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SirNight33

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Ok I have a emachines w5233 with 2gb ram geforce 8500 gt and 3.6ghz dual core.Im going to upgrade a Geforce 8500 to a Geforce 9600/9800 DDR3 512mb card and need to upgrade the PSU can anyone help me?


PS. I really need help with this because my last computer got friend when I changed the psu lol:}


EDIT:Id also like to know how much power a 9600/9800 would need to run at full speed and VERY LOUD d/c about noise


EDIT:Sorry gave wrong model # its a Emachines W5233 :}
http://www.cputopia....ries-w5233.html <--- replacement power supply so im guessing these specs would work i need somthing like 500w-800w tho

Edited by SirNight33, 26 December 2008 - 09:55 AM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006 - This is considered the best powersupply of 2008. It's a Corsair so you know that you are getting a very reliable and very powerful PSU. I highly recommend it and it's perfect for your setup. To answer your 2nd question, a GeForce 9800 uses at the most 315 watts, but it is recommended that you get at least a 550-Watt PSU to be able to effectively power all parts of your computer. 750-Watts is perfect because not only will it power your setup well, but it has room for growth, so if something new comes out in the future that you want that uses more power, your PSU will handle it.

Cheers :)
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While Corsair is indeed a great manufactrer, I considering PC P&C to be a bit better and this unit is cheaper to boot.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341011
You build doesn't need anything near 750W, but the pricing on newegg leaves it hard to recommend lower wattage PSUs, when half of them are more expensive or the same price as the upper wattage models at this time.... Rather odd...
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When I built my machine I thought about that 750 watt but ended up getting the 1000watt version. Great PSU manufacture. And it is a really good price as well.
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