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Alright you've convinced me. Link me to a good, quality PSU that can easily handle the future upgrades I mentioned.
I'm willing to spend $65-100

But again, don't let the "Rosewill" brand name scare you here. This particular unit (the first one in the list) is actually a good unit, and basically right on par with the TruePower New and S12II's (that is, if I remember correctly. But I do know that it's a quality unit).

Anyway, any of these would be perfectly suited for your system if you had two 5770s in it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

good deal right there
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post #14 of 19
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Unfortunately, I've learned from some of OCN's power supply experts that this one should basically be avoided.

What about any of the power supplies in my list above?
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post #15 of 19
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If you're going to spend $89.99, spend the money on this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
It even provides a bit more power at 12V than the one you linked to.
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It just seems like I went from "Well maybe spend around $50" to "oh dear good you've got to spend at LEAST 90!"

My psu has been ridiculed before, but it's never let me down and I've been told that it's actually one of the few raidmax psu's that's actually not scary. Other than the fact that it is overpriced and over watted (700watts? yeah right) it still gets the job done.

I'm just not willing to spend almost $100 to replace something that already works.

:/
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post #17 of 19
For your system, you would only need to spend $50 for an Antec Neo Eco 400W. Even if you got a quad core instead of that E7400 and added a couple of hard drives you'd be fine. Adding a 5770 would be the only thing you couldn't do on that 400W.
The thing with cheap PSUs is that they may work fine for a while and just fail catastrophically at a whim. So yeah, in your personal experience, I totally believe that you're not having any problems. With the kind of load you're putting on the PSU, you're probably not even stressing it much (even assuming it's an overrated 400-450W unit), but who knows what goes in behind the scenes, especially in terms of ripple. I don't know how clean (or -- as the case may be -- not clean) the DC power it's feeding your components is. And there's no way to know without an expensive oscilloscope. Anyway... with your system as it is, you're probably fine, but like I said, there's no telling when your unit may die and what will happen to the rest of your computer then. But I'd recommend against adding a 2nd 5770 until you replace the PSU.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
It just seems like I went from "Well maybe spend around $50" to "oh dear good you've got to spend at LEAST 90!"

My psu has been ridiculed before, but it's never let me down and I've been told that it's actually one of the few raidmax psu's that's actually not scary. Other than the fact that it is overpriced and over watted (700watts? yeah right) it still gets the job done.

I'm just not willing to spend almost $100 to replace something that already works.

:/
The 630W Rosewill Green Series power supply (which is the first PSU in my list above) is $65.98 shipped, and it will be able to easily handle your system even with the intended upgrades (including adding a 2nd 5770). Don't let the Rosewill brand name scare you: it's a diamond in the rough. This particular series is actually a series of quality power supplies. In fact, they are so good that I would be very happy to power my sig rig with one of them. I'd feel just as comfortable with one of these as I am with the HX650 I have! This isn't to say that the Rosewill Green Series gives the HX series a run for its money, but it's that I remember seeing some of OCN's power supply experts saying nothing but good things about this particular line of PSUs.

So again: any of the power supplies in my list above will do very well, even after all of the intended upgrades.
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post #19 of 19
Guys, never contradict TwoCables, he is the lord!
Seriously, i can tell you some horror stories that i have had with generic PSUs. A man comes in with a completely dead Core i7 920 GTX280 SLi rig on a 650 watt generic no name brand, the mobo, the CPU, and 1 of the GTX280s are dead, and the PSU had that smoky smell.

Another man comes in asking why his PC keeps shutting off, because of his generic PSU.

My own personal experience with a pentium D and a 9600gt ended in flames almost where the PSU just died and wouldn't turn on.

A Antec 550 watt or a corsair TX650 will keep you happy.
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