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Need help with picking a psu - model/compatibility

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September 9, 2012 11:46:51 PM

I recently purchased a new gpu in order to run Guild Wars 2 at more than 10 fps. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The card worked great and the game was beautiful, but the following day my computer had trouble starting and i found that the psu was not enough to support the gpu. While in game the fan had sounded like a vacuum and i was informed by multiple sources that my psu was also dying. In any case, i require a new one and have little idea what i'm doing.

I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... recommended in a basic guide for low budgets(i'm not looking for top quality stuff, just enough to run the game/gpu well and for a long time) and evidently it can run a gpu more powerful than what i bought just fine.

So on that note i think i'm set, but i don't know if it's compatible with my system whatsoever. My cpu model is an HP Pavilion p6616f http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume... and i've made no hardware changes to it other than adding the gpu, which has currently been removed. It's been about 3 years since i purchased it.

Is the psu i'm looking at compatible with my system? If not, can anyone offer any recommendations? Assistance would be much appreciated.

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September 10, 2012 12:24:08 AM

The Antec VP450 is a very nice, budget-oriented PSU and more than sufficient to run your system with the added HD6570. Great job choosing a good PSU.
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a c 165 ) Power supply
September 10, 2012 12:51:59 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
I'd avoid the Antec ... they make some great PSU lines but the VP isn't one of those.

8.3 rating http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/VP350P/9.html

better off with this one, which is rated higher and is also $10 cheaper

8.8 rating http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/8.h...

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


the VP 350 (delta) and VP 450 (FSP) use different platforms with the VP450 being the better of the two and a solid budget PSU. more then capable of running a mid level video card much less the AMD 6570

We were extremely impressed by the Antec VP450 power supply, which proved to be an above average budget power supply.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...


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a c 158 ) Power supply
September 10, 2012 2:05:52 PM

The Corsair CX43 V2 is also a good performing, budget PSU and a phenomenal deal after MIR. If you don't mind the wait for the rebate, then it will cost less in the end, has one more year of warranty, and is definitly sufficient for your PC. If you've already purchased the VP450 then it's no worth returning/exchanging it for the CX430 IMO.
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September 10, 2012 7:31:07 PM

Alright, i purchased the VP450. Thanks for the insight :) 
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a c 158 ) Power supply
September 10, 2012 9:30:57 PM

Glad we could help!
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