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May 5, 2012 5:09:48 PM

Hey I just set up my new computer and it only has a 220w power supply. It has Intel Integrated Graphics so I'm htinking of buying a Radeon 6750, 6770 or a 7750 depending on the power consumption.

Also, in case a 220w power supply can't handle any of those can anybody recommend me a cheap psu upgrade with a budget of around £30-40?

Here are some of my specs just in case you need to know:

Quad core i3 3.30 Ghz
8gb ram
Windows 64 bit

Thanks :) 

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May 5, 2012 5:44:45 PM

Thanks. I found the same one for a couple of pounds cheaper. I'll wait for a few more replies before buying anything though.
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May 5, 2012 6:01:58 PM

you definitely want to get a PSU that is more than 500 - 600 w. PSU's aren't a thing to cheap out on because you pretty much get what you pay for. and for the love of god, don't get diablo tec!
a c 106 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 5, 2012 6:06:45 PM

Brocockie said:
you definitely want to get a PSU that is more than 500 - 600 w. PSU's aren't a thing to cheap out on because you pretty much get what you pay for. and for the love of god, don't get diablo tec!


if his aim is only a 6770 or a 7750, a high 300 or 430 less should suffice.
May 5, 2012 6:11:42 PM

Ah right. Thanks. I'll look at a 350-400w psu then.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 5, 2012 6:27:54 PM

disclaimer: people are going to freak out but i know my facts.

you could squeeze a 7750 with your PSU IF it is a quality one:

in that bench from AMD Radeon HD 7770 And 7750 Review: Familiar Speed, Less Power the max was 200 watts with a more powerful system than what you have.
Processors
Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) 3.3 GHz at 4.2 GHz (42 * 100 MHz), LGA 2011, 15 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
Motherboard
Gigabyte X79-UD5 (LGA 2011) X79 Express Chipset, BIOS F8
Memory
G.Skill 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600, F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL @ 9-9-9-24 and 1.5 V

conservatively your i3 will draw 50 watts less making the max consumption 150 watts (approximately 68% load for your 220 watt PSU.)

if you have any doubts about the quality of your PSU DO NOT TRY THIS THEN and get a quality 350 watt PSU.
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