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Windows 7: Need a new power supply

09 Nov 2013   #1
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Need a new power supply

Hi guys

My power supply on my PC died a few days ago. It's an 8 year old PC so I'm not lookin to spend too much. How do I know what power supply to get? I've go no idea where to start.

Thanks


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09 Nov 2013   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

No matter how old the computer, I recommend never skimp on power supplies, they are the life blood of the whole system and can be used if/when you build a new system. I always recommend Seasonic, Corsair, Antec or XFX.
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09 Nov 2013   #3
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

what are the specs of your system? is it the one in your specs below? if it is this should be fine and its 80 plus bronze to boot. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139050 whats your budget? as essenbe said never skimp on the psu you get what you pay for, my hx620w cost me about 150 and is still kicking 6 years later.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can use this power supply calculator as well but I would round up some and know that a larger power supply will run cooler. As mentioned please purchase quality and look to a semi modular design to have the best of both worlds. Seasonic brand if budget will allow, also Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, XFX and EVGA.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
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13 Nov 2013   #5
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the info guys. I've found that the Corsair 430CX fits the bill and isn't ridiculously priced at 35. What do you think?
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13 Nov 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The 430CX is a good pick.
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13 Nov 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I agree it should be well, did you use the calculator I provided....what did it tell you?
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14 Nov 2013   #8
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I just tried the calculator now and it said that I would use 251w of power and it recommended the CX 430!
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14 Nov 2013   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Perfect and I like to take that suggestion and add about 25% so your good. That allows for some expansion and every year the PSU will degrade 2-4% of it's output !
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20 Nov 2013   #10
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Brilliant. Thanks for all the help, going to order that PSU tomorrow.

I've got good news and bad news: the good news is that most of my PC survived the power surge. I was expecting my motherboard to be dead but I was pleasantly surprised that the PC booted up.

The bad news is that my graphics card is dead. Apart from the power supply, this was the only thing to get damaged so I got off lucky. It's an old Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX (256mb). I've currently got a 7600 GS in but it's giving me BSOD's so I'm looking to pick up a new cheap graphics card.

I've done a bit of searching and I've found that the GeForce 210 1GB seems to get good reviews and it's only 20. Will this be better than my old 7800 GTX?

EVGA GeForce GT 210 520MHz 1GB PCI-Express 2.0 HDMI (01G-P3-1313-KR) - dabs.com

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