti 1GB but I'm not sure on what psu to get to make it work properly.

I have an HP Desktop:

CPU- AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 521 3.50 GHz

RAM- 4Gb

GPU- Nvidia Geforce Gtx 550 Ti 1Gb and a stock psu with 250w max.
May 18, 2012 3:05:57 AM

Ironslice said:
Well the minimum recommended is 400W, so I'm sure a 450W-500W will work fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99 after rebate


Would that psu come with all the necessary cords like the stock one does? Also will it fit in my HP desktop case?
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May 18, 2012 3:17:26 AM

Use only Coolermaster, Antec or Corsair when picking as other companys put up fake wattage and usually end up with unhappy customers. Its not worth frying your new graphics card over 5$ in price
May 18, 2012 3:22:55 AM

firo40 said:
Use only Coolermaster, Antec or Corsair when picking as other companys put up fake wattage and usually end up with unhappy customers. Its not worth frying your new graphics card over 5$ in price


Any suggestions for a psu? One that will have the cords like the stock psu, and be able to fit.
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May 18, 2012 3:24:02 AM

firo40 said:
Use only Coolermaster, Antec or Corsair when picking as other companys put up fake wattage and usually end up with unhappy customers. Its not worth frying your new graphics card over 5$ in price


That's better... Antec and Corsair are great for the most part though (although there are a small minority of bad ones).

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May 18, 2012 3:29:52 AM
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A little more than you need, but it's only $5 more than the one listed above, is as good or better, and will work for you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 18, 2012 3:33:08 AM

I would recommend at least a quality 450w for good measure. Maybe a better one in case you want to use it for future upgrades? Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Enermax are all good brands.
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May 18, 2012 3:35:27 AM

_zxzxzx_ said:
I would recommend at least a quality 450w for good measure. Maybe a better one in case you want to use it for future upgrades? Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Enermax are all good brands.


Why do people STILL continue to recommend Coolermaster? :pfff: 

They're not the worst, but they're nowhere near something that should be recommended either.
May 18, 2012 3:37:26 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
A little more than you need, but it's only $5 more than the one listed above, is as good or better, and will work for you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does this have all the cords like the stock one does? I worried to get the one that doesn't have the cords that will go with all the components in my computer. Also will this fit in my computer?
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May 18, 2012 3:39:17 AM

Yoto said:
Does this have all the cords like the stock one does? I worried to get the one that doesn't have the cords that will go with all the components in my computer. Also will this fit in my computer?


I would venture a guess that it has more than you'll ever need. And if the case is a normal ATX sized case (not a small form factor one) yes, it will fit.
May 18, 2012 3:48:51 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I would venture a guess that it has more than you'll ever need. And if the case is a normal ATX sized case (not a small form factor one) yes, it will fit.


To be safe, I took a screenshot of the stock psu I still have in there, would that be the normal ATX size?

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5917/img0758tp.jpg
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May 18, 2012 3:55:16 AM

Yoto said:
To be safe, I took a screenshot of the stock psu I still have in there, would that be the normal ATX size?

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5917/img0758tp.jpg


Yeah, that looks like it's a standard ATX size. The way you have the case positioned threw me off for a second though, lol. I was like "wait a second, I've never seen anything like that", but then I realized you positioned it strangely (back of the case on the desk).
May 18, 2012 4:01:08 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yeah, that looks like it's a standard ATX size. The way you have the case positioned threw me off for a second though, lol. I was like "wait a second, I've never seen anything like that", but then I realized you positioned it strangely (back of the case on the desk).

Haha, forgive me I took the picture with my Ipod. One more question, would this psu give me enough power to play games such as Skyrim and Battlefield 3? I appreciate your help by the way!
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May 18, 2012 4:05:11 AM

Yoto said:
Haha, forgive me I took the picture with my Ipod. One more question, would this psu give me enough power to play games such as Skyrim and Battlefield 3? I appreciate your help by the way!


Oh yeah, it's more than enough for the 550 Ti. It would be enough for a 560 Ti. The games themselves don't matter, it's the GPU and what it requires that matters. I just recommended a 600W PSU to give you a little headroom for the future.
May 18, 2012 4:09:56 AM

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May 18, 2012 4:11:25 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Oh yeah, it's more than enough for the 550 Ti. It would be enough for a 560 Ti. The games themselves don't matter, it's the GPU and what it requires that matters. I just recommended a 600W PSU to give you a little headroom for the future.


Thank you! I shall order this right away!
a c 76 ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:15:22 AM

No problem at all! :) 
May 18, 2012 4:21:02 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
No problem at all! :) 

Kinda off topic but do you play any games? Was curious.
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May 18, 2012 4:29:16 AM

Yoto said:
Kinda off topic but do you play any games? Was curious.


I play mostly racing type games like Dirt 3 and F1 2011. I'll play games like BF3 and MW3 every now and then, but I'm not very good, so I just tend to not play those much, lol. Racing games are what I'm good at, so that's what I enjoy the most. I used to be great at the Unreal Tournament games though...
May 18, 2012 4:34:10 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I play mostly racing type games like Dirt 3 and F1 2011. I'll play games like BF3 and MW3 every now and then, but I'm not very good, so I just tend to not play those much, lol. Racing games are what I'm good at, so that's what I enjoy the most. I used to be great at the Unreal Tournament games though...

That's funny, I'm horrible at racing games but I'm good with shooting games haha! Is Dirt 3 fun?
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May 18, 2012 4:37:50 AM

Yoto said:
That's funny, I'm horrible at racing games but I'm good with shooting games haha! Is Dirt 3 fun?


It's very fun to me, yeah. It's not a straight up simulation game like F1 2011, but that's better in a way, I guess, lol, because it's not as hard, if you just want to play a game for the fun of it.
May 18, 2012 4:47:44 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It's very fun to me, yeah. It's not a straight up simulation game like F1 2011, but that's better in a way, I guess, lol, because it's not as hard, if you just want to play a game for the fun of it.

Do you have Steam?
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May 18, 2012 4:52:03 AM

Yoto said:
Do you have Steam?


No, actually... When I play Steam games online, I play at a friends house or something, on their account. That should tell you how rarely I play online games, lol. I'm weird, I know :lol: 
May 18, 2012 5:20:31 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
No, actually... When I play Steam games online, I play at a friends house or something, on their account. That should tell you how rarely I play online games, lol. I'm weird, I know :lol: 

Your not weird at all! Say! How do I add you?
a c 76 ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 5:23:23 AM

What do you mean? On here? I don't think there IS a way to add contacts or friends on here, actually. I've don't know about it anyway.
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