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Windows 7: Upgrading PSU

12 Apr 2010   #1
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Upgrading PSU

I am upgrading my PSU from a 480w ($30) to something more capable.

They have a sale at the local electronics store here and I was curious if it is of good quality or if anyone has any opinions on the matter..I'm sure you do.

FRYS.com*|*Thermaltake

That is the link.

Thank you.

Zach


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12 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It's gotten decent reviews on Newegg and Thermaltake is a respected brand. You should be ok.

That's a decent price as well, at least for that PS.
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12 Apr 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Beware of mail in rebates! I have had bad experiences with them... there are plenty of choices out there in this price range. But yes Tt is a well known player in this industry.

Plus you should use something like this PSU calculator Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! to determine your wattage needs... it's a good idea to figure your current max and then add 10-20% more... just in case!

Also, using PSU calculators like this one you can perform a "what if" analysis to see what the wattage requirement would be if you add a 2nd video card for example!
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12 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by morrowmedia View Post
I am upgrading my PSU from a 480w ($30) to something more capable.

They have a sale at the local electronics store here and I was curious if it is of good quality or if anyone has any opinions on the matter..I'm sure you do.

FRYS.com*|*Thermaltake

That is the link.

Thank you.

Zach
I've always gone with IN-Win or OCZ ... these are two companies who actually make the power supplies they sell.
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12 Apr 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a good price and a good product (according to the reviews) - although I like Antec best. Regarding the rebate I would not worry - just make sure that the paperwork is filled out right. And then you have to wait for 3 months to get your money. Make sure you are at the given address in 3 months because the refunds are not being forwarded.
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12 Apr 2010   #6
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fry's rebates are pretty good. Bought a Patriot SSD from there with a MIR. Got it back in 6 weeks. Oh, and that's a pretty decent PSU.
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12 Apr 2010   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Modular power connectors are always nice. :)

I'm an OCZ guy myself, but that PSU is a nice one, and cheap, too.
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24 Apr 2010   #8
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I went with a TR2 RX 750w. Funny thing is all of my fans are SUPER quite compared to the previous PSU. The old PSU wa a "Logisys" Max. Output was 480w and the "Total Power" was 330w. Based on that I would say this 750w was a HUGE improvment. The computer seems to be running a LOT better. This one actually has the 8pin connonctor for the Core i5/i7 processor, where my previous PSU just had 4pin. So I think the system was running strapped for power. I am So happy I purchased it. I know beyond a shodow of a doubt that my system is being supplied the proper power now.

Thanks for everyones suggestions and help.

Zach
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24 Apr 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by morrowmedia View Post
I went with a TR2 RX 750w. Funny thing is all of my fans are SUPER quite compared to the previous PSU.
That's the reason that I don't recommend crappy power supplies or cases for that matter. I simply hate noisy computers...there really isn't a reason that you should hear the computer across the room these days.
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28 Apr 2010   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here is a good PSU calculator. Even with dual video cards, you likely won't need 850W. Although it wouldn't hurt :)

A Guy

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
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