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I'm planning to run the system in my signature,my PSU is a G-Pro P-4 500W ATX12V, I think it should do,but it's kind of old,could that cause any problems?
Edited by ZeroG - 4/19/11 at 2:25am
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post #2 of 9
The system in your signature lists ? as the CPU and ? as the motherboard... But yea it should work regardless of CPU/mobo.
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oops,forgot to save the CPU and mobo,but anyway,i was just worried about the PSU being old.
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I can't seem to find ANY sort of information on that PSU at all. Might want to look into that, since you could find a solid Antec, Corsair, or Delta unit (all would be Delta anyway) for around $40 or so for a 350-400w unit. Which would be more than enough for your rig. Solid 350w unit would easily be better than a junk 500w unit.
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I would say this Power Supply is Very Generic to say the least. I would try something along the lines of this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-031-_-Product

Decent price and better than the current PSU.
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i actually found a site that makes industrial PSUs,so my PSU is either a cheap copy or an industrial PSU.

is Golden Tiger a good manufacturer?anyone had experience with a golden tiger PSU?
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
I would say this Power Supply is Very Generic to say the least. I would try something along the lines of this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-031-_-Product

Decent price and better than the current PSU.
nope thats not at all a decent unit....i had it as my last psu and it blew off...but luckily all my parts survived....
get corsair vx 450 if u can...excellent build...made by seasonic--the top dog of psu's....
post #8 of 9
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i guess I'll stick with my current PSU,It's served me well for a few months,and my current computer has belonged to my uncle for 3,4 years or something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroG View Post
i guess I'll stick with my current PSU,It's served me well for a few months,and my current computer has belonged to my uncle for 3,4 years or something.
All the more reason to buy a proper one.

Antec, Corsair, Delta, Seasonic...they all make solid units. You can EASILY find a solid 400w unit around $40 or so, which would easily power your machine.

And no, don't get that CoolerMaster garbage either. Those are highly overrated units, that will NEVER put out rated power.

But keep in mind, as a PSU ages, the capacitors get weaker in there, and eventually it will fail. Better to replace it with a proper unit that can actually put out what it claims now...before that no name generic unit you have goes poof. When it does, it will likely take everything else with it.
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