Need a new PSU for my new graphics card
Hi all with having bought a nvidia gtx 550 ti I decided that i need a new PSU, can anyone offer me any advice as to what specs the new PSU will need to be able to run my GPU just fine.

My specs are:

Motherboard: Advent Centurion CQ9204
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50ghz
PSU: ISO (not completely sure what model) 420W
Video Card: ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti
Memory: 6GB

Thank you for reading.
Hi all with having bought a nvidia gtx 550 ti I decided that i need a new PSU, can anyone offer me any advice as to what specs the new PSU will need to be able to run my GPU just fine.



My specs are:



Motherboard: Advent Centurion CQ9204

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50ghz

PSU: ISO (not completely sure what model) 420W

Video Card: ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti

Memory: 6GB



Thank you for reading.

#1
Posted 12/31/2011 06:41 PM   
Here, $30.00 delivered, it is all you need and then some:

http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-600-Watt-Power-Supply-PSDA600/dp/B003UWNL2O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1325359181&sr=1-1
Here, $30.00 delivered, it is all you need and then some:



http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-600-Watt-Power-Supply-PSDA600/dp/B003UWNL2O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1325359181&sr=1-1

Intel Core i7 X 980 3.33GHz @ 3.3 GHz

eVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard

HAF-X Case, Corsair H80 CPU Liquid Cooler

12GB System RAM

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

KingWin Mach 1 ATX 1220-Watt Power Supply

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 RPM hdd

#2
Posted 12/31/2011 07:20 PM   
[quote name='BobbyNow' date='31 December 2011 - 01:20 PM' timestamp='1325359218' post='1349741']
Here, $30.00 delivered, it is all you need and then some:

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-600-Watt-Power-Supply-PSDA600/dp/B003UWNL2O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1325359181&sr=1-1"]http://www.amazon.co...25359181&sr=1-1[/url]
[/quote]

DiabloTek is hit or miss, but IIRC that one is pretty solid. Good find.
[quote name='BobbyNow' date='31 December 2011 - 01:20 PM' timestamp='1325359218' post='1349741']

Here, $30.00 delivered, it is all you need and then some:



http://www.amazon.co...25359181&sr=1-1





DiabloTek is hit or miss, but IIRC that one is pretty solid. Good find.

Done.

#3
Posted 12/31/2011 07:46 PM   
I wouldn't cut corners with something as important as the PSU. I'd stick with the Big names like Seasonic , Corsair, Antec, OCZ.
I wouldn't cut corners with something as important as the PSU. I'd stick with the Big names like Seasonic , Corsair, Antec, OCZ.

#4
Posted 01/08/2012 03:13 PM   
[color="#008000"][size="2"][font="""][b]Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 2X8PIN PCI-E[/b] [/font][/size]
[/color][color="#008000"][font="""][size="2"][b][url="http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41978&vpn=TPQ%2D1200&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1297"]http://ncix.com/prod...ec&promoid=1297[/url]
[/b]reg $299 ncix price $199 plus shipping and taxes

I know the Antec is overkill but it has pinstripes and matches my case but the OCZ will allow me to include the presleeved extentions for the cpu, 4xpcie,6x sata, and another 24pin (cause im thinking of going red now) and still keep the cost close to what the Antec costs befor taxes and shipping[/size][/font]

ya, cut and paste did something and i need to post in green or its all just a mess lol[/color]

post ammended as the other psu listed had very poor review
[font="""]Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 2X8PIN PCI-E [/font]

[font="""]http://ncix.com/prod...ec&promoid=1297

reg $299 ncix price $199 plus shipping and taxes



I know the Antec is overkill but it has pinstripes and matches my case but the OCZ will allow me to include the presleeved extentions for the cpu, 4xpcie,6x sata, and another 24pin (cause im thinking of going red now) and still keep the cost close to what the Antec costs befor taxes and shipping[/font]



ya, cut and paste did something and i need to post in green or its all just a mess lol



post ammended as the other psu listed had very poor review
#5
Posted 01/08/2012 04:43 PM   
[quote name='Tinmann840' date='08 January 2012 - 09:13 AM' timestamp='1326035614' post='1353274']
I wouldn't cut corners with something as important as the PSU. I'd stick with the Big names like Seasonic , Corsair, Antec, OCZ.
[/quote]

Then pull OCZ from that list. They aren't too reputable anymore.

[quote name='cravinmild' date='08 January 2012 - 10:43 AM' timestamp='1326040986' post='1353306']
[color="#008000"][size="2"][font="""][b]Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 2X8PIN PCI-E[/b] [/font][/size][/color][size="2"][b]
[/b][/size][/quote]


Cravin, that PSU would be twice the cost of his GPU.
[quote name='Tinmann840' date='08 January 2012 - 09:13 AM' timestamp='1326035614' post='1353274']

I wouldn't cut corners with something as important as the PSU. I'd stick with the Big names like Seasonic , Corsair, Antec, OCZ.





