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July 20, 2012 6:59:17 PM

Hey guys, i'm a computer noob and i need help picking out a PSU that would work with my graphics card and work with my comp.

So this is the desktop i'm getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this is graphics card i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i appreciate the help guys!

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July 20, 2012 7:06:21 PM

The computer that your getting has a 480w psu in it and the video card that you want requires a 450w power supply so the psu that comes with that computer is good enough for that video card.
So your taking out the video card that comes with the computer?
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July 20, 2012 7:08:08 PM

Anything 500W+ with two PCIe connectors and is produced by a decent manufacturer.

Corsair, Antec, or OCZ usually have some good value options.

A few examples to get you started:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im not from the US but these are good PSU's for your setup, something along these lines or better will work well for you. Best to dig around for the best prices though

Edit: Didnt think to check if the PSU you already have would be suitable, should be alright but youll want to make sure you have 2 PCIe connections. Not a big fan of using molex adapters!
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July 20, 2012 7:09:00 PM

yea i want to replace it with the one
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July 20, 2012 7:19:01 PM

Yeah, the 480 W PSU in there isn't meant for a system like that, i am actually surprised it will run that system at all. If you go into the pictures, pick the one that looks at the side with the side panel off, you can zoom in on the PSU and read the load label.

3.3 V 28 A, 5 V 36 A, 12 V 16 A

That is only 192 W of 12 V capacity that is trying to feed a system with a CPU that eats up to 95 W of 12 V power, and the graphics card you picked out needs around 130 W at peak, plus the motherboard and drives need some 12 V power, it is definitely a good idea to replace that PSU, and a very good idea if you intend to put that GPU in there.

The Corsair CX 500 that paddy linked to would do much better.
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July 20, 2012 7:23:50 PM

Nicely Spotted hunter! was trying to dig up info on the PSU in that build.

Definitely reinstating my vote for the upgrade!
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a c 254 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 7:45:42 PM

The Antec earthwatts 500w does not come with a power cord so you either have to buy one or use the one from your old computer if you have one.
SeaSonic is one of the top brands for making power supplies and has the top reputation of dependable and efficient power supplies.

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $59.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 30, 2012 12:06:25 AM

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