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Worried about PSU: Asus CM6730 + HD 7750

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December 4, 2012 7:39:38 AM

Kids parents bought a PC for a kid for mostly playing. They already ordered Asus CM6730 so there is nothing to do there. I checked the specs out, the CPU is decent i3, ram is also decent - 4GB 1333Mhz. Only thing missing is the graphics card.

Here are the builds specs:
http://www.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/Essentio_CM67...


I thought about buying 7750 myself and adding it to the build but was a bit hesitant when I saw the 350W PSU. Another issue it might have is the case's size althought 7750 is nice and small.

Can anyone confirm me that 350W is enought to run CPU and HD 7750?
Can anyone give me some details about the case size? Can it fit the card?


Any help appreciated.
December 4, 2012 7:59:48 AM

Should be fine, A Sandy Bridge i3 will consume 65W at maximum and the 7750 couldn't draw more than 75W if it wanted too.
Your all good on power.

About case size, not sure. But since theres the option to get a graphics card with it I would assume it would be fine.
December 4, 2012 6:59:36 PM

Worst case, the computer list a GT640 as an option on the website, so you know it will run that. It's a step down from the 7750, but it should be adequate for 720p gaming on medium settings.

I agree with the above poster, though, 7750 should be fine. That's what I would shoot for.

This chart shows the GT640 using a maxium of 48W: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_640...

And this one shows the 7750 using a max of 43W, despite being a higher performance card: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/24.html

December 5, 2012 1:01:38 AM

Allright, big thanks to both of you. I have ordered a 7750 and will update the thread once it's installed. :) 
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