View Full Version : Power Supply Question

10-22-2011, 03:51 PM
So I'm in the market for a Power Supply because mine took a dump. Or at least I'm pretty sure it did.

What happened was, when I went to go turn on my computer there was a loud pop that came from the back of the tower and a few sparks flew out from where you plug in the cable to the power supply. It would not turn on since.

It originally had a 600w. But would I be able to get a less wattage power supply? Here are the specs.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, Quad Core 2.8 GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 500GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670
Monitor: HP w1707
Sound Card: AMD High Definition Audio Device

So, unless any of you are willing to give me one for free, I need to find a the cheapest that will still work for this setup.
Please help. Links are recommended.

10-22-2011, 04:01 PM

500W $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17182038

I would go no less than with your setup. I have a 6-core processor with a Radeon HD 5850 same size hard drive and same ram with a 500W power supply

10-22-2011, 04:24 PM
Okay that's a pretty good price. And is it pretty easy installing a power supply?

10-22-2011, 07:04 PM
When you take the cables out of your old power supply just make sure you see where they go when you put it those cables in your new one

11-26-2011, 03:10 PM
So I've been doing my research and I think I found a good one.

Would this work for my setup?
I used the Newegg Power Supply Calculator and it recommended me a 420w Power Supply.

This is what's in my PC

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630, Quad Core 2.8GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR3(2x2) (I will be upgrading to 8GB via 2x4)
HDD: 500GB 5200RPM and a 200GB 5200RPM
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670

and this is one I'm thinking of getting.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17171046

What do you think? Will it suffice?

EDIT: I decided it would be better if I played it safe(and for future upgrades) to get a 500w.
This one seems good. What say you?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17182076

11-26-2011, 04:41 PM
Out of those two, definitely the 500W. Only $5 more, and it sets you up for awhile. Overall, good quality for that price.

11-26-2011, 05:49 PM
I found a Cooler Master and I've been told they're more reliable.

Now it's out of these two.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17171031
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17182076

11-27-2011, 12:26 AM
Out of those two, I'd go with the Cooler Master. They have effectively identical specs, but the Cooler Master has an extra year on the warranty.

11-27-2011, 12:31 AM
Just got this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 11147107
with this power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 17182188
for a total of $145.00 (combo deal)

cant wait for the deals on cyber monday xD

11-27-2011, 02:21 AM

Nice deal though. I found some Kingston RAM (2x8GB) for $30. Gonnna order them suckers soon.

11-28-2011, 02:55 PM
I found some Kingston RAM (2x8GB) for $30. Gonnna order them suckers soon.Link please?

11-28-2011, 08:34 PM
I was off $7. Still fairly cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168 20134928

11-28-2011, 08:59 PM
You said 2x8GB... :/ I was like "SWEET!"

But no, it's only 2x4GB... :( (still a decent price though, but 2x8GB would have been an insanely good deal)