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October 4, 2012 6:30:24 AM

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: 
October 4, 2012 6:40:35 AM

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 

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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...
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October 4, 2012 11:03:02 PM

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. :) 
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October 5, 2012 12:04:13 AM

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

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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: 


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

Tom

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October 5, 2012 1:23:28 PM

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. :) 
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October 5, 2012 1:24:13 PM

get the psu i suggested
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October 7, 2012 4:25:30 AM

TheBigTroll said:
get the psu i suggested


Thanks, but I would like a PSU with 500 watts, the one you suggested is 450 watts. :) 
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October 8, 2012 5:40:29 PM

Checking in to see if anyone else has any other suggestions? Anyone, help? :(  :) 
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October 8, 2012 5:59:44 PM

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=N82E168...

Tom

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October 15, 2012 11:43:04 PM

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=N82E168...

Tom
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October 15, 2012 11:58:24 PM

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=N82E168...

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

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

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October 16, 2012 12:01:14 AM

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
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October 17, 2012 5:34:02 PM

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October 17, 2012 6:14:02 PM

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=N82E168...

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

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 
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October 17, 2012 6:36:49 PM

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
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November 4, 2012 8:29:22 AM

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?






I apologize for asking so many questions. Thanks for helping out a newbie! :??:  :D 
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November 4, 2012 10:20:26 AM

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?

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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=N82E168...

or if you can stretch $5 to $70 there's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Try the link again - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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November 4, 2012 10:34:40 AM

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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