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December 14, 2012 9:47:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=kfzPIEZI...

I just ordered a 7770, and I was wondering if this will be able to handle the power of it?

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a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2012 9:56:16 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 14, 2012 10:06:49 PM

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=N82E168...

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


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)
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a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2012 10:12:33 PM

Which thermaltake model is it?

This one?
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure...

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.
December 14, 2012 10:14:45 PM

socialfox said:
Which thermaltake model is it?

This one?
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure...

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=N82E168...

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.
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2012 10:32:42 PM

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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