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Is my psu good enough?

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August 15, 2012 7:54:57 PM

My desktop is a factory standard HP m9451uk (link to specs below).
I have just bought a Geforce GTX550ti graphics card to upgrade it a bit. The current power supply is 300W but the card says to use a minimum 400W supply.
I'm not planning on running multiple monitors and my max resolution is 1600x1200, I do intend to play games like Crysis 1,2&3, Skyrim and Napoleon Total War on high graphic settings (if not highest where possible). Do you think my 300W PSU cope? If I try and it can't cope, could it damage other components?

Thanks
Rob

Specs here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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August 15, 2012 8:03:45 PM

With OEM PCs like that one you're generally given what you need to run whats in the PC. I wouldn't trust that PSU with the addition of a 550ti. You might want to look at getting a decent 400w or better PSU.
August 15, 2012 8:20:33 PM

Thanks, I thought that would be the case. Can anyone recommend anything?
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August 15, 2012 8:20:56 PM

Thanks, I thought that would be the case. Can anyone recommend anything?
August 15, 2012 8:29:09 PM

Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling - all great brands. For the GTX 550ti 400 watts would be, however, if you buy a quality PSU you may choose a better more powerful PSU (600 Watt) for future use in this or your next rig.

Good Luck !!
August 16, 2012 8:09:15 AM

Thanks guys. Getting a Corsair CX430.
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