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This, more than enough power for my needs. You could pay more for a modular PSU if you don't have enough real estate but this has done its job just fine.
You may want more than a layman's opinion, but so far so good.
i would recommend getting a 500w evga psu and buying a gtx 970 used off ebay
im actually using this psu and its very good for its price
btw what country are you in?
ya it would wreak your laptop for the GPU to run off of it so you would need a power supply to power the GPU only in very rare cases would the GPU run of your laptop's power and not wreak the thing.
(ex: [link] or a smaller one IF you only need a small amount of power to run the card)
Which graphics card are you wanting to install? It's certainly possible, but most likely you'll need to install a new power supply as well.
Get something name brand and around 500W and your graphics card will work fine. [link]
Assuming I go with the GTX 1060 3gb as suggested in a different comment, how would this PSU be?
Now I am currently looking a new PSU, would [link] this be fine, or is this not a good one.
first off do not attempt to fix a psu. if its broken its broken. if you start tearing apart a psu it can kill you.
dont buy that psu it just sounds janky.
just buy this, its $40 and if you have amazon prime you get free 1 day shipping
You only need 295 W and thats with everything you said and 4 120 case fans. This thing would do you good: [link]
Another PSU question: Recommended power supply for 1 Sapphire PULSE AMD Radeon RX 580 4G GDDR5 and 1 SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 100407NT4GOCL 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5? TIA and happy Friday!
was looking at this on Amazon: [link]
Prebuilt machines are almost always specifically manufactured to only have the parts/specs/connections necessary to run the parts it comes with. The fact that your motherboard has a PCIE slot probably means that there was an "upgraded" package for your system with a better video card, OR the video card it came with did not require additional power; like the 750ti, and 950s
That being said, yes you DO need another power supply... luckily though you can get some pretty cheap ones that are more than "good enough" for your system. THIS one is $35, and should do just fine.
No I'm saying the PSU only uses 250w which is EXTREMELY bad because the brand of that PSU is complete garbage. You need a respectable brand PSU in there or else a fire can occur. You need something with 400+
Any 500w evga psu or 500w Corsair should be good.
Hey bud, I took a look at your computer and the internal PSU, as far as I could find all the information online. You'll want another PSU like this one here. It's inexpensive and it's the current one I have in my build, works very well. Less than $35 too, so if you're trying to stay under a budget of $300 then you still have over $250 for a graphics card.
If you decide to go down that route, and get, say, an RX570, you'll be looking at a total cost of ~$240. You'll have to remove your old power supply and all it's wiring, install the now power supply, and re-route the new power supply's cables to all your components. It's not hard to do, it's pretty much plug-and-play once you identify which wires go where. With that and the new graphics card, you'll be good to go.
OR, if you decide you'd rather go the 1050ti route, all you'll have to do is plug in the new graphics card and presto, you're done. No need to mess with power stuff. And you're only in $120.
Hope that all helps!
Ya the one i have now came with the prebuilt. Do you know how i can make sure the one i get is going to work with my setup? I have one in mind... EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
Any thoughts on that one?
I personally would never buy used or refurbished power supplies. There is no telling what kind of abuse the previous owner put it through.
It's not even like a basic, reliable power supply is expensive:
Obviously, the power supply I linked won't work for everyone, but it's good enough for most basic 1 CPU, 1 GPU builds.
If you're overclocking, or running dual 1080 Tis, then suck it up and spend more money on a top tier power supply.
As I said before, buying a new power supply does not have to be expensive:
For the GPU, my preference would be an older GPU that is still able to do 1080p reasonably well and still gets driver updates.
The AMD Radeon HD 7850 is a first generation GCN card, so it is still receiving driver updates today despite being nearly 5 years old now.
Looking around eBay, it seems to cost around $70. Are you looking to spend more or less than that?
Probably not, you can get this EVGA 500W for a couple of dollars more, used the exact same one for several years no problem.
Sure. It seems to have just 3 reviews so take a calculated guess of whether those reviews are real. I just realised that you could also use a computer ATX supply as well. They have a 5V rail that can supply much higher currents (upto 20A or so). Maybe something like this. This would serve this project and a couple of others as well since it has a 12V and 3.3V rail. It is more expensive but these supplies are tough as nails and very reliable. Also the 60mA seems to be the maximum current. The LED would still give ample amount of light for as low as 30mA but its best to have a supply rated more than what the strip can consume.
An EVGA 80+ 500W power supply for $40. Not quite the savings I initially quoted ($13 savings), but it's still a significant fraction of the price.
That's alright, it's much appreciated.
Would this be an ok compromise?
I'm trying to get everything through prime and the one you've listed isn't available on it but the one I've linked is.
Is there a lot of difference?
