pick me out a videocard...

By jayno20
Oct 31, 2006
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  1. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I googled it, and it seems you have a normal, ATX 350W PSU, and it doesn't appear to be a proprietary PSU, so you should be fine.

    However, listen to what other members say :)
  2. jayno20

    jayno20 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 116

    what do u mean i should be fine? like i shouldnt need another psu with that videocard or what?
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I meant that you should be fine with a new PSU. It should fit your case :)
  4. jayno20

    jayno20 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 116

    could u post a link to a good one that would fit?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    This would be adequate enough. The rebate makes it $52, which is dirt cheap for a 500W high-quality PSU.
  6. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    you can look at your psu inside your case to make sure it is an atx as well.
    Look HERE

    See on the label how it says ATX 12V in red at the top? If your PSU says ATX on it then any ATX will fit just fine. How much do you want to spend on a new PSU? I agree with everyone that you should definitely upgrade it. Look for one with dual 12V rails, this increases system stability across different devices.
    I like FSP or Fortron PSUs like these and I also like ANTEC Truepower series.

    One last piece of advice = stay away from the budget PSU. You do not want bad power going to all of your expensive components. Spend a little more, get one that lasts and the rest of your system will last longer too.

    This is a pretty good thread with plenty of info about PSUs...

    Cheers
  7. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    hi

    Post any other questions you have... and I will check back later
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    i reccomend an antec smartpower. the 400w is $55, the 450 is $60, and the 500 is $75 (also features modular cabling). i use smartpowers all the time and they are always reliable, powerful, and quiet.
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Both Antec and FSP Fortron produce good-quality, reliable and inexpensive PSUs. So it doesn't matter whichever he takes, both are equally good.
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