Then pull OCZ from that list. They aren't too reputable anymore.



[quote name='cravinmild' date='08 January 2012 - 10:43 AM' timestamp='1326040986' post='1353306']

[font="""]Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 2X8PIN PCI-E [/font]







Cravin, that PSU would be twice the cost of his GPU.

Done.

#6
Posted 01/08/2012 05:05 PM   
Its difficult to find a highend psu for under $180 on sale AND MIR. $300 or more for a 1000w+ psu here for the highest of quality, more with taxes and then shipping (based on weight). Id like to keep it at the min I have to and still allow for 2 580gtx, super high oc on both gpus and cpu and tons of case stuff. This psu died again twice during BF3 last night, frustating. One last thing i need to check is the power cord. I had the cords from two screens that died on me plus the monitor cord im using now and the psu powercord were in a pile on the floor during the living room change. I figured they were all the same and didnt really pay attention to what component got what cord. Ill go back and see if one has a higher rating on it for the psu............IDK, just a thought.
Its difficult to find a highend psu for under $180 on sale AND MIR. $300 or more for a 1000w+ psu here for the highest of quality, more with taxes and then shipping (based on weight). Id like to keep it at the min I have to and still allow for 2 580gtx, super high oc on both gpus and cpu and tons of case stuff. This psu died again twice during BF3 last night, frustating. One last thing i need to check is the power cord. I had the cords from two screens that died on me plus the monitor cord im using now and the psu powercord were in a pile on the floor during the living room change. I figured they were all the same and didnt really pay attention to what component got what cord. Ill go back and see if one has a higher rating on it for the psu............IDK, just a thought.
#7
Posted 01/08/2012 07:28 PM   
[quote name='cravinmild' date='08 January 2012 - 01:28 PM' timestamp='1326050914' post='1353356']
Its difficult to find a highend psu for under $180 on sale AND MIR. $300 or more for a 1000w+ psu here for the highest of quality, more with taxes and then shipping (based on weight). Id like to keep it at the min I have to and still allow for 2 580gtx, super high oc on both gpus and cpu and tons of case stuff. This psu died again twice during BF3 last night, frustating. One last thing i need to check is the power cord. I had the cords from two screens that died on me plus the monitor cord im using now and the psu powercord were in a pile on the floor during the living room change. I figured they were all the same and didnt really pay attention to what component got what cord. Ill go back and see if one has a higher rating on it for the psu............IDK, just a thought.
[/quote]


There are several "high end" PSUs under $100USD, since he has zero need for a 1KW unit.

While I personally would never get anything cheaper than a Corsair builder series that Diablotek isn't a bad little PSU for a 550Ti. It's no "high end" unit, but the OP doesn't have a high end machine. I think a Corsair Builder 500w is the best PSU for someone who won't be running SLI or $400+ GPUs, but that's a pricier unit.
[quote name='cravinmild' date='08 January 2012 - 01:28 PM' timestamp='1326050914' post='1353356']

Its difficult to find a highend psu for under $180 on sale AND MIR. $300 or more for a 1000w+ psu here for the highest of quality, more with taxes and then shipping (based on weight). Id like to keep it at the min I have to and still allow for 2 580gtx, super high oc on both gpus and cpu and tons of case stuff. This psu died again twice during BF3 last night, frustating. One last thing i need to check is the power cord. I had the cords from two screens that died on me plus the monitor cord im using now and the psu powercord were in a pile on the floor during the living room change. I figured they were all the same and didnt really pay attention to what component got what cord. Ill go back and see if one has a higher rating on it for the psu............IDK, just a thought.







There are several "high end" PSUs under $100USD, since he has zero need for a 1KW unit.



While I personally would never get anything cheaper than a Corsair builder series that Diablotek isn't a bad little PSU for a 550Ti. It's no "high end" unit, but the OP doesn't have a high end machine. I think a Corsair Builder 500w is the best PSU for someone who won't be running SLI or $400+ GPUs, but that's a pricier unit.

Done.

#8
Posted 01/08/2012 10:19 PM   
lol, my bad[img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/turned.gif[/img]

Thought this was my "i need a new psu" but seen my mistake after reading your post.

OP, forget what i said, im stupid [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/wallbash.gif[/img]
lol, my badImage



Thought this was my "i need a new psu" but seen my mistake after reading your post.



OP, forget what i said, im stupid Image
#9
Posted 01/08/2012 11:38 PM   
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