Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

What PSU do I need?

Last response: in Components
Share
December 18, 2012 3:30:03 PM

Hi, I was thinking of upgrading my E-300 APU for a i3-3220, what psu do you think I need? Right now, it's on those things like the power connector on laptops, not sure what they're called :) 

I have a 500 GB, 7200 rpm hard drive, a dvdrw cd drive, and 3 GB DDR3 memory, NO gpu and I won't be adding one, integrated should be fine :) 
If you need more information, I'll try to get it.

Thanks

More about : psu

a c 700 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 3:35:12 PM

You building a desktop? Intel and AMD do not share sockets!
Score
0
December 18, 2012 3:47:04 PM

rolli59 said:
You building a desktop? Intel and AMD do not share sockets!


Yes, of course I know :)  I'm getting a new motherboard for it.
Score
0
Related resources

Best solution

a c 700 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 3:49:07 PM

That setup will run on any 250watt and up PSU without a discrete GPU but here good for the price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Share
December 18, 2012 3:56:49 PM

rolli59 said:
That setup will run on any 250watt and up PSU without a discrete GPU but here good for the price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks, I'll think about it, but isn't 430W a bit overkill? I don't think I will ever add a GPU, and I don't think I will ever convert to high end cpu here, it's mainly for web browsing and some productivity applications that is just a bit slow on this E-300.
But if you think that one is the best, That's fine :) 
Score
0
December 18, 2012 3:57:13 PM

Thoughts !

1. Best integrated solution is AMD A-10, 5800k (about $120)
2. Requires FM2 Mobo
3. If you plug your parts data into PCpartpicker.com is will caculate your req'd PSU
4. I like to double the requirement to ensure PSU livespan / efficiency

good luck !
Score
0
a c 700 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 3:59:43 PM

For the price it is good and price wise there is no difference when you get to quality brands if it is 300watt or 400+watts. It will only pull from the wall what the components need and therefore run cool at low loads.
Score
0
December 18, 2012 4:28:40 PM

Best answer selected by kracker.
Score
0
!