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What PSU to get for my system after upgrade

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January 2, 2013 7:46:01 PM

I just ordered a new graphics card and prob need to get a new PSU to handle the load, i could use to advice on what to get. I live in Denmark and am likely to order from since i can get free shipping from there and it tends to be cheaper than Danish stores. I am on a bit of a budget, but will not buy some random PSU from an unproven PSU manufacturer. I am unlikely to overclock, but please note that the new GPU is factory overclocked. I would like some extra watts, just in case i want to add a second GPU or whatever later.

My system:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC+ 3GB

RAM: Kingston 4X2 gb (8 gb total) DDR3 1600
(Sorry could not find specific info on it)

PSU: Point of View - Black Diamond 500w (likely to be upgraded away from)

HD1: Samsung 830 Series 128GB

HD2: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB

Optical drive: Sony Optiarc DVD RW AD 5260S

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated!

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January 2, 2013 8:04:55 PM

Your GTX660ti is not a power hungry card. It only needs a 450w psu.
Here is a handy chart to find the psu requirements for many graphics configurations.

I might look for a psu in the 550-650w range. They are not much more expensive, and should run cooler and quieter.
Overprovisioning a bit is not bad, a psu will consume only the wattage that is demanded of it.

As to quality, buy a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list:
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January 2, 2013 8:13:31 PM

Why the seasonic whe you can get a XFX? The XFX is cheaper and still Seasonic built.
That is why I reccommend a XFX 600W or 550W, you really just need to upgrade the brand because that brand isn't the best.
January 2, 2013 10:12:43 PM

In the end i went for a XFX PRO 650 W Core Edition. I was looking at others but i had some issues with availability (not ordering from Amazon when they write "Usually ships within 1-2 months"!) Then it turns out that this one is available from a computer store 5 min away from me at the same price it is offer at Amazon and that they have it in stock. I could have gotten a cheaper one, but a 650 w quality PSU will likely be able to go into my next computer, so i am ok with it.

All in all, thank you so much for the help!