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Windows 7: power supply?

01 Jul 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have to agree with Kodi. The PSU you selected may not be the best option. I used an Antec PSU for my HP Pavilion and it fit perfectly. The one I used is currently not available but it was similar to this one: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
For a few bucks more you can also get a 550 Watt box.


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01 Jul 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No good. Efficiency is only 65% - but it should be at least 80%. Why do you insist on those rinky dink units where there are a lot of excellent units on the market. The PSU can give you a lot of trouble if you settle for a cheap deal.
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01 Jul 2010   #14
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The power supply is the most overlooked but the most vital of ALL the components in your PC, without a Decent power supply the you beaut vid card/cpu etc will not function at its peak.
I have posted a link to information that was compiled by a Team of Experts its long but gives all the information you need to make the right choice.
LINK HERE
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01 Jul 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good link, Kodi; thank you. I am looking, too
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01 Jul 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Believe it or, a Corsair 450W is a better power supply than the 600W one linked.

There have been some other good Power Supplys suggested, but I would highly recommend Corsairs PSUS. Either the 450W or a 550W would be more than enough.

The 400W (32A) Corsair would likely be enough for your system & that card as well.

I have 1 PC here that runs a E8400, 4GB RAM & a 512MB HD 3870 GPu on the 400W Corsair without issues.
Not all 400W PSUs can do that however. And thats the point everyone is making here.

Wattage in itself doesnt mean that much. Its all about the 12V rail amperage, and effeciency.

Whichever recommendation you decide to choose, bottom line, get a quality PSU.

Good link Kodi!
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01 Jul 2010   #18
balltillifall

 
 

heres another

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Decathlon DA750 750W 20/24 Pin Power Supply ATX / EPS12V Active PFC 120MM Fan 8PIN PCI-E - DA750 In Canada.

ok ill stop now, i just really wanna get my comp setup, need to start gaming

and here is my comp again


HP Pavilion AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-Core 2.8GHz Computer (P6310F) - Future Shop

im just a major comp noob who really appreciates your guys help
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01 Jul 2010   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So long as its a quality PSU, you really do not need 700+ watts.

In most cases 550-650 of a quality supply will power mid-higher end setups.

Mind you, highend multiple GPUs may need more juice, but for a single card this is really all you need.
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