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Windows 7: Can I use a generic PSU for this GPU?

09 Jul 2015   #1
Dragovichz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Can I use a generic PSU for this GPU?

Hey Guys, Good Day to Everyone

Can I use a generic power supply, the one that my Computer chasis has with a 600watts to this Video Card?
It says it only requires 300 watts of minimum system power and doesn't need an external power input




IS IT OK??


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09 Jul 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Above test says that video card uses a max of 78 watts under an extreme load with Furmark.

So, 600 watts is way more than you would need, but your PSU may be junk. I've heard that good quality power supplies aren't common in the Philippines.
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09 Jul 2015   #3
Dragovichz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Wow :) thanks for the info, and by the way you're right, good quality psu's aren't common in my country, but I've seen enough branded psu's that is selling to the market in here, but I don't know which of this are good if i needed to replace my current psu.

some brands I've seen are Aerocool, Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair, Enermax, FSP, Gigabyte, Huntkey, Seasonic, Silverstone, and Thermaltake.

Can you tell me, which of this brand are good to replace with?
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09 Jul 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake,Cooler Master,, and maybe Antec are all good makes.
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09 Jul 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragovichz View Post

Can you tell me, which of this brand are good to replace with?
Post a link to the vendors that you might buy from and we'll see if we can pick out a decent one.

You aren't likely to need more than 400 or 450 watts unless you buy a much more powerful video card.

I'd look for any of these:

Seasonic, XFX, and some models from Superflower, EVGA, Antec, or Corsair.
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09 Jul 2015   #6
Dragovichz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Post a link to the vendors that you might buy from and we'll see if we can pick out a decent one.
This one!, I know it's brand doesn't have enough reputation I just like the design but you can suggest me another brand that is good than this



What can you say?
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09 Jul 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragovichz View Post
Quote:
Post a link to the vendors that you might buy from and we'll see if we can pick out a decent one.
This one!, I know it's brand doesn't have enough reputation



What can you say?
I can't find a review of it, so I have nothing to say about it.

Why do you think it is better than what you have now?

Can you or can't you post a link to your power supply vendor?

Do you or don't you have access to Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic? What models?
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09 Jul 2015   #8
Dragovichz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok, How about this?



What Can you say?
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09 Jul 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's decent.

Made by Delta. Efficiency 84% and lower.

Here's a review summary:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/VP550P/

Very good price/performance ratio
Voltage regulation on all rails is within 3% range
Very low ripple on all rails and throughout whole load range

Regardless its low capacity it managed to successfully pass all Advanced Transient Response Tests (however in the second test 3.3V rail was only a hair away from the lower limit)

Japanese caps (Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon, Nichicon) are used in the secondary side. This is the first time I see a low-priced PSU to use such high quality caps in the secondary

Noisy fan. When it kicks in at full speed it produces an audible hum (according to Antec's PR this issue was solved in production batch with date code September 2011)

If your system idles at 40W then you should look somewhere else since VP550P at this load has only 60% efficiency
No MOV in the transient filter so you should use it along with a surge protector
Only the 24pin ATX cable is sleeved and there is no grommet around the cable exit hole

overall rating 8.6 on a 10 scale.

Antec managed to acomplish what they promised for this PSU: good and reliable performance without fancy visual features like top notch paint job, LED lighting etc. The VP550P, despite its low price, proved to be a solid performer with good voltage regulation on all rails, outstanding ripple/noise suppression and tolerant enough to high temperatures. Its major drawbacks are the low efficiency at very low loads, the lack of sleeving on almost all cables and finally, the most important of all, the noisy fan it is equipped with. I wonder why Antec chose to install such a noisy fan in this PSU, since many users may not mind the non-sleeved wires but definitely will be annoyed by the loud hum the fan produces at full speed. I assume they were afraid that a lower RPM fan may not be able to cool a plain 80 PLUS PSU with high energy dissipation, but on the other hand I think Antec with its huge experience should have followed an alternative path, e.g. use of larger heatsinks.

To sum up, if you are looking for an affordable PSU to power a low-mid range system and you can stand increased noise output (at least when the unit operates at high loads) then Antec VP550P will fully satisfy you. The only requirement is that you must live in an area with 230VAC power grid since the VP550P does not support universal power input, so U.S. residents should look elsewhere.
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09 Jul 2015   #10
Dragovichz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
It's decent.

Made by Delta. Efficiency 84% and lower.

Here's a review summary:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/VP550P/

Very good price/performance ratio
Voltage regulation on all rails is within 3% range
Very low ripple on all rails and throughout whole load range

Regardless its low capacity it managed to successfully pass all Advanced Transient Response Tests (however in the second test 3.3V rail was only a hair away from the lower limit)

Japanese caps (Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon, Nichicon) are used in the secondary side. This is the first time I see a low-priced PSU to use such high quality caps in the secondary

Noisy fan. When it kicks in at full speed it produces an audible hum (according to Antec's PR this issue was solved in production batch with date code September 2011)

If your system idles at 40W then you should look somewhere else since VP550P at this load has only 60% efficiency
No MOV in the transient filter so you should use it along with a surge protector
Only the 24pin ATX cable is sleeved and there is no grommet around the cable exit hole

overall rating 8.6 on a 10 scale.

Antec managed to acomplish what they promised for this PSU: good and reliable performance without fancy visual features like top notch paint job, LED lighting etc. The VP550P, despite its low price, proved to be a solid performer with good voltage regulation on all rails, outstanding ripple/noise suppression and tolerant enough to high temperatures. Its major drawbacks are the low efficiency at very low loads, the lack of sleeving on almost all cables and finally, the most important of all, the noisy fan it is equipped with. I wonder why Antec chose to install such a noisy fan in this PSU, since many users may not mind the non-sleeved wires but definitely will be annoyed by the loud hum the fan produces at full speed. I assume they were afraid that a lower RPM fan may not be able to cool a plain 80 PLUS PSU with high energy dissipation, but on the other hand I think Antec with its huge experience should have followed an alternative path, e.g. use of larger heatsinks.

To sum up, if you are looking for an affordable PSU to power a low-mid range system and you can stand increased noise output (at least when the unit operates at high loads) then Antec VP550P will fully satisfy you. The only requirement is that you must live in an area with 230VAC power grid since the VP550P does not support universal power input, so U.S. residents should look elsewhere.
Uhm, Can you explain this? 230VAC Power Grid
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