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June 19, 2012 2:51:27 PM

I finished my first build and I got help from my local computer store and they said that I should get between a 550-650 watt psu instead of the 430 that I bought. They said it would not have been good for my graphics card.

I need a cheap but GOOD psu to buy. I do not know much about parts and what brands and good so if you don't mind helping me out that would be great!

Almost forgot to mention I need the psu to have a two six pin vga power rail.

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June 19, 2012 3:08:31 PM

Cheap and good is always the goal. I wont suggest a PSU, but in your search, look for 80 plus certified. This ensures a 80% efficiency. Then add a medal to that, bronze, silver and gold, and you ensure even more efficiency. More efficiency means less money in power, and more importantly, less heat in your case. Your goal is to find a cheap 80 plus supply, which is hard to come by. I really like Seasonic, but they aren't necessarily cheap.
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June 19, 2012 3:12:14 PM

Pearlmam said:
Cheap and good is always the goal. I wont suggest a PSU, but in your search, look for 80 plus certified. This ensures a 80% efficiency. Then add a medal to that, bronze, silver and gold, and you ensure even more efficiency. More efficiency means less money in power, and more importantly, less heat in your case. Your goal is to find a cheap 80 plus supply, which is hard to come by. I really like Seasonic, but they aren't necessarily cheap.




Thanks for the advice:) 
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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2012 3:13:54 PM

Post your complete PC specs.
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June 19, 2012 3:29:12 PM

bartholomew said:
Post your complete PC specs.



Motherboard- Gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3
Graphics card- asus gtx560 ti direct cu II top
Memory- 4G
Hard Drive- 750G

Did not put everything is that as much info as you need?
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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2012 4:31:26 PM

Antec HCG 520
SeaSonic S12ii 520
SeaSonic M12ii 520
OCZ ZS Series 550W
XFX Core Edition PRO550W

As long as you're not Overclocking your GPU, any one of these should be sufficient.

btw, which CPU? is it OC'd?
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June 19, 2012 4:43:48 PM

bartholomew said:
Antec HCG 520
SeaSonic S12ii 520
SeaSonic M12ii 520
OCZ ZS Series 550W
XFX Core Edition PRO550W

As long as you're not Overclocking your GPU, any one of these should be sufficient.

btw, which CPU? is it OC'd?



Sorry I ment to put the CPU.
It is a intel core i3 2120.
Thanks man I will check them out.
My GPU says overclocked on the box I do not know if that means it is already overclocked or it just has the ability to be overclocked.
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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2012 4:45:24 PM

if the box says overclocked, then it means that the graphics card has been factory-overclocked i.e. it is already overclocked.
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June 19, 2012 8:06:09 PM

Watch the NewEgg shell shockers. I've recently bought some 620w Antec Neo Ecos for $49.99 and then got $15 rebates on top of that.
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