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Old 01-30-2008, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

So, I just bought a new graphics card: - BFG Tech BFGR7950512GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported OC Edition Video Card - Retail

But now I need a new PSU before I put it in. These are the specs of my computer pre-new card:

250W PSU
AMD X2 4000+
x1650 (Series, probably SE)
250 GB Hard Drive

Complete specs here:
Acer Aspire E380-ED401A (Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium) Specs. Desktops Specifications.

So, I saw these two recommended cards on the forums and I wanted to know which was better and if there was another card (possibly cheaper) that could do what I need. - SeaSonic SS-350ES ATX12V/V2.2, 350W, PFC, 80+, 2SATA Power Supply - OEM

and - FSP Group SAGA+ 400R ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

Thanks for the help.

P.S. Thanks so much vernong1992 for putting up with my incessant questioning. I did open up my machine but, couldn't take a picture of the case due to lack of camera and bad angle of PSU in case.

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Deciding on a new PSU

both are good enough, you'll probably like the retail one better anyway.

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In terms of quality Seasonic>Fortron, However, you couldn't go wrong with either.
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I'd go with the Seasonic. It has a 3 year warranty as well. The Fortron is a 350w PSU anyway (400w peak).
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