Noob PSU Question, Will this Power Supply Suffice?

dobosmoez

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Hey I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card to the Radeon HD 6670 (rated at 400W - Future Shop) and so I'm going to have to upgrade my psu as well!

I figure since i'm already purchasing the card from futureship that i'll get the PSU there too. I'm looking at this 600W one here. (I'm not sure if i even need a 600 W? someone clarify?)

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/corsair-corsair-600w-pc-power-supply-cmpsu-600cxv2-cmpsu-600cxv2/10190702.aspx?path=a7c8332c4facce9283c04cd1dd8d46bfen02

and am wondering if a) it will fit in my case, b) work, c) allow my graphics card and cpu to run perfectly??

My Desktop is:

I'm running an HP Pavilion (model p6302f) with Windows 7 Home Premium on a x64 bit system.

Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 6GB

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.60GHz

is this a good choice?

 

dobosmoez

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I have a max limit of about 170$ (without tax) for psu and graphics card. or just graphics card (if i dont need to up the psu). Do you have any lower priced midlines? do you think i even need a psu for the hd 6670?
 

Yes, the exact same psu.

Yes, it'll easily run diablo 3 at that resolution with high settings.

You'll have to look for yourself to see where else it is available. Why, do you not have a credit card to buy it online?
 

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Yes but it would just be so much easier to get the psu and gfx card same place locally you know? :p
 

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i'm ready alot of negative reviews on the Powecolor card, people saying the support is really difficult, do you think for an extra 20$ I should upgrade to a more well known brand like Sapphire? ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 ) Same card (I Think)
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1393381
$67 (Round to $70). Good PSU, 650 watts, modular, huge 12V Rail

Now we have about ~$130 for a GPU

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2060886&CatId=7387
7770 dual fan, slightly over budget


http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2522509&CatId=3669
560 SC, right on par

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1368436&CatId=7005
Also on par

There you have it. Your getting a better PSU and a better GPU while remaining in your budget :)
 

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PCI E is backwards and forwards compatible, so yes it will work.

The 7770 is much better than the 6850 when OC'D. The dual fan model will allow for higher OCs while staying cool. The 7770 is also newer and uses less power.

The CPU is not the best, but should be fine.

It should fit in your case, when in doubt, measure! See how much room you have in your case, and see how large the GPU is.