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Old 08-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Need a new PSU to compliment a new GPU?

So based on some research and question-asking regarding a new budget GPU, I've decided on the Radeon HD 6670. My current GPU is an integrated Radeon HD 4200.

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 570, I bought it refurbished from a man for $100. Everything works as it should, but I'd like that new GPU and my current PSU can't handle it, so I've been told. My current PSU is this: HP-P3017F3 POWER SUPPLY DESKTOP POWER SUPPLY 300 WATT DELL

I heard from the same source that a PSU with around 500w would be perfect. I am however on a budget, and I know very little about PSUs. I've done my research on GPUs and found out how to install them, update drivers, and so forth, but the PSU remains a mystery to me. If anyone would recommend me a guide along the lines of "PSU installation" that'd be great.

So, to sum things up, I need:
1. A (budget) PSU which can run a Radeon 6670
2. To learn how to install this PSU

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hi DanzigGiznad

Please DON'T buy a (budget) PSU just wait a wile and go for a known brand, a cheap PSU will fail and may damage your system. I run a AMD HD Radeon 6670 (ASUS) good card so buy a good PSU honey you wont be sorry.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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If money is tight, go with this:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Never skimp on a PSU.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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Agree With Above - a cheap power supply is not a good idea, OCZ are an affordable brand of PSU. Look For Bronze Plus Certified or better.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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Heard from one source that my current 300w will work fine. Would it?

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your current power supply got enough power for that graphic card

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/H…
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/rade…
its a low powerd card without extra power cables needed so you have no reason at all to get a stronger power supply when your current one is good up to 300w and your setup wont even come close to that.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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Would a whole new PSU be necessary? Another person told me I don't need one at all
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That card doesn't look like it has auxiliary power connectors on it which means that the power supplied by the slot is enough. You might be able to get away with your current PSU.
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I know a guy (same fella who told me I needed a new PSU) who has the same GPU I plan on getting, I'll ask him if it has any of those "auxiliary power connectors"
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If you look at the card, you'll see if there are any 6 pin plugs on it.
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Yes I'm told it's powered by the PSU.
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