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Old 12-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Current specs:

MB: MSI 770-G45 AM3
CPU: Athlon II X3 2.7Ghz
RAM: OCZ Gold 2GB ddr3
Graphics Card: HIS Radeon 5770 HD 1GB 128 Bit
OS: Windows 7 Home premium 64 Bit
Power supply: OCZ 500W
Case: APEX Vortex 3620 Mid-tower

So I'm currently in the process of upgrading my GPU and Ram and bought a Radeon 7870 and 8Gb's of ddr3. I didn't think I would need a new PSU but using this ASUS PSU calculator on their website they estimated that I need like 550W+ So being that I have about $100 or so to spend I thought I'd just upgrade it as well.

So looking for suggestions on good PSU's around the $100 range can go a bit higher $130 if it's really worth it. 600W-750W is what I'm interested in. Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Minimum recommend wattage from AMD's website says 500w. Since it's OCZ I would replace it anyways.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh with DVD/CD Combo and CPU fan it showed 550W. But anyways yeah I saw this one seemed like a good deal, so CORSAIR would be the best for the price?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just an estimate from Asus. CPU takes like 95w and the card itself is less than 200w. The rest of the system isn't relevant since those 2 are the power hogs.

That's pretty much the best PSU you can buy yea.
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