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CPU: AMD X2 6000+
MOBO: Foxconn A78AX-S
VIDEO: NVIDIA 9600GT
RAM: 3GB DDR2
HDD: 7200RPM 250G

What power supply should I get?
Perhaps this?

I currently have a 450W, but I don't know if that will be good enough.

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CPU: AMD X2 6000+
MOBO: Foxconn A78AX-S
VIDEO: NVIDIA 9600GT
RAM: 3GB DDR2
HDD: 7200RPM 250G

What power supply should I get?
Perhaps this?

I currently have a 450W, but I don't know if that will be good enough.



Depends on what model / brand of PSU you have. Alot of the cheapie 450w units can actually put out about 300W if that and it may or may not be clean power.

List the brand / model you have. If you open your case you will see a sticker on the side of the PSU that tells you this info.

In my opinion I would get a better brand than the Coolmax. You will spend a little bit more but you will have no worries about it being a cheaper made PSU.
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Antec 450 Watt Output
Model: SP-450
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Antec 450 Watt Output
Model: SP-450



IMO I would recommend a newer PSU as antec makes some good power supplies but that particular model is not that great.

What is your budget for a new PSU?
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Well I was hoping not having to buy one because I just spent $350 upgrading :)
But > 80 would be awesome.
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Well I was hoping not having to buy one because I just spent $350 upgrading :)
But > 80 would be awesome.



I can do that give me a few mins.
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But why do I have to upgrade? I used one of those cacluators and it said I would only need a 296W, so 450W would be plenty.
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1st pick
One of the best brands / manufacturer in the PSU industry. 500w Pc power & cooling. They have a really good sale going on now.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703015



2nd pick

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104014
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But why do I have to upgrade? I used one of those cacluators and it said I would only need a 296W, so 450W would be plenty.



Yes true as I said it is up to you. Don't come back complaining if in a week to 3 months your old power supply is dead and or damages your parts. That old antec you have is a horrible model and has issues lasting as they used cheap capacitors and parts inside of it. Just search on google for that model number and problems.
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Could you look at these two sites and recommend one on there? ( They're local stores )
http://www.greenlyph.com/new/
http://www.mysterybyte.com/

Edited by zestron, 03 January 2009 - 04:00 PM.

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Could you look at these two sites and recommend one on there? ( They're local stores )
http://www.greenlyph.com/new/
http://www.mysterybyte.com/



To be honest I see none I liked at those places while the prices are pretty high compared to other companies. They had a few that were good but the price was over your budget from them. I forgot you were in Canada. Try tigerdirect.ca

$77.99 and at on of the places you listed they wanted about $20 more for the same unit.
http://www.tigerdire...a...9&CatId=106


newegg.ca has it cheaper and a great rebate..

http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341012

it is worth it getting from an online retail and saving $20 but you might get it maybe 2-3 days later..
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So http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341012 would be a good idea?
I was looking at http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341018 ( -$30 Free Shipping ) But would end up $125 rather than like, $50.

I guess I'll go ahead and order the first one. ?? Yeek
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So http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341012 would be a good idea?
I was looking at http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817341018 ( -$30 Free Shipping ) But would end up $125 rather than like, $50.

I guess I'll go ahead and order the first one. ?? Yeek


first one is plenty. I just went by your $80 budget you gave me as that is about the best deal for $80 and less.

second one is too much money as you will never need 700w unless you get crazy for wanting 2 slightly faster video cards in the future for SLI.
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Okay then, I'll order the first one. HOPEFULLY OCZ will actually take the rebate...
Thanks a lot!

EDIT: One other thing. So what's so different between the 450W and the 500W? Doesn't seem like much. Is it just that the Antec model is a bad one specifically?

EDIT: Maybe I can't use the rebate because of it being US...

Edited by zestron, 03 January 2009 - 05:16 PM.

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Okay then, I'll order the first one. HOPEFULLY OCZ will actually take the rebate...
Thanks a lot!

EDIT: One other thing. So what's so different between the 450W and the 500W? Doesn't seem like much. Is it just that the Antec model is a bad one specifically?

EDIT: Maybe I can't use the rebate because of it being US...



IDK about the rebate thing it is already cheaper than the place locally has it.

The ocz yes is 500w and the antec is 450w. The thing is, the antec is a poor model and has issues / problems with the overall build and parts that they used. I am surprised that you have not already had some kind of problem with it. What I am trying to say is the antec 450w is not really pushing 450w or even close to it. The OCZ can actually push out close to what it specifies and it uses higher quality parts and capacitors.

I am afraid the increase in load on the OLDER psu will result in it going out, if not SOONER and it may damage your hardware.

It is always a good idea to get a high quality psu when you get a new pc or even upgrade the pc so you do not have to worry.

This is all I can say as I started coming back to this site the past few days because I've been off work. I might not be able to come back for awhile.

Good luck and this is all I can help you with.
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