How good is this PSU?

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  1. Well if it does supply 585 watts yes, but in truth I believe it is falsely labelled. Just some friendly advice from a fox, don't skimp on the power supply. You can risk frying other components and so cheaping out on the power supply can put the rest of your expensive build at risk.

    Try this instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045&Tpk=VP-450

    I will edit the power supplies after I find some more, also state your entire build.

    Edit: Here are two other alternatives,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  2. socialfox said:
    Well if it does supply 585 watts yes, but in truth I believe it is falsely labelled. Just some friendly advice from a fox, don't skimp on the power supply. You can risk frying other components and so cheaping out on the power supply can put the rest of your expensive build at risk.

    Try this instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045&Tpk=VP-450

    I will edit the power supplies after I find some more, also state your entire build.

    Edit: Here are two other alternatives,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026


    Thanks for helping me out, at the moment I have a pretty low end build.

    Specs :
    AMD 550 II BE
    4GB DDR2 Memory
    Gigabyte US2H Motherboard 1st Rev.
    Thermaltake 430W PSU (The better version, not the crappy one)
    500GB HDD (7200RPM I think)
    5670 1GB DDR5 (Which will be replaced by the 7770)
    Windows 7 64 Bit
    Only a couple of fans (80MM and 120MM)
  3. Which thermaltake model is it?

    This one?
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Purepower-430W-NP-Power-Supply-Review/332/9

    If your current power supply is working fine (though the lower end thermaltake power supplies are not so great) then try adding the HD 7770, I believe it only uses 20 more watts which is minimal.

    If you can link me to your actual power supply, I can take a look at the 12v rails and any reviews and see if its good. Generally for video cards you want to look at the rails more than the wattage.
  4. socialfox said:
    Which thermaltake model is it?

    This one?
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Purepower-430W-NP-Power-Supply-Review/332/9

    If your current power supply is working fine (though the lower end thermaltake power supplies are not so great) then try adding the HD 7770, I believe it only uses 20 more watts which is minimal.

    If you can link me to your actual power supply, I can take a look at the 12v rails and any reviews and see if its good. Generally for video cards you want to look at the rails more than the wattage.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

    I'm pretty sure mine was not the worst of all of the 430W models, I think the W0069 is the worst if I remember correctly.

    I've had my PSU for over 4-5 years now, I'm afraid its past it's prime anyways, that is why I am looking to upgrade.
  5. Well if I were you consider going for the Antec VP-450.

    Take a look at this power supply tier list:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    Take a look at the distance between the TR2 and VP-450 and make sure to read the description of what each tier means.
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