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post #1 of 15
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I upgraged my nephews graphics card from an FX5200 to an X1950GT that requires a lot more power. How big of a PSU does he need? Any economical suggestions?

P4 2.8 CPU (not overclocked)
DVD Burner
Floppy
Wireless Adaptor
160gb Hard Drive
Wired Keyboard/mouse
X1950GT 512

The PSU he has currently is not working. The screen will go bank, ect...... TY
post #2 of 15
I would go with a corsair. This might work but if you need more power they have other amount of wattage as well such as the 520 Watt or 550Watt.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003

Hope this helps!

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post #4 of 15
Just get an Antec Earthwatts EA380. Its a Seasonic OEM, and will work perfectly for your setup.

29.99 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005
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post #5 of 15
A good 400W PSU should be fine. $60 Corsair 450vx is a good PSU. Also, for extra $10, you can get a Corsair 550vx in case you add more parts in the near future.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/20/08 at 3:32pm
post #6 of 15
If you have the money, the Corsair 450 is the best. If you are on a budget the Antec 380 listed earlier is a good choice. Another option is this CM Extreme Power Plus 460. I know it looks like it would be bad, but it tested well (although it isn't as good as the Earthwatts).
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post #7 of 15
+1 for Corsair 450VX
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post #8 of 15
I'm going to have to say the Corsair 450 also. I have heard alot of good things about the Corsair PSU's.
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post #9 of 15
I would suggest you go modular, and I'm a big Silverstone fan. But with your setup, I don't think you need a whole lot of power. Here's the whole list of the Silverstone PSU's on newegg, I would recommend any of them, but if it was me, I like the ST50F because it's 500 Watts and it's SLI compatible. The future upgradeability of that one is nice.

Full list

ST50F
post #10 of 15
If I were to go Silverstone, I would go ST400 for budget (It's a FSP so quality is in between the Cooler Master I listed and the Antec). Since the ST50F is also a FSP I would skip that because the Corsair is much better. A Silverstone comparible to the Corsair 450 would be the ST50EF which is a good bit more expensive then the Corsair.
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