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550Ti - 400 Watt

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August 15, 2012 9:44:38 PM

Hello there,

Im about to upgrade my GPU a a bit into Gigabyte Gtx 550Ti 1GB. I have a problem in this upgrade which is my PSU. I have a 400Watt PSU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) this one. I;ll tell you my system and I would like you to advice if I can handle 550Ti to my system.

Cpu : i3 2120
Mobo : Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3
Ram : 1x4GB Kingston ( http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1333C9D3B1_4G.pdf )
HDD : 2 HDDs 7200rpm and 1HDD 5200Rpm.
1 single cd/dvd-rw
Soundcard : Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality ( http://ixbtlabs.com/news.html?10/49/52 )


If you need any further information please inform me .
Any help is appreciated .
Bill

More about : 550ti 400 watt

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August 15, 2012 10:08:13 PM

Your PSU should be able to provide enough power in theory, but I'm a little concerned due to Cooler Master putting false lables on some of the eXtreme Power series of PSU's... http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/728/

August 15, 2012 10:09:46 PM

It should be able to handle it however if you can try getting a better one. Something with 500 or 600watts from Corsair,seasonic or antec.
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a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 10:11:39 PM

A Corsair CX430v2 should be able to handle OP's rig just fine :)  no need to get a 500w-600w :lol: 
August 15, 2012 10:15:51 PM

mocchan said:
Your PSU should be able to provide enough power in theory, but I'm a little concerned due to Cooler Master putting false lables on some of the eXtreme Power series of PSU's... http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/728/


This PSU is 4 years in use and I haven't seen any problems yet. But, If I get 550Ti and something goes bad , what should I expected ? Could my hardware be damaged ?
a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 10:17:14 PM

vexous said:
This PSU is 4 years in use and I haven't seen any problems yet. But, If I get 550Ti and something goes bad , what should I expected ? Could my hardware be damaged ?

Lower quality PSU's are renowned for blowing up (literally) and taking other pieces of hardware with it, such as your Motherboard, GPU, CPU, etc. I wouldn't want to take a risk to be honest.
August 15, 2012 10:21:02 PM

mocchan said:
Lower quality PSU's are renowned for blowing up (literally) and taking other pieces of hardware with it, such as your Motherboard, GPU, CPU, etc. I wouldn't want to take a risk to be honest.


Okay :)  Thanks for the advice mate . For now I won't take any risk, but I'd like more opinions here.
a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 10:22:48 PM

vexous said:
Okay :)  Thanks for the advice mate . For now I won't take any risk, but I'd like more opinions here.


You're welcome :)  I'll make a list for you, just one moment.

**EDIT** List -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any of these will be fine.
August 15, 2012 10:28:31 PM



Thank you again . I'll see them and if I find one that I can afford it Ill buy it for soon :D 
Gaming cannot wait that much :p 
a b ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 10:32:38 PM

vexous said:
Thank you again . I'll see them and if I find one that I can afford it Ill buy it for soon :D 
Gaming cannot wait that much :p 


You're very welcome and good luck! :) 
August 18, 2012 1:31:41 AM

550Ti purchased and it's working good. I hope many can see this and if they have the same prob they could use that post. :) 
!