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Cheap power supply and good video card help

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December 14, 2013 6:30:30 PM

Good Day, im here to ask a question;

Generally, i have a 600Watts PSU(Orion model and is very cheap, ony about 15$)
And my PC specs:
- Intel Core i3 2120 3.3ghz
- Palit GT 630 (to be replaced)
- Asus p8h77-m pro
- Hitachi 500GB sata hard drive
- 2 sticks 4gb ram (to be upgraded to 4 sticks 8gb for a total of 32gb)
- 1 dvd rom

No cooling unit, just fans

Now Questions are:

1. As seen above, im gonna upgrade my video card to EVGA GTX 660 (not ti). but im not sure about my PSU, maybe by the time I overclock it, the card might be damaged, Question is can I upgrade the video card to gtx 660 with that Power supply without damaging?


According to this http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
my current pc's recommended PSU is 247watts
and if I upgraded, it will be 347

again, will this PSU hanlde this

again thanks for the answers :) )


And One more, I dont know the certification of this PSU whether if it is 80+ or whatever, thats why im asking. BTW thanks thanks thanks :D 
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December 14, 2013 6:44:53 PM

To be honest, I wouldn't trust a $15 power supply with a new graphics card. A cheap PSU is like a ticking time bomb inside your computer. The question isn't if its going to blow up, the question is when. I would buy a good quality name brand power supply along with your new graphics card.
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December 14, 2013 8:41:05 PM

I wouldn't power any card or PC with that power supply.
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December 14, 2013 9:57:49 PM

Thanks dude. Now last question. Can is this PSU suited for that Specs?

the model is Hec Cougar SL600 at 500watts up to 80% Efficiency, btw thanks and thanks in advance :D 

and it costs 40$
a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2013 10:25:32 PM

Personally I wouldn't put that PSU in any of my systems. From what I've seen, Cougar PSUs are rather hit and miss. They sell a couple of pretty good models, but the SL isn't one of them.
If your looking for a good budget PSU then take a look at this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The Hive series by Rosewill is a one of the better budget PSUs out there. Its manufactured by Highpower and has gotten some very good reviews on JohnnyGuru and Hardware Secrets. Its my goto PSU for budget gaming PC builds.
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