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Best Power Supply for my Computer? URGENT!

Hello, tom's hardware community!
I am looking forward to a big upgrade on my computer's graphic card from a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 to a GeForce GTX 650. However, I need a right power supply. Right now, I'm at a 250 watt power supply! I would like to know some good recommendations for a good power supply that will support that graphic card and my computer. I asked someone at Best Buy and he said a "Thermaltake - 600W TR2 ATX Power Supply" should be okay. I would like to know your thoughts and recommendations. Thank you.

My specs:

Model: a4327c

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80 GHz

RAM: 4.00 GB (3.75 GB Usable)

64 - bit Operating System

Open Slot of PCI Express X16

Current Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Power Supply: 250 watt

I look forward to good recommendations/ help!
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  1. well heres a nice one thats better than that thermaltake and not more expensive and a safer quality:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200

    59$ and worth every penny :)

    also id recommand this over that 650 if u can afford it:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

    7700 like 10$ more and worth it over the 650 :)
  2. egnhan98 said:
    Hello, tom's hardware community!
    I am looking forward to a big upgrade on my computer's graphic card from a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 to a GeForce GTX 650. However, I need a right power supply. Right now, I'm at a 250 watt power supply! I would like to know some good recommendations for a good power supply that will support that graphic card and my computer. I asked someone at Best Buy and he said a "Thermaltake - 600W TR2 ATX Power Supply" should be okay. I would like to know your thoughts and recommendations. Thank you.

    My specs:

    Model: a4327c

    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80 GHz

    RAM: 4.00 GB (3.75 GB Usable)

    64 - bit Operating System

    Open Slot of PCI Express X16

    Current Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    Power Supply: 250 watt

    I look forward to good recommendations/ help!


    Hi - What's your budget? Plz post
    Your total system power draw with a 650 is less than 300w,
    so a 450w unit would suffice, but consider a quality
    500-550w unit if you have the funds.
  3. toyftw said:
    Hi - What's your budget? Plz post
    Your total system power draw with a 650 is less than 300w,
    so a 450w unit would suffice, but consider a quality
    500-550w unit if you have the funds.


    SORRY FOR LATE REPLY!
    My budget is $350.00
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256071

    silverstone 600watt very nice 54$ after mail-in-rebate or the xfx 550watt one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    for 56$ after mail-in-rebate both are very good,

    if u have less money i can recommand this:

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

    for 43$ after mail-in-rebate,

    any of the above will do great with ur new videocard
  5. egnhan98 said:
    SORRY FOR LATE REPLY!
    My budget is $350.00


    hope $350 for a psu is a misprint or the decimal is in the wrong place!

    Well a quality power supply for your system will run considerably under $100,
    in fact if you have that amount of upgrade funds available you might want
    select a more powerful vid card than the 650.

    But, anyway - quality psu's:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    a nice step up and less $$ thru the 26th I'd go with this one, an exceptional
    value with the promo code & mir


    ps - i assumed since you spoke to someone at best buy - you are referring to USD
  6. i like the xfx one, but must say i favour my second choice as silverstone over antec.
  7. iceclock said:
    i like the xfx one, but must say i favour my second choice as silverstone over antec.

    Well the problem is, I think the graphic card I want (RADEON HD 7770 GHz Edition) states that 600w is the minimum requirement?
  8. toyftw said:
    hope $350 for a psu is a misprint or the decimal is in the wrong place!

    Well a quality power supply for your system will run considerably under $100,
    in fact if you have that amount of upgrade funds available you might want
    select a more powerful vid card than the 650.

    But, anyway - quality psu's:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    a nice step up and less $$ thru the 26th I'd go with this one, an exceptional
    value with the promo code & mir


    ps - i assumed since you spoke to someone at best buy - you are referring to USD


    How's this one?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+600W+TR2+ATX+Power+Supply/9827268.p?id=1218179699692&skuId=9827268#tab=reviews
  9. let me pull up the requirements for the 7700

    500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended

    thats for one card,

    600watts is for crossfire.

    with a decent 500watt+ u should be fine.
  10. Do not get that supply it is the reason I am upgrading.
  11. iceclock said:
    let me pull up the requirements for the 7700

    500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended

    thats for one card,

    600watts is for crossfire.

    with a decent 500watt+ u should be fine.


    Okay. Well, you told me to get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Power+Supplies-_-Rosewill-_-17182200

    and it's really cheap! (WITH PROMO CODE TOO!) is this a good psu?
  12. yes thats quite nice, ive recommanded that powersupply to many people and has been reviewed and tested from a few good powersupply review websites, and gets a decent rating. you cant go wrong with that model :)
  13. egnhan98 said:
    SORRY FOR LATE REPLY!
    My budget is $350.00



    Hi again - several worthy suggestions.
    But, the best price/performance psu suggested
    is the Seasonic built XFX 550 - it nets to $40 with promo,
    mir, & free shipping.
    To me, it is preferable to the Silverstone 600w, as that is an older
    Sirtec built (new ones are Enhance) and nets to $25 more with the shipping

    Also the XFX 550 has more +12v amps
  14. Best answer
    yes well i recommanded both the xfx 550 and the silverstone,

    id agree that the rosewill one is decent, but the xfx one witch is built by seasonic is a better build and buy.

    so yeah egnhan98 go with either the xfx 550 pro or the rosewill ;)
  15. Yep, xfx's built by seasonic have my vote, they have the best bang for the buck for seasonic oems in my opinion.
  16. egnhan98 said:
    Well the problem is, I think the graphic card I want (RADEON HD 7770 GHz Edition) states that 600w is the minimum requirement?



    No way a 7770 needs 600w, Sapphire,XFX, and HIS, recommend 450w
    for their most power hungry 7770's and that is inflated.
  17. Best answer selected by egnhan98.
  18. he checked on atis site, and misread, the 600watt is for sli, and 500watts is for singlecard usage.
  19. combine1237 said:
    Yep, seasonic built xfx has my vote, they have the best bang for the buck for seasonic oems in my opinion.

    Can you give me the link to this "seasonic xfx 550" you guys are talking about?
  20. Oops typo, sorry.

    Fixed now.

    Quote:
    Yep, xfx's built by seasonic have my vote, they have the best bang for the buck for seasonic oems in my opinion.
  21. egnhan98 said:



    No on Thermaltake - you've got some good suggestions from
    quality PSU suppliers.
  22. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    54$ after mail-in-rebate or should i suggest the corsair gs700 for 59$ :D

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59909&vpn=CMPSU-700G&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1285

    out of both the gs 700 gives u more headroom for upgrading :) if u can afford the 5$ extra def worth it
  23. egnhan98 said:
    Can you give me the link to this "seasonic xfx 550" you guys are talking about?



    http://****/api/click?format=go&key=984ed3ed6aa9a69986f88d56d10e7616&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomshardware.com%2Fforum%2F357252-28-best-power-supply-computer-urgent%23t2720465&v=1&libid=1356203002716&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16817207013&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomshardware.com%2Fforum%2Fbddpost.php%3Fconfig%3Dtomshardwareus.inc&title=%5BSolved%5D%20Best%20Power%20Supply%20for%20my%20Computer%3F%20URGENT!&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProd%20%5B...%5D%206817207013&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13562031133132


    ooops

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  24. thats a broken link toy -_-
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