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looking for a 300W/450w Semi modular power supply but unsure which to get . I have an Asus EAH4850 graphics card . CPU is AMD AM2 Phenom. motherboard is gigabyte s -series M61PME-S2P I have been… Read More
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
looking for a 300W/450w Semi modular power supply but unsure which to get .

I have an Asus EAH4850 graphics card .

CPU is AMD AM2 Phenom.

motherboard is gigabyte s -series M61PME-S2P

I have been looking at a "Aero Cool MOD XT 750W Modular Power Supply 80 Plus Bronze" but unsure if this is any good ?

anyone selling one on here?

any advice/help would be much appreciated .
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Depends on your price range. For an every day use pc, bronze should suffice but if you are doing anything resource heavy, or gaming or video editing, you'll want to be looking at gold and above rating.

Check out this guide, it's very useful:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
#2
McNabFish
Depends on your price range. For an every day use pc, bronze should suffice but if you are doing anything resource heavy, or gaming or video editing, you'll want to be looking at gold and above rating.

Check out this guide, it's very useful:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html


thanks for that . that helps out a lot . yeah just looking for a PSU which will only be a daily use PC for browsing. not really using anything heavy resources applications.
#3
McNabFish
Depends on your price range. For an every day use pc, bronze should suffice but if you are doing anything resource heavy, or gaming or video editing, you'll want to be looking at gold and above rating.

Those ratings are for efficiency, they have nothing at all to do with how well the power supply handles different loads.

@HammadKhalil: That one is only semi-modular, so it doesn't meet your criteria.
#4
EndlessWaves
McNabFish
Depends on your price range. For an every day use pc, bronze should suffice but if you are doing anything resource heavy, or gaming or video editing, you'll want to be looking at gold and above rating.

Those ratings are for efficiency, they have nothing at all to do with how well the power supply handles different loads.

@HammadKhalil: That one is only semi-modular, so it doesn't meet your criteria.


thanks for letting me know . didn't even realize it wasn't fully modular .
#5
750W is a pretty big PSU and really only needed for running power hungry graphics cards but if you're going 750W I would probably splash out around £90 for a good PSU and not buy the cheapest 750W out there. I run my main PC with a Corsair 650W TX2 Sea Sonic rebadge with an FX8350 and R9 290 which are both very power hungry without many issues besides hot VRMs on the motherboard. You always pay a premium on modular cables but unless you're really restricted to space I would go for a semi modular or just go full and buy extension cables for the connections you need.

Also deals come up all the time, I picked up a semi modular Fractal Design edison 650W gold psu for £70 off scan which was an amazing.
#6
kester76
750W is a pretty big PSU and really only needed for running power hungry graphics cards but if you're going 750W I would probably splash out around £90 for a good PSU and not buy the cheapest 750W out there. I run my main PC with a Corsair 650W TX2 Sea Sonic rebadge with an FX8350 and R9 290 which are both very power hungry without many issues besides hot VRMs on the motherboard. You always pay a premium on modular cables but unless you're really restricted to space I would go for a semi modular or just go full and buy extension cables for the connections you need.

Also deals come up all the time, I picked up a semi modular Fractal Design edison 650W gold psu for £70 off scan which was an amazing.


i do have a graphics card and reading how power hungry it is It seems like I only need 700w but originally I had 750w so wanted to keep it the same and realized I have a semi modular that isn't working hence this post . :)
#7
changed thread heading to semi modular
#8
HammadKhalil
kester76
750W is a pretty big PSU and really only needed for running power hungry graphics cards but if you're going 750W I would probably splash out around £90 for a good PSU and not buy the cheapest 750W out there. I run my main PC with a Corsair 650W TX2 Sea Sonic rebadge with an FX8350 and R9 290 which are both very power hungry without many issues besides hot VRMs on the motherboard. You always pay a premium on modular cables but unless you're really restricted to space I would go for a semi modular or just go full and buy extension cables for the connections you need.
Also deals come up all the time, I picked up a semi modular Fractal Design edison 650W gold psu for £70 off scan which was an amazing.
i do have a graphics card and reading how power hungry it is It seems like I only need 700w but originally I had 750w so wanted to keep it the same and realized I have a semi modular that isn't working hence this post . :)

Will be much easier to recommend a PSU if you list what CPU and GPU you have.
#9
I will do that tonight hopefully . I thought after the first comment .
#10
HammadKhalil
kester76
750W is a pretty big PSU and really only needed for running power hungry graphics cards but if you're going 750W I would probably splash out around £90 for a good PSU and not buy the cheapest 750W out there. I run my main PC with a Corsair 650W TX2 Sea Sonic rebadge with an FX8350 and R9 290 which are both very power hungry without many issues besides hot VRMs on the motherboard. You always pay a premium on modular cables but unless you're really restricted to space I would go for a semi modular or just go full and buy extension cables for the connections you need.
Also deals come up all the time, I picked up a semi modular Fractal Design edison 650W gold psu for £70 off scan which was an amazing.
i do have a graphics card and reading how power hungry it is It seems like I only need 700w but originally I had 750w so wanted to keep it the same and realized I have a semi modular that isn't working hence this post . :)

The only single card that typically needs a 700W PSU is a 295X2. There are a few like a 390X, Titan Z and so on that might need one is the rest of the system is very power hungry (heavily overvolted CPU etc.) but generally high end cards are only 150-250W themselves.
#11
sorry I meant with the graphics card into consideration and with all other components it seemed like I only needed 700w so everything is working correctly . just wanted 750 to be on safe
#12
edited the details again to the graphics card and CPU/motherboard
#13
So the GPU is a 110w part and the CPU is a 125w part (if 1100t) so even with overclocking your looking at 300w or 25A on the 12+ rail. Even pretty low power ones will have 34A+ available. 750w is pretty overkill.
#14
yeah I realized I had a 450w power supply
#15
GAVINLEWISHUKD
So the GPU is a 110w part and the CPU is a 125w part (if 1100t) so even with overclocking your looking at 300w or 25A on the 12+ rail. Even pretty low power ones will have 34A+ available. 750w is pretty overkill.


thanks gavinlewishukd. I'll look for lower power supplies
#16
please remove mods

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