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Acualy Is Confusingkid

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#1 13 years ago

Just curious, i'm getting $200 in about a month, and I'm thinking of upgrading my PSU and Video Card.

PSU I am thinking of: Newegg.com - ePOWER EP-450XP-C1G ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 120 V/ 200 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CSA - Power Supplies

Video Card:Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

(Just look at the price... :))

Ok, I'm curious, does anyone know if this is a good/reliable PSU manufacturer? I know the 8800 requires 20+ amps on the +12V rail, which this card says it has 26 or 28 (don't remember).

So, that should be fine right?

I'm currently running an Athlon X2 5600, 2 GB Ram, a 120 MM fan, A 500 GB Sata Hdd, and an 8600 GT Overclocked edition on a 350W PSU. So an upgrade is in order.

Does everything check out?

And if you know of any better PSU's in the same price range, please, do tell.

Thanks in advance.




*The.Doctor

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#2 13 years ago

That looks like a great deal on that GTS. You can't beat that level of performance for $100. That should give you around double the performance of your 8600. I'm not too sure on the PSU though.




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#3 13 years ago
Acualy Is Confusingkid

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#4 13 years ago

Apollo75;4323641That looks like a great deal on that GTS. You can't beat that level of performance for $100. That should give you around double the performance of your 8600. I'm not too sure on the PSU though.[/quote]

Yeah, I'm just hoping there is a deal like this next month when I actually GET the money. :p

[quote=foodmaniac2003;4323737]Out of the price range but you did mention you have $200 to spend. =p

Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies

Hmm.. That's a bit much, as, It needs to total <100 All together, including shipping. I literally only have $200 even. Do you have any other recommendations? Thank you both for your input. :D

EDIT:I think I found a good one! A good name, good reviews, and 33A on the 12v rail.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX ATX12V V2.2 450W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

How does that look?




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#5 13 years ago

yea that's a good power supply i have its bigger brother and can only say good things about corsair




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#6 13 years ago

I have this power supply in my computer (the one in my sig): Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-500ES ATX12V/V2.2, EPS12V/V2.91, 500W, PFC, 80+, 2PCI-E (6Pin), Power Supply - Power Supplies Its 80-Plus effiecency certified, 500W, and has 34 amps on the +12V rails. That should keep you just under your $200 limit as well, especially if that mail in rebate on the 8800 lasts. I highly recommend SeaSonic, they are one of the best.




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#7 13 years ago

I'd take Seasonic over Corsair any day when it comes to PSUs.