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Did I get the right size psu for the video card I want?

Hey guys. Was wanting to know if I bought the right thing today. I did several psu calculators and got mixed results. So I settled for this psu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
And I dont have it yet but I am planning on ordering this video card next week
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130717
My specs as of right now are as follows

So am I good to go for when I want to order that? Or any other advice on a better card for a decent price? $130 is as high as ill go.
Thanks in advanced! :D
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    Underwhelming, but the chosen PSU should work.

    However, looking at your Speccy summary, your system is running a little warm. What, if anything, are you overclocking? Also, are the temps shown at idle or under load?

    If I were you, I would look at a stronger PSU for future growth. I recommend Seasonic PSUs, but Corsairs are solid as well. I prefer to use 650w PSUs to maintain max flexibility on GPU and system needs (more if you want to consider CF or SLI later).
  2. For a video card I would grab this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150598

    Its a bit faster, uses less energy and produces less heat. Oh and newer tech.
  3. COLGeek said:
    Underwhelming, but the chosen PSU should work.

    However, looking at your Speccy summary, your system is running a little warm. What, if anything, are you overclocking? Also, are the temps shown at idle or under load?

    If I were you, I would look at a stronger PSU for future growth. I recommend Seasonic PSUs, but Corsairs are solid as well. I prefer to use 650w PSUs to maintain max flexibility on GPU and system needs (more if you want to consider CF or SLI later).

    Im not overclocking anything. The case I have is just cramped in a way with only a heatink and a rear fan. I'm going to invest in a quality heatsink and rear fan soon, also might try and separate the hard drives a little. Those temps are after its been idle all day.
    But I hope your right about the psu and it sufficing for now. This computer is a LGA775 and I just want to make it nice then possibly sell it so I can buy a socket 1155 rig or something a little newer.
  4. mouse24 said:
    For a video card I would grab this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150598

    Its a bit faster, uses less energy and produces less heat. Oh and newer tech.

    That looks really nice, and seems like a better option. But it says its pci-e 3.0. This motherboard I have doesnt even say it has pci-e 2.0, but I asked on here and they said 2.0 would work as long as the card i get doesnt pull more from the mobo than it can supply. So would it also be true for a 3.0? Otherwise I would for sure get that card.
  5. Chase_B said:
    That looks really nice, and seems like a better option. But it says its pci-e 3.0. This motherboard I have doesnt even say it has pci-e 2.0, but I asked on here and they said 2.0 would work as long as the card i get doesnt pull more from the mobo than it can supply. So would it also be true for a 3.0? Otherwise I would for sure get that card.


    PCI-E is almost fully backwards compatible. the only time you would see an issue is with using a 1.0 slot with a 2.1 card. and thats rare, it depends if the mobo manufacturer updated there bios.

    But as far as I know 1.0/1.1 to 3.0 isn't an issue.
  6. mouse24 said:
    PCI-E is almost fully backwards compatible. the only time you would see an issue is with using a 1.0 slot with a 2.1 card. and thats rare, it depends if the mobo manufacturer updated there bios.

    But as far as I know 1.0/1.1 to 3.0 isn't an issue.

    Awesome! Thanks man. I'm going to google around at some other cards then. But as far as your concerned, that's a great card that you showed me?
  7. Best answer selected by Chase_B.
  8. Yeah, I like it. If I had to stick to that budget I would choose the 7770 :)



    These links might also help.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7770/24.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7750-and-7770-review/1
  9. It says minimum of a 450 watt power supply....
    So will I be sending back the 380 I just ordered if I want that card?
    Might be a dumb question but you said it uses less power, and the previous poster said the psu should work. I'm thinking, why wouldn't it? Haha
  10. 380w? which one is it? if its the one linked in your opening post then that one is sufficient. The card uses a max of 86w as stated here: http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7750-and-7770-review/7

    :D the psu requirements are set so high to compensate for extremely crap power supplies (like the 20 dollar logysis ones).

    They also state there whole system was only using 230~ watts with an overclocked i7 965 @ 3.7ghz
  11. Yes its the one in the OP, and its rated at the above 80% efficiency. Also I was about to get a cheap 12$ 500 watt refurb diablotek but did some reading and decided a better quality lower wattage one was a better option.
    Well I have a lot of reading to do on this card, but you may of just got me to buy this card instead :D
  12. ahah, nice save there. I have had old/bad/cheap power supplies explode on me before.
  13. mouse24 said:
    ahah, nice save there. I have had old/bad/cheap power supplies explode on me before.

    :non: I don't need any explosions here.
    Thanks for your guidance!
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