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July 27, 2012 3:29:20 AM

So, Im trying to upgrade my graphics card only to find out my computer has a 250w PSU.

If you want specs to my computer here it is: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02...


Now, Whats the best psu for the cheapest buck? Is it compatible for my PC? If you feel like i am taking graphics card request as well.

Your Confused Pc Enthusiast
- Chris Poteraske


Price range - 60$
Graphics card Price range - 150$

More about : 250w upgrade 550 600w

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July 27, 2012 3:40:28 AM
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July 27, 2012 3:41:09 AM

pre or post rebates?

use promo code EMCNCHN24 if you are buying the psu above soon. as for gpu, if you can somehow manage to push a little off budget, its possible to get a 68070/560. if budget is a problem, there is a GTX 560 for ~154 albeit its not the best 560
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July 27, 2012 3:45:08 AM

For PSU i recommend
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
15% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN24, ends 7/26 For GPU i recommend XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 900M Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 1x HDMI, Dual DVI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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July 27, 2012 3:46:15 AM

bigcyco1 said:
For PSU i recommend
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
15% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN24, ends 7/26


So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.
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July 27, 2012 3:47:33 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.



you cant really beat it at the current moment with free shipping and 15% off. before it was 10$ shipping. without the shipping cost, the psu hands down is the best option for the price, no arguments about it.
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July 27, 2012 3:48:34 AM

dudewitbow said:
you cant really beat it at the current moment with free shipping and 15% off. before it was 10$ shipping. without the shipping cost, the psu hands down is the best option for the price, no arguments about it.


Definitely agree. It's the main one I recommend for most people recently, it seems.
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July 27, 2012 3:52:21 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
So that's two people that have recommended that now, lol.
Yeah but you beat me dam it :lol:  It's a great PSU
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July 27, 2012 3:54:47 AM

Just bought the psu :D 

All thats left is the GPU
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July 27, 2012 3:58:05 AM

chrispoteraske said:
All thats left is the GPU


Well, you can choose from the ones that i listed (or find one like them), but I really do agree with dudewitbow. If you can extend your budget a bit, a GTX 560 or 6870 would be my actual recommendation.
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July 27, 2012 3:58:48 AM

basically gpu wise you have a few choices


choice a) use something like a HD 7770 or a HD 6850 that fits in budget
choice b) go a bit past that budget and get a HD 6870/gtx 560
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July 27, 2012 4:04:59 AM

You can get a 6950 for 199.99 but i know that's a big stretch from your budget lol
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July 27, 2012 4:12:34 AM

Best answer selected by ChrisPoteraske.
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