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Old 12-14-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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Hi just a quick question for you guys, all responses will be appriciated.

These are my specs;

Mother Board: Asus P5Q-se

CPU: E7300

RAM (memory): 4G Kit-800 (2x2G) Adata

HD: W.D SATA 640GB

Video Card: PCI-E ATI RADEON 512m 4850

Disc Drive: SATA DL DVD-RW

I was just wondering, what size PSU will i need? at an absolute minimum as i am on a strict budget.

At the moment i am going to get a 460w by coolermaster but some people have said to go 500+ but the thing is i only want to do that if it is really 100% necessary.

Ps. I probably wont be upgrading my computer for 2years+ :P
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:24 AM   #2
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460 watt will be sufficient for you
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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If on a real tight budget consider the Mwave.com refurbished power supplies. Many of our tech on here use that company for refurbs and are very pleased. You can get a Coolermaster "Real Power Pro 650" for less than $60 and it is top of the line.

https://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewprodu...2D+Refurbished

You could probably run this card with a 550, but if you can get the 650 for less money, it would be a wise inventment.

BTW, the coolermaster line of supplies are generally weak supplies with the exception of the Real Power Pro which is a great supply. Be careful what you buy in a power supply or you will be doing this again in a very short time.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the fast replies, i know i'm going to have to upgrade my PSU if i am to upgrade my computer in the future, but i am not so worried about losing $50-$100

I would just like to know if a 460w power supply will be able to handle what i have.

Thanks for your time,

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:00 AM   #5
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i wouldn't run with less than a quality 550w



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Thanks for the fast replies, i know i'm going to have to upgrade my PSU if i am to upgrade my computer in the future, but i am not so worried about losing $50-$100

I would just like to know if a 460w power supply will be able to handle what i have.

Thanks for your time,

Joose.
The quick answer is NO! You need at least a 550 as I mentioned before and dai confirmed the same.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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ok thanks, will do =]

Edit: What would you consider a reliable brand for the psu (and possibly the cheapest)

Thanks again.
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