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Can you recommend me a power supply from this page:

http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...rt=NewProduct&

The true power new 750 is on sale for 109. With one left.. Is that a good deal?
The High Current Gamer 620 or the TruePower New 650 are both very solid buys. Again though, you honestly don't need more than 400w for a single card. Your current PSU isn't ACTUALLY 550w. It's not even 500w, since that's peak power rating. The 400w Neo ECO is 400w continuous, not peak.

But honestly, the TruePower New, High Current Gamer, Neo ECO, and Earthwatts are all very solid units. Any of them would be a fine option to pick up. You don't NEED more than 400w.
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The High Current Gamer 620 or the TruePower New 650 are both very solid buys. Again though, you honestly don't need more than 400w for a single card. Your current PSU isn't ACTUALLY 550w. It's not even 500w, since that's peak power rating. The 400w Neo ECO is 400w continuous, not peak.

But honestly, the TruePower New, High Current Gamer, Neo ECO, and Earthwatts are all very solid units. Any of them would be a fine option to pick up. You don't NEED more than 400w.
I unplugged my HD, fans, CD-ROM. It still booted into the monitor on standby. I then unplugged everything. Powered it on. After a few seconds I plugged the monitor into the card. It posted and asked for a keyboard.

It seems to be drawing more power at boot up that the PSU can handle as stated earlier. I will try and make it to Micro Center tomorrow and pick up a decent PSU. I will have to splurge on one. I am due for a new one anyway.
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I unplugged my HD, fans, CD-ROM. It still booted into the monitor on standby. I then unplugged everything. Powered it on. After a few seconds I plugged the monitor into the card. It posted and asked for a keyboard.

It seems to be drawing more power at boot up that the PSU can handle as stated earlier. I will try and make it to Micro Center tomorrow and pick up a decent PSU. I will have to splurge on one. I am due for a new one anyway.
No reason to buy something that you'll never use though. Just keep in mind what you may or may not add into the system in the future. 470, 570, 5870, 6970 dual GPU setups will require 750w roughly. Anything smaller than that, a solid 600-650w unit will do just fine. Just depends on what cards.

If you were to ever jump into crossfire 5830's, you'll want around 600w or so. Just a single GPU card, a solid 400-450w is enough. Even for a single GTX580.

And post here when you get the new PSU. I'm subbed to this thread, I want to make sure that solves your problem.
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And remember a good psu will last you much longer than your current build! you save money on both the efficiency and reliability, win win. I'll have my psu for the next couple rigs I'm sure
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And remember a good psu will last you much longer than your current build! you save money on both the efficiency and reliability, win win. I'll have my psu for the next couple rigs I'm sure
My PSU has already lasted me through 4 rigs. Plus I'm getting ready for 470 SLI on it.
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Guru 3D review of a 5830 shows: (Total system power usage, higher end components. Other reviews show similiar ratings)

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-5830-review/11

System in IDLE = 176 Watts
System with GPU in FULL Stress = 325 Watts

No reason to go with a lower wattage psu if you can afford a 600W or higher to insure clean constant power to your components.

There are two groups here at OC that hold very seperate beliefs in the PSU forums.

One is more is better, the other offer valid proof of tech requirement specs being over rated. I am of the opinion that the highest wattage unit form a reputable brand that is in my budget is my best option.
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One is more is better, the other offer valid proof of tech requirement specs being over rated. I am of the opinion that the highest wattage unit form a reputable brand that is in my budget is my best option.
I believe why waste money if you don't need to.
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I'll look at the Antec's as well. I have not had any problems with them in the past. I will see if I can get lucky and get the last True power new 750. If not I will more than likely splurge on the corsair hx650.

Either way I hope this fixes my issue. I just think my old 550 is out matched on this one.
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I'm considering one of these Antec basiq 430w linky for my future build with the same sapphire 5830 and an phenom II x4 840. Will it be able to power said rig without any problems? I won't be overclocking however because this is a client build and he's not very techy

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I'll look at the Antec's as well. I have not had any problems with them in the past. I will see if I can get lucky and get the last True power new 750. If not I will more than likely splurge on the corsair hx650.

Either way I hope this fixes my issue. I just think my old 550 is out matched on this one.
Anything currently made by Antec (except a few of their Basiq line) are solid units. So they definitely won't disappoint.

Seasonic X-650 would be the BEST unit in that wattage range you could get. But it comes with a hefty price tag.

Most Corsair units are okay. The TX line has been changed up, I don't remember if it was good or bad. The HX line is fine, although the Antec TPN does better under 850w.

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I'm considering one of these Antec basiq 430w linky for my future build with the same sapphire 5830 and an phenom II x4 840. Will it be able to power said rig without any problems? I won't be overclocking however because this is a client build and he's not very techy

Thanks!
You'd actually be a LOT better off spending $5 extra bucks and getting the Neo ECO 400. I don't remember what OEM the 430 Basiq has in it, but I know it can't quite put out even 400w. The Neo ECO will actually do 400w.
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