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im planning on getting an ATI radeon 6750 and 6 gigs of ram and with my current psu and cpu will i need a psu upgrade or should i be fine.

NOTE:i used the thermal take online psu calculator and it said i needed 375 watts of power.i dont want my components blowing.

thanks
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post #2 of 11
Nah you'll be fine. If you want to make sure for yourself, have a look at this:

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html
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i see but that thing says ill only need 150 watts power and my psu calculator says 375 which one should i trust?
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post #4 of 11
I wouldn't really trust that particular PSU all that much. But honestly, you'll probably only ever use MAYBE 150w at a full system load anyway.

You'll be fine with that unit.
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thats what im worried about is that it cant be trusted im worried that it gonna blow something up.would my warrenty cover that?
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by THE JUDGE View Post
thats what im worried about is that it cant be trusted im worried that it gonna blow something up.would my warrenty cover that?
Your considered upgrade on the GPU.....honestly I wouldn't worry too much about it unless that unit is REALLY old.

If you are that worried about it, pick up one of the following PSU's
Corsair CX430
Rosewill Green 430
Antec Neo ECO 400
Antec Earthwatts Green EA430D

Just pick whichever is cheapest (all of those usually go on sale from time to time between $20 and $30). They'll all handle your build with TONS of room to spare.
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post #7 of 11
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thats what im worried about is that it cant be trusted im worried that it gonna blow something up.would my warrenty cover that?
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YOUR NOT A PROFESSIONAL OVER-CLOCKER UNTIL YOUVE BLOWN UP A PC OR 2
Sounds like you should either push the limit or change your tagline....
    
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
Tagline:


Sounds like you should either push the limit or change your tagline....
Well in that case, somebody needs to get this man an Apevia or Diablotek unit, ASAP!

Honestly though,
I wouldn't even sweat it on that Thermaltake 430w, as I'm SURE it can handle at LEAST 250w. Your machine won't even pull 150w. You should be just fine on it.
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post #9 of 11
ive had a spare pc running an 3ghz q8300 8 gigs of ram and a 5770 on a 400w corsair psu still strong after 2 years even under stress . Recommended
PSU Wattage: 356
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Well in that case, somebody needs to get this man an Apevia or Diablotek unit, ASAP!

Honestly though,
I wouldn't even sweat it on that Thermaltake 430w, as I'm SURE it can handle at LEAST 250w. Your machine won't even pull 150w. You should be just fine on it.

I almost fell for the Diablotek trap.Their products seem so good when gauging by the pricetag. Luckily I have a rule that I follow when making purchase decisions: Given a choice I refuse to deal with companies with malicious names. This includes any company named for stinging insects, vicious wild beasts, criminals, or satanic names.

"Hi, we are "Diablotek", trust us". Ehh, sorry there Mr. Devil, I'll pass....
Edited by Jagged_Steel - 8/11/11 at 3:49am
    
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