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Need help selecting the correct power supply

Hi, can anyone point me to a good power supply from newegg.com? I'm a newbie and I don't want to end up getting the wrong PSU or a brand that is not good. It can't be something expensive because I'm on a budget. :)

I'm looking for a 500+ watts PSU. I would like one with a 120mm fan. Below is a picture of the one I'm using that came with the case.

My motherboard is Asus P5VD2 MXSE. Thanks in advance for the help! :D

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Edited to add more info: I'm using a fanless graphic card right now, but once I get the new power supply I will change it to this graphic card to see if my computer won't reboot with it. That's the reason I'm getting a new PSU, my pc keeps rebooting or freezing when I'm watching a movie, videos or have too many things open. :fou:
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  1. MidNiteMoon said:
    Hi, can anyone point me to a good power supply from newegg.com? I'm a newbie and I don't want to end up getting the wrong PSU or a brand that is not good. It can't be something expensive because I'm on a budget. :)

    I'm looking for a 500 watts PSU. I would like one with a 120mm fan. Below is a picture of the one I'm using that came with the case.

    My motherboard is Asus P5VD2 MXSE. Thanks in advance for the help! :D

    http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3354/getattachment18y.th.jpg


    It wouldn't be responsible for someone to recommend a power supply without knowing the exact make and model number of the video card you are using. However, considering that your current power supply is capable of a maximum of 216W (+12V X 18A)
    Probably your best bet for a replacement would be the Antec Earthwatts EA-380D.
    That is, unless you are also planning to upgrade your video card.

    But then it would be foolish to recommend a power supply without knowing the video card...
  2. id get something like this
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63238
  3. davec80 said:
    It wouldn't be responsible for someone to recommend a power supply without knowing the exact make and model number of the video card you are using. However, considering that your current power supply is capable of a maximum of 216W (+12V X 18A)
    Probably your best bet for a replacement would be the Antec Earthwatts EA-380D.
    That is, unless you are also planning to upgrade your video card.

    But then it would be foolish to recommend a power supply without knowing the video card...


    Sorry about not providing enough information. I edited my post to add my computer specs. :)
  4. MidNiteMoon said:
    Hi, can anyone point me to a good power supply from newegg.com? I'm a newbie and I don't want to end up getting the wrong PSU or a brand that is not good. It can't be something expensive because I'm on a budget. :)

    I'm looking for a 500+ watts PSU. I would like one with a 120mm fan. Below is a picture of the one I'm using that came with the case.

    My motherboard is Asus P5VD2 MXSE. Thanks in advance for the help! :D

    http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3354/getattachment18y.th.jpg

    http://imageshack.us/a/img443/8988/104201232245am.png

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us


    Edited to add more info: I'm using a fanless graphic card right now, but once I get the new power supply I will change it to this graphic card to see if my computer won't reboot with it. That's the reason I'm getting a new PSU, my pc keeps rebooting or freezing when I'm watching a movie, videos or have too many things open. :fou:


    Hi MidNiteMoon - How much are looking to spend on ur 500w PSU?

    Tom
  5. toyftw said:
    Hi MidNiteMoon - How much are looking to spend on ur 500w PSU?

    Tom


    I'm looking to spend around $60, if it can be done for that price. I want something 500w or over. Unless the experts here feel I won't have the rebooting problem if I get a PSU below 500watts. :)
  6. get the psu i suggested
  7. TheBigTroll said:
    get the psu i suggested


    Thanks, but I would like a PSU with 500 watts, the one you suggested is 450 watts. :)
  8. your system specs do not require 550w. if you want one here you go. its 5 bucks more
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1061
  9. Checking in to see if anyone else has any other suggestions? Anyone, help? :( :)
  10. MidNiteMoon said:
    I'm looking to spend around $60, if it can be done for that price. I want something 500w or over. Unless the experts here feel I won't have the rebooting problem if I get a PSU below 500watts. :)


    Hi again If you haven't purch yet - consider the attached - It'll cost you $57.99 up front, but has a $20MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    Tom
  11. toyftw said:
    Hi again If you haven't purch yet - consider the attached - It'll cost you $57.99 up front, but has a $20MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    Tom



    Hi, do you have another PSU you can recommend besides this one? The sale is over, it went up to $70.:(
  12. MidNiteMoon said:
    Hi, do you have another PSU you can recommend besides this one? The sale is over, it went up to $70.:(


    Hi - look at this if 500w is OK - I'll look for others in a min or two.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Tom
  13. Best answer
    MidNiteMoon said:
    Hi, do you have another PSU you can recommend besides this one? The sale is over, it went up to $70.:(


    Here are a couple more below $60 shipping. Both have 40+ amps on +12v rail and both have 2 (6 & 6+2)power connectors for GPU's.

    I believe both are solid, but have not read any reviews. You should do that as a matter of course - check JonnyGuru, Hardware Secrets, Guru3d.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    The Antec will run you Approx $47 w/shipping, the Rosewill approx $55 with an extra yr on the warranty, both promo's limited time as always.

    Tom
  14. MidNiteMoon said:
    Hi, do you have another PSU you can recommend besides this one? The sale is over, it went up to $70.:(


    BTW - same thing happened to me - was waiting for my cutoff day on cr card (to go to next month's bill) and the sale ended before that date.
    I ended up with a better PSU, but paid more than I wanted to.

