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November 20, 2012 3:58:53 PM

Hey all,

I just purchased a CybertronPC 5150 Escape Gaming PC, but the thing came with a dinky 400w power supply. Looking to upgrade to 750w, but I've been so out of the loop that I'm worried I'll make a wrong purchase and fry my new system.

Here's the specs of my system:
Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.60GHz Quad-Core; Motherboard: AMD 760G Chipset; Memory: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM; Hard Drive: 500GB (7200 RPM); Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD6670 1GB Video Card; Optical Drive: 22X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Super-Multi Drive; Audio: High Definition 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

The PSU I'm looking at is a COOLMAX CUL-750B 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI/Crossfire, but I was hoping to find at least an 80Plus Bronze.

My budget is $150.00

Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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November 20, 2012 5:53:36 PM

I recommend antec, corsair, and ocz for good budget power supplies. 550w in a name brand power supply should be plenty. Some may argue that your current 400w unit is adequate, but if you upgrade to a faster video card, I would definately change it. Link your vender for a specific model number of ps if you need more advice.
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November 20, 2012 7:12:47 PM

What's your reason for upgrading the power supply unit?

Is it not able to do its job? Your current one should have no problem powering your current system configuration.

Are you planning on adding a second graphics card or upgrading to one that consumes more power?
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November 20, 2012 7:20:16 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for all of your replies!

With this specific system I've been reading that while my 400w PSU will work, it's at the bottom end of the spectrum and I could risk doing damage to my system should I push it too hard. I just wanted to find a better PSU that could give me some wiggle room should I upgrade the hardware down the line.

Yes, I do plan on upgrading the graphics card in the near future, as well.
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November 20, 2012 8:05:26 PM

Your HEC VN OEM 400W PSU that came with your system isn't trustworthy.

Here's a warning about the PSU you're looking at. Stay away from that COOLMAX CUL-750B. It's a 450 Watt PSU with a liar label affixed to it.

During Hardware Secrets' review of the Coolmax CUL-750B they were only able to draw up to a maximum of 476.8 Watts at 49.4ºC. Beyond that power draw the power supply burned out (i.e. one of the switching transistors on the +12V rail burned out). They burned out two of these PSUs during their testing.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/977


Look for an XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply for $109.99 ($99.99 after $10.00 rebate card). This power supply uses Seasonic as its OEM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2012 9:33:26 PM

I dont get it .Why u need a 750W Psu when ur system its not even near it ?

Maybe Xfx 550Core Pro at 54$ newegg .
Or a seasonic M12II 520w ?

Those 2 are plenty for your setup
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November 20, 2012 11:44:07 PM

Logos9871 said:
Hey all,

I just purchased a CybertronPC 5150 Escape Gaming PC, but the thing came with a dinky 400w power supply. Looking to upgrade to 750w, but I've been so out of the loop that I'm worried I'll make a wrong purchase and fry my new system.

Here's the specs of my system:
Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.60GHz Quad-Core; Motherboard: AMD 760G Chipset; Memory: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM; Hard Drive: 500GB (7200 RPM); Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD6670 1GB Video Card; Optical Drive: 22X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Super-Multi Drive; Audio: High Definition 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

The PSU I'm looking at is a COOLMAX CUL-750B 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI/Crossfire, but I was hoping to find at least an 80Plus Bronze.

My budget is $150.00

Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks!


Hi - You can get an outstanding PSU for less than $150, while you don't need this much power
this is an excellent deal on a top notch PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Platinum 660w nets to $120 after mir

Tom

or this 550w Gold:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 after mir
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November 21, 2012 5:21:02 PM

Best answer selected by Logos9871.
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November 21, 2012 5:21:17 PM

Thank you all for the replies. I have plenty to go off of now.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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