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Can a 420 watt psu suffice?

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My brother has a current comp with a 420 watt psu. He wants to upgrade later this summer. Will a 420 watt handle this:

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post #2 of 20
Depends on the brand/manufacture of the psu.
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Should be fine, AS LONG AS that 420W is really 420W and not some random no-name generic PSU.
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post #4 of 20
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Quote:
Depends on the brand/manufacture of the psu.
It's a Raidmax
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
It's a Raidmax
Model # please?
post #6 of 20
Is it this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152020


If so it's a piece of crap Sunpro 250W and should be killed with fire.
post #7 of 20
I personally wouldn't. Any decent 420W would be fine. From taking a quick look at the recommended list, there is only one Raidmax model on it. The only 420W Google turned up is a unit which is several years old. It only has 13A on the 12V rail and I don't think it has an PCIe connectors. I could be talking about the wrong unit, however.
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post #8 of 20
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alright, ill get him a 500 watt
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
alright, ill get him a 500 watt
Stop.

Don't just buy some cheap 500W or anything. State your budget and we'll pick out a decent model for you. But there's a lot of crap out there that claims "XXXW", but really craps out between 200-350W, usually damaging the computer in the process. Like that Raidmax 420W, which is a 250W with a lying sticker.

Let me know what you can spend and I can help you get a decent PSU.
post #10 of 20
many psu thats around 500 and less arent that good. so get a good brand like corsair
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