Hello thank you for responding as i said i was using the on-screen display to monitor my cpu. my CPU temps were around 75 to 85 under load and similar with my GPU. that is a little hot but it is summer in Australia right now. heres the link to my power supply: [link]
Alright, how's this one? EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W ($49.99 @ amazon)
I chose the 400W before cause pcpartpicker said this build needs 300W.
I purchased a 750w gold corsair in around 2008 for $120. It served me well. Decided to go cheaper this time and got an EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR [link] been running fine now for almost 3 years.
Edit: do not plan on overclocking on it. Would definitely get something better.
Dang, I appreciate your concern, I wasn't aware of the risks. I think I'll take your advice and upgrade to a 500w?
Most economical way to approach this is to buy a new PSU off of Amazon or Newegg. If it doesn't work, you can return it and assume the issue is with your motherboard or CPU if it is not POSTing (making any beeps or POST diagnostic lights)
500W should be fine at $36
Here is the post for archival purposes:
>Will this power supply work with the antminer s3?
95 watt cpu, plus a 65-85 watt gpu, plus 25 watts for HDD and ODD, 25 watts for fans, 30 watts for mobo, 15 for ram. That's roughly a max of 300-350 watts under load. But none the less the PSU sucks, if you really want to be safe save the extra $25 for the 950 and grab a 750ti instead, spend the money you saved on this
That's a high quality PSU with a single 12v rail that gives you some extra power growth for future upgrades, if there is one area of a PC YOU NEVER go cheap or crappy on it's the PSU, NEVER, spend the money keep your other parts safe with clean power and keep your home safe(er) from fires.
I'm using this one.
You can see what people mean about the hard drive mounts. I wouldn't be able to attach it without mashing my cables in.
What's a really good 500w PSU? I have a 700w PSU currently but I really don't need that much. I was looking at the EVGA W1 and was wondering if that might be a good one.
PSU? God you could probably pick up an EVGA 500w for around $40 and it would do you fine. With a decent cooler the FX-8350 can OC to 4.6GHz fairly easy. You'll be all right with that for going with AMD.
[link] should work for you.
> I noticed you mentioned that before I should have been paying more attention.
Don't worry about that! You're bringing a lot of help, and I appreciate that a lot. You didn't have to, so no need to apologize :)
I decided to buy this one [link]
Thanks for the suggestion. How is this PSU? [link]
That is the one I planned to use originally and most likely still will.
Thanks for the reply!
I wanted the links to go straight to Amazon, but I realize now that it's just 1 more click through PCPartPicker. I plan to use PCPartPicker for formatting form now on!
I don't have any attachments to the specs here, I will take your suggestion for the CPU and MOBO (will I need a fan for CPU?)
I was trying to match form factors and sizes with PSU and cases, with this information I'll be sure not to limit my options. I will likely find a PSU that has prime to get everything at the same time and save on shipping. e.g. EVGA 100-W1-0500-KR
I will be connecting the computer via ethernet cable.
Posted this in another comment, this is apparently the best selling PSU on Amazon. Would I be able to throw this in there? Obviously I'll have to run over there and make sure it would fit.
I take you mean this?
If so, I'd replace it. It's fine for lower-end builds but it's not too good of an idea to throw such a demanding card at it - cheaper PSUs that are considered 'decent' are fine up until you reach the part where you'll be running it on heavy loads, at that point you'll want to replace it.
From my other post on /r/pcmasterrace, it seems the big issue was the power supply. It was recommended that I potentially step it up to a 500W PSU. Hopefully everything else would be okay!
unless you plan on adding a pretty beefy gpu sometime, a 650w psu is overkill.
even if you added one of the new 1080s, a 550 should be more than adequate.
are you going to be using the integrated graphics?
if so, I'd recommend at most a 450. If you plan on upgrading later, just for future proofing, I'd jump to a 550.
that should more than suit your needs. if you want to bump it up, on that same page you can get the 500.
Thanks for the speedy reply dude. Love the analogy. I still have a remaining 12gb of unfried Ram so Could I still use that? Also would a PSU like this work fine? The cost is significantly less is why I am wondering.
Lastly, I don't just play CSGO haha, although I do play way too much of it. I also play a bunch of normal games like Overwatch and the total war franchise. Do I have any options for a low cost GPU that would be able to run those games at mid to high at 60fps? Could I reuse my GPU from my burnt computer, because I don't think it was affected, and was sort of running those games. it was an AMD Radeon HD 5870.
Thanks again for the quick response though. Appreciate it.
that 500 watt should be plenty for you right now, even up to a gtx 1080 if you go that route
evga is a good brand. I'm not a stickler for brand loyalty, but I've had no problems with various evga psus in any build I've done.
