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post #1 of 22
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Hey everyone,

My 2 shipments from Ebay came in so I opened them up to see what was inside.

The first one has a Q6600, 4GB Ram, HD 3650 etc.

And the 2nd one has a AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 8550, onboard graphics, 3GB ram etc.

Both seem to have this PSU installed:


So my question is, what gpu can this thing handle? The plan is to get a video card off kijiji or somewhere and put it into these 2 computers, but I don't know what card to get.

Before I got the computers I was planning on getting something like a 5770, but I don't know what these psu's are capable of.

So please, PSU Gurus, help me out?
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post #2 of 22
Nope you need a new PSU for a 5770. I wouldnt trust that thing...
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post #3 of 22
Pretty much what those systems contain. It's absolute garbage.

I mean, max maybe a PII X2 with a 9800GT, microATX mobo, and 2GB ram.
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post #4 of 22
No sir that psu wont power more than what you have mentioned in the OP.
Edited by Anti!! - 4/20/11 at 11:29am
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post #5 of 22
It's a pretty basic, low end FSP with stacks of power on the 3.3v and 5v rails. Even if it's in perfect condition, it's an old design.
In my opinion, the best this PSU can handle is being a doorstop or paperweight, and it may fail at that. It can quite probably handle what it's plugged into right now, but I'd be very cautious about any upgrades.
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post #6 of 22
300W? Well, your mobo and drives and IGB will be happy ....
Seriously though, get rid of that thing, the 5770 needs more than that for the entire system
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post #7 of 22
Does it even have a 6pin for the 5770?
if not then it surely has only 300watts or less.

The HD3650 will be alright since its low power, but replace the psu on whichever pc you'll be using with a 5770
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post #8 of 22
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That was fast haha.
Well I don't really want to put a lot of money into these things, would something like this be fine for the systems along with a 5770, or a GTX 275:

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=032795

If not, what would you guys suggest from Canada Computers if my budget was fairly low?
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post #9 of 22
CX430 is a pretty decent unit for low-end machines like these. In fact, it's pretty perfect. Phaedrus has a thread on sub $50 PSUs and his recommended 5, go look there, and you'll find the CX430 on that list, as well as other options (mainly Antecs).
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
Nope you need a new PSU for a 5770. I wouldnt trust that thing...
Wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by Primus View Post
Pretty much what those systems contain. It's absolute garbage.

I mean, max maybe a PII X2 with a 9800GT, microATX mobo, and 2GB ram.
Wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anti!! View Post
No sir that psu wont power more than what you have mentioned in the OP.
Wrong


Ugh.



It's a decent low-end unit. The system with the X3 can probably take a 5770. The one with the Q6600, I'd be a little more wary, the Q6000 series took a lot of power.

But for reference, my step-dad's rig with a Phenom X4 9850, a 5770, and 8GB of RAM is being powered by a Delta Electronics 350W.
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