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November 28, 2012 9:20:48 PM

Hello, I just recently bought an Asus CM1831 from Newegg, I was wondering if there were any PSU's you guys would recommend for my system.
P.S. I'm trying to run an Zotac Nvidia GT630 Synergy Edition.

Also am I able to run the card on the system anyways?
Thanks in advance!

http://www.amazon.com/Synergy-NVIDIA-GeForce-PCI-Expres...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 28, 2012 9:29:21 PM

Th3Fang said:
Hello, I just recently bought an Asus CM1831 from Newegg, I was wondering if there were any PSU's you guys would recommend for my system.
P.S. I'm trying to run an Zotac Nvidia GT630 Synergy Edition.

Also am I able to run the card on the system anyways?
Thanks in advance!

http://www.amazon.com/Synergy-NVIDIA-GeForce-PCI-Expres...

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


Hi - why do you want change PSU's and what is your budget?

Tom

Yes - you should be able to run it on the system you already have.

Only caveat is the quality of the PSU, it has enough wattage if it meets the
sys specs.
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November 28, 2012 9:35:22 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!
I wanted to change the PSU if the computer couldn't handle the GT630 right now with it's current PSU.
If it can't, then my price range is $0-$100
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November 28, 2012 9:39:53 PM

Th3Fang said:
Thanks for the quick reply!
I wanted to change the PSU if the computer couldn't handle the GT630 right now with it's current PSU.
If it can't, then my price range is $0-$100


Hi - the card mfg recommends 300w (which is what you have) and they
usually build in a cushion in their power requirements.

If you need to buy a PSU, you won't need to spend anywhere near $100.
Should the need arise you will be able to get a quality unit in the $50
range, maybe a little less or a little more depending on the deals & rebates at the time.

Tom
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November 28, 2012 9:46:57 PM

Thank you so much Tom, I was just wondering if it would because of the power on the +12V rail, the box says that you need a minimum 12V current rating of 20A. Here is a picture of the power supply itself.
http://s17.postimage.org/5y3m5c25r/Ac_Bel_HBA008_ZA1_GT...

Someone told me that it only has 18A on it's 12V rail, are they correct?

Thanks once again!
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November 28, 2012 9:55:16 PM

Th3Fang said:
Thank you so much Tom, I was just wondering if it would because of the power on the +12V rail, the box says that you need a minimum 12V current rating of 20A. Here is a picture of the power supply itself.
http://s17.postimage.org/5y3m5c25r/Ac_Bel_HBA008_ZA1_GT...

Someone told me that it only has 18A on it's 12V rail, are they correct?

Thanks once again!


They are correct, your PSU has 18a (combined) on the +12v rails.
That card should run on it anyways, but I personally wouldn't do it.
In fact that's exactly what I did with my sys, took out the PSU
and repl it with a quality unit. A quality 400w unit is more than
capable.

Tom
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November 28, 2012 10:04:39 PM

Thank you very much for the info.
Can you recommend me a PSU that would be good for my system (400W-500W)?
Thanks!
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November 28, 2012 10:13:40 PM

Th3Fang said:
Hello, I just recently bought an Asus CM1831 from Newegg, I was wondering if there were any PSU's you guys would recommend for my system.
P.S. I'm trying to run an Zotac Nvidia GT630 Synergy Edition.

Also am I able to run the card on the system anyways?
Thanks in advance!

http://www.amazon.com/Synergy-NVIDIA-GeForce-PCI-Expres...

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


Some PSU's for you to consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $36 after mir

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $46

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $49

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November 28, 2012 10:21:46 PM

I might choose the XFX PSU. This will definitely run the GT630 right?

Thanks for the recommendations!
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November 28, 2012 10:23:35 PM

Th3Fang said:
I might choose the XFX PSU. This will definitely run the GT630 right?

Thanks for the recommendations!


They all will - and I think the XFX (Seasonic built) is the best of the three
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November 28, 2012 10:28:30 PM

Okay, thanks for all your help! I really appreciate it.
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November 28, 2012 10:28:48 PM

Best answer selected by Th3Fang.
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