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Good enough psu for HD 7750

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August 13, 2012 6:06:08 PM

My friend has this computer http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

I want to upgrade it by dropping in the h61m-u3s3, an i3-2120, 4 or 8 gb of 1333 ram, and an hd 7750 but im not sure if the psu will handle it. I'm assuming a low profile 7750 will fit in the case.

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August 13, 2012 6:28:17 PM

It would be very risky. Your system may reach the full capacity of the psu. Most people are saying that the 7750 will work on a 250w psu since it uses 75w max but it is not recommended. Please note that some 7750 models uses more power.
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August 13, 2012 6:38:28 PM

Get a 300W minimum to be safe, low wattage PSUs are pretty cheap
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August 13, 2012 7:04:19 PM

I would get a new PS....HP often comes with 250-300 watt Bestec AKA Worstec. I am getting an Antec VP-450 to replace my 300 watt Bestec on my HP. It's typically priced below $40....mine was $39 plus tax with free shipping from Newegg.ca

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August 13, 2012 7:46:08 PM

+1 for the CX430
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August 13, 2012 8:50:28 PM

My VP-450 arrived today. It was dead on arrival. This is the 2nd report of a DOA that I am aware of. :( 

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August 13, 2012 9:44:05 PM

I heard that I should avoid corsair "builder" psu's.
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August 14, 2012 11:35:33 AM

The Builder series is the value oriented line frm Corsair, but they are decent quality PSUs from a good, customer friendly company and are a great price-performance buy. You're not going to find a better PSU in the price range of the CX430 at $25. Who told you to stay away from the Builder series and what was their reasoning?
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August 14, 2012 4:26:21 PM

^i've seen a few members comment to stay away from them, due to low quality
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August 14, 2012 5:16:39 PM

The Builder series isn't a top-tier PSU and it's not designed to be. The only issue that Johnnyguru had with it was the build quality...primarily soldering: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
It is arguably the value-king especially when it's $20 after discount/MIR. Despite the potential for some sub-par soldering it is still an exceptional value for $20.
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