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December 29, 2012 1:19:56 PM

CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
M/B: P7H55 M-LX
GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?

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a c 299 ) Power supply
December 29, 2012 1:33:50 PM

sandro9970 said:
CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
M/B: P7H55 M-LX
GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?



Hi Sandro - Easier to tell us your budget for a PSU, and then we can
provide recommendations much easier. Don't think a lot
of us will recommend used tho.

Tom
December 29, 2012 1:35:21 PM

50$ is the max i can afford right now
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 29, 2012 2:02:42 PM

sandro9970 said:
CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
M/B: P7H55 M-LX
GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?

You could run that on a 380w
Don't buy used power supplies

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 299 ) Power supply
December 29, 2012 2:28:14 PM

sandro9970 said:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&...

Quote:
500 Watt Power Supply is required.


This is written on their website :( 


Hi sandro - gpu mfg's put that on their cards to allow for PSU's that
don't deliever their publ specs (yes - many companies outright lie).
Your sys with the 6850 will draw lees than 300w, 430/450 wil cover
it. I'll link a 500w in a min you might be able to afford.

Tom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $40 after mir & promom
and having the 500w will avoid any potential hassles if the gpu needs to be RMA'd
!