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Old 05-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre, I want to upgrade to dual monitors but I need a new power supply. The one that my friend showed me says its only compatible with Inter i3, i5, i7 or Amd Phenom. Will it still work?
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Intel Pentium CPU G630 @ 2.70Ghz Dual Core
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Link to PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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What graphic card do you have? You shouldn't need to upgrade your PSU just to add another monitor.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's built into the motherboard, Intel HD Graphics, and my PSU is 280w, the graphics card I want requires 500w minimum so I was just going to get a 650w one.
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What card are you planning to get? Just wondering.
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[h=1]This one:
XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
search that on newegg link needs to be approved[/h]
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Default Re: Need help with PSU to pick

I would grab a Corsair HX PSU instead. 600-650.
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Though the hx is twice the price basically.
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Will it matter if I get a PSU that doesn't say its compatible with my computers processor but has all the same connectors?
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Saying it works with i5 or i7 is a marketing gimmick to raise popularity. It will work with any system. As long as it has the correct connectors you need.
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