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New power supply + graphics card, HELP!


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Jackson214

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Okay well the whole reason why I need a new power supply is because the graphics card I would like to get needs a 500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended, now the power supply I have is a channel well technology GPA450P which is a max of 450W, now I searched but couldn't find much on this power supply and I'm not sure If the power supply I want to get (which is http://www.antec.com...d=706280&pid=95 ) has the same connectors as my current power supply, basically I'm afraid to go off and buy both the power supply and graphics card because it will cost me a lot and I don't want to mess up. This is the graphics card I want to get http://www.amd.com/U...eon-7950.aspx#2 Also my computer is a ADVENT D2410
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Or could I even get a cheaper power supply to run my graphics card?
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Hello

The link you provided does not have a particular psu listed... Anyway most new psu's have all the pins required for todays mobo's..
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I spoke to one of my friends and he said that Corsair CP-9020059-UK CXM Builder series 500W Power Supply (PSU) would be a fine PSU to get, So your saying if I get a modern PSU more than likely it will have the correct pins for everything already in my computer?
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I spoke to one of my friends and he said that Corsair CP-9020059-UK CXM Builder series 500W Power Supply (PSU) would be a fine PSU to get, So your saying if I get a modern PSU more than likely it will have the correct pins for everything already in my computer?

Yes...:)
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Thank you so much for your help:) I know i may seem like a noob about this kinda stuff but I've never changed anything in my pc and I didn't want to go off and spend over 200£ and then realize certain things don't fit or i don't have enough pins and such:)
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Make sure the pc is powered down and unplugged,also depress the power switch for about 20 seconds or so to drain the energy from the mobo...
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Hello Jackson214

Can I just add to what Veeg has advised;

I wanted to check out the size and shape of your computer case but there is not much information available about it http://www.currys.co...042532-pdt.html

Please note that before purchasing an add on video card that the following must be considered;
Is the present PSU (power supply unit) powerful enough or will it also need upgrading. You have done this already :thumbsup:
What type of case do you have, full tower, mid tower or SFF (small form factor) this is important as you must make sure that there is enough room inside the case for the upgrade/s, upgrading a SFF type system can be difficult as they often use propriety components such as smaller and differing shape PSUs and they only have enough room inside the case for a low profile type add on card.


If room inside the case is no issue;

Card http://www.ebuyer.co...rt-fx-795a-tdbc

PSU http://www.cclonline...F5Fj6uHLjf.Sw0Q or http://www.amazon.co...C/?tag=pcp0f-21

Fitting the card http://www.adventcom...s-graphics-card
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From opening up my case, there seems to be a decent amount of free space inside my computer, and the size of my current PSU seems an average size so fingers crossed I hope it all works out, I've ordered the parts from another website and if there is any issues I can just return them:)
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What items have you ordered.
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http://www.scan.co.u...hdmi-2x-mini-dp and http://www.scan.co.u...eps-12v-fan-atx
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Thanks for the update Jackson214 :thumbsup:

Let us know if you are happy with the upgrades or if you have any questions.
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-dd-28nm-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-800mhz-1792-cores-2x-dvi-hdmi-2x-mini-dp and http://www.scan.co.u...eps-12v-fan-atx

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