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Old 09-12-2011, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody. I'm just wondering if you guys have any suggestions for just a quality 350W PSU for preferably under 60-70$$. All it requires is like two 6 prong things that can plug into a graphics card. I uploaded a picture jus so you guys know what I'm talkin about. I'm lookin at Antec.com - Product: BP350 and wondering if that will do the trick. Thank you! =D

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That power supply does not have 2x 6-Pin connectors, it doesn't even have 1.
What graphics card is that? my guess is it requires more than 350w if it needs 2x 6-pin plugs.
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It's the ATI Radeon 4870 .. I don't know, it may require more wattage. I read somewhere that the max power draw is like 250W, so a quality 350W would do fine.
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From the AMD website:
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500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Expressģ power connectors recommended
Any of these will work in your price range.
Newegg.com - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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It's the ATI Radeon 4870 .. I don't know, it may require more wattage. I read somewhere that the max power draw is like 250W, so a quality 350W would do fine.
The card uses 250W on its own. Then your cpu uses agtleast 85W for an older amd x2, but most likely a 100+ watts. Add on to it, fans, drives and usb devices, and youre upwards of 400 Watts.

I'd spend the 4 bucks more and get the Antec.
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Hey everyone .. little bit of a bump. Just wondering if Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply would work just as well. Yeah, it's only a few bucks cheaper, but hey. I'm cheap like that >.>.
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Yeah it will work just as well, Corsair makes a good PSU.

Just saying, the 500w OCZ ModXStream is actually cheaper after the rebate and semi-modular (only plug in the extra plugs if you need them).
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Actually, Corsair doesn't really make them. Bbut they spec good components for their stuff.
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****en loveeeee these forums ^^

One more question. I did end up buying the Corsair despite the better MIR .. Upon replacing my old PSU, I realize that the motherboard connector is a 24 pin, while my old PSU is only a 20 pin ..? It just left 4 pins open. The new Corsair has a 20+4 pin, so should I plug in all 24 or just be safe and plug in just the 20?
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If your board has a 24-pin, you want to use all 24.
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