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GTX 660 advice needed

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February 5, 2013 1:57:50 PM

Hello, this is mainly about power supply units, i have a jpac 550w (not sure how due to discontinued) and my current PC was bought last august, i want to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX660+ but would not prefer any amd graphics cards due to preference. i am willing to change anything in the setup at a budget of 210 pound, do i need to change my PSU or would 550w be okay any more info needed just ask.




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More about : gtx 660 advice needed

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February 5, 2013 2:06:21 PM

The GTX660ti will need only a 450W psu.
In theory, your 550w JPAC unit would do the job.

But, it is a tier 5 (not recommended, replace asap) unit on this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Consider replacing it if you have ANY doubts about it.
A cheap psu will lose power over time, and if it fails, it can damage anything it is connected to.
February 5, 2013 2:07:09 PM

geofelt said:
The GTX660ti will need only a 450W psu.
In theory, your 550w JPAC unit would do the job.

But, it is a tier 5 (not recommended, replace asap) unit on this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Consider replacing it if you have ANY doubts about it.
A cheap psu will lose power over time, and if it fails, it can damage anything it is connected to.

any recommendations for replacement ?
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February 5, 2013 2:07:30 PM

You will have to replace your PSU. That is a really bad brand and I would not trust it. Check this chart out for good PSU's..

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Something like this..
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h/benchmarks/

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£160.38 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £228.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 16:07 GMT+0000)
February 5, 2013 2:12:56 PM

larrym said:
You will have to replace your PSU. That is a really bad brand and I would not trust it. Check this chart out for good PSU's..

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Something like this..
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/BD5h/benchmarks/

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£160.38 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £228.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 16:07 GMT+0000)

i looked into the parts and they look great but price is just over would this be just as good ? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s...
February 5, 2013 2:17:30 PM

Yes, XFX PSU's are made by Seasonic. That will work great.
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