    Tom
  15. Best answer selected by MidNiteMoon.
  16. toyftw said:
    Here are a couple more below $60 shipping. Both have 40+ amps on +12v rail and both have 2 (6 & 6+2)power connectors for GPU's.

    I believe both are solid, but have not read any reviews. You should do that as a matter of course - check JonnyGuru, Hardware Secrets, Guru3d.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    The Antec will run you Approx $47 w/shipping, the Rosewill approx $55 with an extra yr on the warranty, both promo's limited time as always.

    Tom



    Thank you so much for all the help! After checking again this morning the Corsair 600w PSU you suggested had dropped in price again, so I ended up getting that one. I paid $63 in total. :D

    I read the reviews and some of them said they received a DOA PSU, had a high pitch noise problem or it wouldn't turn on sometimes. I'm crossing my fingers I won't have these problems. I'll post again after installation. Again, thank you so much for helping out a newbie... :D
  17. MidNiteMoon said:
    Thank you so much for all the help! After checking again this morning the Corsair 600w PSU you suggested had dropped in price again, so I ended up getting that one. I paid $63 in total. :D

    I read the reviews and some of them said they received a DOA PSU, had a high pitch noise problem or it wouldn't turn on sometimes. I'm crossing my fingers I won't have these problems. I'll post again after installation. Again, thank you so much for helping out a newbie... :D


    Hi again - Corsair is a good brand - Not likely you'll get a DOA, but if u do they'll take care of it,
    ah, if u purch from Newegg don't for get the $10mir, which will net you $53, good deal on a
    decent quality 600w PSU!

    Tom :)

    D - plz do let me know how it goes after install

    Tom
  18. toyftw said:
    Hi again - Corsair is a good brand - Not likely you'll get a DOA, but if u do they'll take care of it,
    ah, if u purch from Newegg don't for get the $10mir, which will net you $53, good deal on a
    decent quality 600w PSU!

    Tom :)

    D - plz do let me know how it goes after install

    Tom



    I'm back to give an update on the PSU. I installed it without a problem and it hasn't frozen once! :D However, I noticed that my computer slows down a lot after playing at zynga.com for a few hours. I have to close the browser (Chrome or EI9) or reboot the pc. I installed a new Windows 7 thinking that would solve the problem, but nada. At first I was using a fanless graphic card, but I switched it to an older graphic card that is bit better. Any idea if that might the problem? I'm planning on getting a new hard drive because the one I have is very small (160gb Western Dogital) and very old. Any suggestions? Same budget $65

    Also I noticed that the PSU (Corsair) I ordered has 522watts under 12V and the one I received has 552w under 12V. Is that a good thing?

    http://imageshack.us/a/img13/1909/img1443kw.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7861/img1445e.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img849/2532/img1446o.th.jpg


    I apologize for asking so many questions. Thanks for helping out a newbie! :??: :D
  19. MidNiteMoon said:
    I'm back to give an update on the PSU. I installed it without a problem and it hasn't frozen once! :D However, I noticed that my computer slows down a lot after playing at zynga.com for a few hours. I have to close the browser (Chrome or EI9) or reboot the pc. I installed a new Windows 7 thinking that would solve the problem, but nada. At first I was using a fanless graphic card, but I switched it to an older graphic card that is bit better. Any idea if that might the problem? I'm planning on getting a new hard drive because the one I have is very small (160gb Western Dogital) and very old. Any suggestions? Same budget $65

    Also I noticed that the PSU (Corsair) I ordered has 522watts under 12V and the one I received has 552w under 12V. Is that a good thing?

    http://imageshack.us/a/img13/1909/img1443kw.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7861/img1445e.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img849/2532/img1446o.th.jpg


    I apologize for asking so many questions. Thanks for helping out a newbie! :??: :D


    No apology's - that's what the forum is all about, as for slowing down during games, I doubt it would be the PSU.
    Sorry to hear your having issues at all. I know how frustrating it is.
    Did the Graphics card require a power connection from the PSU? It took me a couple of try's b4 my pci-e connectors seated firmly.

    You might want to post that on the graphics card(just got my 1st discrete GPU 4days ago, so I'm not too knowledeagble) forum,
    or post a new thread on this forum asking if anyone knows why the slowdown. Waiting for my 1st games(3) to arrive.

    As far as Hard drives: I'll post a few below that fall below $65;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764

    or if you can stretch $5 to $70 there's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

    Try the link again - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
    Can't get the hdd to come up (Newegg does this sometimes) but it's a WD Blue 1TB for $69.99

    Normally, there would be deals on the 500g(I use 2internaly) models, but right now the better values are on the 1tb
    at least on Newegg. I'll check a little more on other sites and send u a message.

    Tom

    Yes - your 12v amps/wattage is good.
  20. Hi again MidNiteMoon: It slows down after a few hours, sounds like CPU is overheating (still post a new threead here to get
    the experts involved, especially since I'v yet to play a game on my PC), there are several free download monitors to
    monitor temps, etc. (techpowerup, GPU-Z for one).

    Tom

    Hi again MidniteMoon - Did you determine if the slowdown was the CPU overheating?
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