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Windows 7: What type of 600W PSU should I get for this Graphics card?

01 Jan 2015   #1
Reflex

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What type of 600W PSU should I get for this Graphics card?

(Which is also compatible too)

GFC-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202059


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01 Jan 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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What "type" depends on what type of case and motherboard you have.

A typical system with that video card shouldn't use over 300 watts under a heavy load. The card alone shouldn't be over 150 watts.

The required wattage would depend on the rest of the components, but unless you've got an unusual situation, I'd just get a standard high quality PSU of around 500 to 550 watts, probably an ATX model. Brands like Seasonic, XFX, EVGA, Antec, Corsair.
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01 Jan 2015   #3
Reflex

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I have a 520W Dynex PSU, I think it could run what about you?
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01 Jan 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

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I wouldn't take the chance.

I think that is a Best Buy house brand, probably made by Huntkey.

Not known for high quality PSUs.

520 is enough watts---but does it actually deliver 520 clean watts over the long haul under a variety of conditions? I wouldn't bet on it.

But it's your business, your money, and your hardware.

Dynex 400 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets

The above review might help; look at the conclusions on page 10.
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01 Jan 2015   #5
Reflex

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my psu box is the same as the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCAOWoEL7k
is that the same psu I have for sure? Can you recommend me any 600w psu that would work well with this card? I already knew it was best buys brand
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01 Jan 2015   #6
Reflex

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01 Jan 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

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I'll recommend one to you if you will give me a web site or two from which you might actually order and a maximum price. I assume you use Canadian dollars.

Dynex is just a low quality brand. You take your chances. Maybe you get lucky, maybe you don't.
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01 Jan 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Here's some decent power supplies; fairly cheap; I'd get the first one if you can afford it.

XFX Pro 550, made by Seasonic:

review: XFX Core Edition 550W Review

buy it here in Canada: XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

68 dollars


EVGA 500 Bronze 500W Power Supply 100-B1-0500-KR - Best Buy

Evga 500B; 51 dollars



Corsair CX Series CX500 500W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 120mm Fan

Corsair CX 500; 65 dollars
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01 Jan 2015   #9
Reflex

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newegg, canada computers
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01 Jan 2015   #10
Reflex

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Do I need more than a 550w psu? would 600w run any better?
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