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Hey, i plan to build cheap computer based on amd apu a6 3850, can i put into it any PSU(ex. i have PSU from old computer P4 2,6ghz) ?
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What type of graphics card will you use?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rysiu342;14458962 
Hey, i plan to build cheap computer based on amd apu a6 3850, can i put into it any PSU(ex. i have PSU from old computer P4 2,6ghz) ?

How many watts is the PSU?, the APU CPU has a built in GPU, I would not use a dedicated graphics card with a generic PSU. Period.
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Guys..... Its obvious if i build computer based on amd apu, so i won't use dedicated graphic card..

Do i need any special brand psu, or can i use that psu i have with p4 2,6ghz old computer which is probably 300W or something like that.
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post #5 of 13
You know, you can use a dedicated graphics card & the onboard in tandem. By itself the A8-3850 uses less than 150 watts, so as long as you have a QUALITY 300 PSU you should be good to go. I think your old PSU is a generic one, so that's a no go.

I recommend

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202

This is a 430W Rosewill PSU, found on Tator Tot's recommended PSU's list. It's $39.99-$10.00(promo code)=$29.99 +$4.99 shipping. = $24.98 total.
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKCHB33, limited offer


The list can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html
Edited by N7-OC - 8/4/11 at 4:08am
 
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by rysiu342;14459050 
Guys..... Its obvious if i build computer based on amd apu, so i won't use dedicated graphic card..

Do i need any special brand psu, or can i use that psu i have with p4 2,6ghz old computer which is probably 300W or something like that.

Generic PSU's are dangerous, if it tends to explode at any point soon, then all it's cheap hardware in that PSU will take out all your system also, if you can get yourself a decent PSU, that has at least a good few safety voltage protection stuff etc, then your system should be fine from when it does tend to blow.
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post #7 of 13
The better question is look at the motherboard power and see if it has 24 pins. I'm guessing it doesn't. The p4's typically ran on 20pins and not to mention everything was molex back then. Now it is all sata power so you may not be able to power new drives and hdd's also you may need a 8 pin for your mono depending on which you have.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seronx;14470024 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080

I recommend this

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Something that a $30 300-400w PSU could handle with ease, and you recommend a $150 550w?

On topic:
No I wouldn't trust a generic PSU unless you gave specific details on it, including full pictures. Just spend the $30 and buy a good 300-400w unit off the recommended PSU list.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seronx;14470024 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080

I recommend this

LOL thats not overkill at all bro. lachen.gif
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