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post #1 of 23
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It came with my computer when I purchased it (via iBuyPower). Runs my 5770 pretty well. I will be getting a 6950 soon, and do I need to upgrade my PSU as well? I really hope not, because it will take forever to untangle all of the wires and whatnot. Will this PSU ruin my GPU, or viceversa?

Also, if the PSU isn't very good, could you guys recommend a decent PSU (not too expensive) which will run my 6950 and not fail?

post #2 of 23
It's a fairly average power supply. They've got 4-star reviews on the Egg and Amazon.

It may be pushing it with a 6950, though. You probably won't have much OCing headroom.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/8/11 at 7:44pm
post #3 of 23
It's a unit of above-average quality for cheap junk, it's a little below the quality of the OCZ units, shouldn't be a component killer. It should be OK for the 6950.
You don't need a massive PSU for your rig, a decent 550w unit will be plenty, even with the 6950, and a good 650/700w unit will have enough poke for xfire if your board supports it (not sure if it does, if it's the same as the MA770-UD3 it doesn't).

You have a good enough unit for now, just keep an eye on Newegg for an opportunity to pick up something like the Antec TPN 550 or 650 for bargain prices, they had them for about $50 after MIR a few months back. And the only reason to swap is for better quality power with less ripple and more stable voltages so you can overclock more.
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
It's a fairly average power supply. They've got 4-star reviews on the Egg and Amazon.
As far as PSU's are concerned, Newegg/Amazon reviews don't mean anything. If the unit turns on and is quiet people will usually give it 4 or 5 stars.

@OP It's sufficient for a 6950... I would replace it though, it's a very old platform and not that great either.
Edited by GameBoy - 4/8/11 at 7:47pm
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It should handle the 6950 with no problems
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personally i wouldnt trust it get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

if u want something with more quality and can throw some more cash at it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product
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post #7 of 23
Considering what you have in your current system, that PSU should handle it and an added 6950 with no problems. Just don't stress it too much (i.e. make sure it doesn't get too hot and don't overclock like crazy), else I'd get a new PSU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TehStranger? View Post
personally i wouldnt trust it get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

if u want something with more quality and can throw some more cash at it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product
Both of those are bad choices...
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post #9 of 23
This.

Get THIS Instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-040-_-Product


Or THIS for better quality:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
Edited by xPwn - 4/8/11 at 7:56pm
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
Both of those are bad choices...
At least give reasons for why they are bad choices.

To OP, cheap PSU's dont usually last. They might go for a few months, but usually just fry themselves and hopefully, not your components. It is worth it to spend the $75 on a decent power supply ASAP.

The corsair PSU I have has done me and the other 2 computers in my house well. None of the 3 have had any problems.

*Edit* To the post above me, Ocz PSU's are lackluster at best. I have seen multiple die (some of which I have owned, some friends). I would not recommend Ocz for anyone.
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