Is this Power Supply enough

StevenNevets

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I'm not sure if this power supply with be able to handle a video card such as the X1900XT, can it though?
and if not are there any good ones that can around that $50 mark

Video Card: MSI RX1900XT-VT2D512E Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127206
($279.99 after $100.00 Mail-In Rebate)

Power Supply: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954
$51.50
 

LOUISSSSS

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i'd go with something in the 500-600 range but others will tell you its okay. i just dont want the absolute minimum for my system. it def won't be enough for crossfire if u ever decide to go that way... and i don't even know if its enough for you to OC
 

BlackTigers

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Xclio Goodpower maybe?


Look for a used one in the FS forum, you should be able to find a decent PSU for your range.
 

lamere

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Originally posted by: StevenNevets
Hmm, I'm not going crossfire but I might OC
can anyone suggest a quality 500W PSU for $50-$60

I don't know man, I believe in you get what you pay for. It's hard to believe that a 500W $50 PSU will be as good as a 500W $115 Enermax. Usually pretty hard to fit "quality" and "cheap" in the same sentence, at least in my experience.

For the record, I had a 500W MGE PSU that was recommended to me when I got my SLI board and had a radeon X800 and it worked fine. When I got my X1900XT the PC wouldn't boot. PSU wasn't strong enough. I got an SLI rated 500W enermax and was good to go, but barely. I now have a 600W enermax and it seems to do the trick quite well.
Hope this helps some :)
 

GalvanizedYankee

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Originally posted by: StevenNevets
Hmm, I'm not going crossfire but I might OC
can anyone suggest a quality 500W PSU for $50-$60

Enhance ENP-5140GH, 400W, 12V combined 28A, 80Plus certed, Froogles for around $60.
No SLI, this is all you need.

EDIT: The Fortron you linked is only 12V combined at 29A ;)



...Galvanized
 

jonnyGURU

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Agreed.

1900's need a lot of juice, but you only need one. When talking FSP vs. CWT (Xclio) vs. Enhance, the Enhance wins hands down. Add to that APFC and 80+ efficiency and your a doofus for not jumping on it.
 

StevenNevets

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quizzelsnatch

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you're buying a 1900xt and then getting a 50-60 dollar power supply =/

buy a 7900GT for ~250 (no rebate, eVGA) and spend the extra 30 dollars on a good power supply. Not only that, but you'll also have $100 more in your pocket for 10 weeks.
 

StevenNevets

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I realy want this card, atleast while it's at such a nice price

This is mainly for Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 (upcoming game)
and I'm probobly getting a 20.1" monitor

Seems like I need a good video card:)
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But I guess I'll pay up to $75 on the PSU
 

Ricemarine

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Ok.

Spend $10 more.
Skimp below and I'd say don't even bother with that video card.

Antec Smartpower 500w ftw.

/thread.
 

opmike

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Going with anything below a Smart/Truepower from Antec would be unwise

But, I really don't see why you are even considering a cheap power supply with a top of the line video card, especially if you are overclocking. Seriously, just save up to around 100 dollars, and look into a OCZ, Enermax, or Seasonic. If you can afford an X1900XT; there is no way that saving a bit will put you in the po' house. A quality power supply will last you a long time; and will probably be staying with your system longer than your CPU and video card, as these are frequently upgraded...

However, throw one of those el-cheapo, cracker jack boxes in along with your system; and you are putting every component hooked up to it at risk.

 

StevenNevets

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Alright I'm thinking of this one then
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931

just wondering on compatibility
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But I belive anything ATX works with anything ATX - or do the differnt versions matter

Motherboard: ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131022


Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119094
 

orangat

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Originally posted by: GalvanizedYankee
Originally posted by: StevenNevets
Hmm, I'm not going crossfire but I might OC
can anyone suggest a quality 500W PSU for $50-$60

Enhance ENP-5140GH, 400W, 12V combined 28A, 80Plus certed, Froogles for around $60.
No SLI, this is all you need.

EDIT: The Fortron you linked is only 12V combined at 29A ;)
...Galvanized

What caps does the Enhance use? Is Enhance typically better than Fortrons or is it just that model?
 

jonnyGURU

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IMHO, An Enhance is better than the same price FSP.

And the "AX" part number FSP's are "price leaders." People recommend the AX models based on the rep of the FSP and FX models, but the quality in construction and performance are night and day. It's like the difference between an Ultra V-Series and X-Finity (to use an analogy that people won't pick on me for.)

Enhances are typically all Teapo. The 400W I have is all Teapo as are the Silverstone's I have that are built by Enhance.
 

GalvanizedYankee

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Originally posted by: orangat
Originally posted by: GalvanizedYankee
Originally posted by: StevenNevets
Hmm, I'm not going crossfire but I might OC
can anyone suggest a quality 500W PSU for $50-$60

Enhance ENP-5140GH, 400W, 12V combined 28A, 80Plus certed, Froogles for around $60.
No SLI, this is all you need.

EDIT: The Fortron you linked is only 12V combined at 29A ;)
...Galvanized

What caps does the Enhance use? Is Enhance typically better than Fortrons or is it just that model?

I have blocked PMs from you orangat and this is my last responce to you on this forum,
quote me or not, this is the last time. You seem to be a really stupid troll, that judges
kindness for weakness.
You are an idiot to be ignored..OK.


...Galvanized