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PSU upgrade

By filipmike33
Sep 24, 2007
  1. Will this be a good enough power supply to run my computer?

    Thermaltake 430W

    Currently I have a 3rd party power supply and its not giving me enough power to power on my Sony DVD Burner.

    Will the new psu be enough to power

    E6550
    ECS-G33T-M2
    1GB OCZ- soon to be 2GB in dual channel
    1 IDE 160GB HD with a SATA-IDE adapter
    1 DVD Burner with a SATA-IDE adapter
    MSI-8600GT

    and maybe another 120GB HD with a SATA-DE adapter

    Do you guys recommend any PSU? Currently Im on a budget and can only afford a $40-50 PSU. I've read plenty of reviews for the thermaltake and most of them were pretty good.

    PS
    Im buying the PSU and the other stick of RAM next week unless you guys recommend me a better one.
     
  2. wolf1930

    wolf1930 TS Rookie

    Psu

    I build, upgrade and repair PCs on a regular basis, and can recommend Themaltake
     
  3. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 34

    cool, thank you for the quick reply
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  5. James27uk

    James27uk TS Rookie

    I am going from a colorsit 400W psu to a 600W colors psu and have noticed that the motherboard has a 24 pin setup on the board as does the new psu but there is also an extra 4 pin connector going to the board with two yellow and two black wires is this the 20+4 setup or will i need to connect the 24 pin(one piece) plug AND the 4 pin(yellow/black) wired plug aswell I could supply a pic if this would help.
     
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    The 4-pin is usually for the ram (or cpu I believe). Mine has the 24-pin main connection and a 4-pin that plugs in by my ram sticks.
     
  7. James27uk

    James27uk TS Rookie

    ok cool so you would say connect the full 24 and the additional 4 pin. When the new psu gets here I will do that.
     
  8. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Is 18amps really that bad? What are the downside of that (sorry don't know much about PSU yet)
     
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