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I googled it model number and it seems to be it. Right here:http://is.gd/0IoqzF

doesn't seem to be a fancy brand
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I googled it model number and it seems to be it. Right here:http://is.gd/0IoqzF
Yeah, you definitely want to get rid of that. It's got a 120/230v switch on the back, showing that its really REALLY old. I can't even get a shot of the sticker, but it LOOKS like the sticker is showing somewhere around 150-200w PEAK power on the 12v rails too.

So yeah, ditch that unit as fast as possible.

Pick the absolute CHEAPEST PSU you can find off this list. Even a 300w PSU is enough for your build. But usually the Corsair CX430 and Antec Neo Eco 400w are the cheapest options out there. Depends on where you're located at.
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Yeah, you definitely want to get rid of that. It's got a 120/230v switch on the back, showing that its really REALLY old. I can't even get a shot of the sticker, but it LOOKS like the sticker is showing somewhere around 150-200w PEAK power on the 12v rails too.

So yeah, ditch that unit as fast as possible.

Pick the absolute CHEAPEST PSU you can find off this list. Even a 300w PSU is enough for your build. But usually the Corsair CX430 and Antec Neo Eco 400w are the cheapest options out there. Depends on where you're located at.
Nah, the rail distribution (103W on +3.3V/+5V and 264W on +12V) makes it seem like a relatively modern unit. If you want to cut costs to the bare minimum, you would still use a non-APFC design. It's probably peak-rated and not very good, but it should run a Phenom II X2 and HD 5770 fine.

However, taking the current newegg Shell Shocker deal (grab it tonight!) of the Antec Neo Eco 400C for $30 shipped, is a good investment.
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Nah, the rail distribution (103W on +3.3V/+5V and 264W on +12V) makes it seem like a relatively modern unit. If you want to cut costs to the bare minimum, you would still use a non-APFC design. It's probably peak-rated and not very good, but it should run a Phenom II X2 and HD 5770 fine.

However, taking the current newegg Shell Shocker deal (grab it tonight!) of the Antec Neo Eco 400C for $30 shipped, is a good investment.
Wow, I didn't know the Neo Eco 400 is $30 shipped. Wow!! Yeah, if you can buy off newegg, get that unit now! Such a killer price!

The problem being with his unit, is that its all rated in PEAK power, not continuous. So we have absolutely no clue how much continuous power on the 12v it can actually handle. I'd guess and say around 150-175w before it blows, but that's just a guess.

In the meantime, don't run a CPU + GPU stress test on it, and try not to play any super intensive games (on both CPU / GPU). It should work fine until you get a replacement in, but I'd rather play it safe than sorry in this situation.
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Just a thought, but this one from OCZ is only 39$, and would last you a long time, even through some upgrades.

http://www.svc.com/ocz700gxssli-b.html
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Just a thought, but this one from OCZ is only 39$, and would last you a long time, even through some upgrades.

http://www.svc.com/ocz700gxssli-b.html
The Neo Eco is a better unit all around, and will handle almost any single GPU he could ever want (short of high end single GPU solutions such as the 6970, GTX480, 570, and 580).
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The Neo Eco is a better unit all around, and will handle almost any single GPU he could ever want (short of high end single GPU solutions such as the 6970, GTX480, 570, and 580).
Cool, just a thought
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Ummm, YOUR machine would run fine off a good 380w PSU, but yet you overpaid for a 750w?

Just because YOU like to blow money on things that won't do anything, doesn't mean you should advise others to do the same.

We need the EXACT model of the PSU (pictures of the sticker would help), to be able to tell for sure.
hey don't be yelling at people for overkill psu's

I only paid $60 for my Antec.

I do agree it was false info though.
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hey don't be yelling at people for overkill psu's

I only paid $60 for my Antec.

I do agree it was false info though.
I only paid $20 for my Antec TPN 650. Just gotta get my stuff RMA'd so I can use it again.
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