New power supply recommendations

By InkLill ยท 4 replies
Nov 29, 2010
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  1. I recently was passed down a junky old HP Pavilion with onboard graphics. I am going to replace the onboard graphics with a higher end video card, but I noticed my power supply is only 250W.
    What would you recommend as a good gaming power supply while on a budget (probably no more than $125
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Are you able to give us the hardware specs of this system and the video card you'll be upgrading to?

    With $125 budget you can get a really good psu with a whole lot of your budget left over.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I second what Route44 said above. You could probably have more money left to buy a video card, so you can get a really powerful one.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I'm just wondering if it pays to upgrade this system in any way which is why I asked for the hardware specs especially the motherboard/cpu.
  5. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    "Junky old HP Pavilion" with 250W PSU does sound like it won't have something that can feed a high-end GPU. And if that's the case you're right that it wont be worth investing a lot of money in.

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