The short gigabyte model would probably fit the best in your case. You might run into a power supply problem wherein your current PSU doesn't have an available 6 pin cable. You should check that you have that 6 pin cable before going any further as nearly all GPUs are going to need at least that. If you don't have the 6 pin cable then you are going to have to buy a GPU that doesn't use one(will probably be a low end gtx 950 or a gtx 750ti), or buy a power supply that does have an available 6 pin(most name brand PSUs do have a 6 pin for GPU). If you do decide to upgrade your PSU along with your GPU, a pretty common upgrade pairing because of the power requirements from modern GPUs, then an 80 PLUS certified model from evga would work very well([link]). You can usually find a good PSU on sale for $35-40 on r/buildapcsales, and getting rid of the stock PSU from your current computer is a good idea by itself. Sorry about adding more things and making your simple question more complex but I feel that it's best if you know all the information and can then make an informed decision.
Is that one any good?
I'll be doing some modifications to the box so it uses EVGA 500W Instead of the default. Also I did some research and most Graphics Card wont be able to fit inside so i'll be opening the casing so any graphics card can fit.
I'm willing to stretch my budget a little bit, nothing too drastic though. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I also have this power supply laying around unopened if that helps.
And most importantly, thank you for your help! I really appreciate it.
Would this be a suitable Power Supply?: [link]
I don't think it is on pcpartpicker's database. How is it different from the one you suggested?
That's good to hear, thank you!
The PSU I was looking at was this one, but I'm not sure if it will work or not.
I don't intend to run games at 4K, 120 FPS and everything on Ultra. Most of the stuff I play currently is not very demanding (I think) and If I were to buy games that were a more demanding I would not have a problem tuning their settings down a bit. Thing is that what I currently have struggles to play Rocket League at more than 20 FPS, with everything at the lowest it can be, so it seems way overdue for an upgrade.
As for price, I'm not sure. I don't way to say as low as it can get because I want to actually notice a change, but I don't want to spend $600 on a GPU (at least not right now, I'm sure I may, down the line). I think $200 max would be fine, ideally around $150.
With a quick amazon search Im seeing [link]
My budgets not super tight Im looking at maybe 150-200 for GPU PSU possibly ram upgrade
well she has $90 so far lol but she is trying to save up to $150. i saw used 280x on here for around 125 so hopefully i can catch one. and for the psu i was thinking this one:
But you might want to consider not getting a Z97. Try to find a better deal on something else. You don't need it but if you can't it's fine to keep it cause it is a nice deal.
GPU will be suffice for what you want it for. Good price too.
Maybe this PSU to save 10 bucks.
There are little things that you can do to save a little here and there, but other than that you're good.
I appreciate the advice, though was doing some hunting and this MOBO sort of jumped out to me as appearing very good, thoughts?
I actually just made a post about getting a cheaper PSU! Does this appear to be a good option?
if you're really penny pinching you likely wont need the aftermarket cooler for your CPU because your i5 isn't overclockable, it comes with a stock cooler
your PSU could also be downgraded a lot to something like this to save yourself another 30 bucks -- the i5 and 750 ti wont draw much power at all
To think, he was actually going to just let me borrow it. A true pcmr brother.
While I'm thinking about it though, Any psu recommendations? I was looking at a 500w evga for $40. I think it's 42a on a single 12v rail. Whatever that means.
I was looking for modular stuff, but I'm not finding anything under $60 which is my max.
Not sure on the specifics on my current one because it was just a random one I got off an old computer. Just a stock that comes with Dell I guess.
Here is the 500W I was looking at though.
So I was browsing around on amazon and found this PSU, it seems like it would still work, a bit smaller and cheaper so I'd save some money which is always nice.
This will power that build, yeah, but it would put you pretty close to the max output at load (maybe about 80-90%). So it could work. But personally I think $20 or extra for a gold-rated 550w power supply might be a better long-term investment. It would be quieter/more efficient, last longer, and you would still have spare power if you upgraded any parts. If you keep an eye out there are lots of power supply sales.
edit: also, if modularity isn't important, EVGA is a solid brand and don't have to deal with a mail-in-rebate: [link]
My motherboard is an asus but im not sure on the model. Is there a way to check on my computer or do i just have to open it?
Your correct, i have a prebuilt power supply and i am aware that i need to upgrade that before anything else. I heard that you only need a 500 watt psu for it.
Thats the power supply i was planning on getting, do you think that would be fine or do you have a better psu in mind?
Thanks for the response!
Yo is this evga one good enough?
Does it have the Japanese capacitors? I'm asking because I need to free up some money for the build and I cannot afford the sea sonic one. [link]
and this? alchemy compatible too?
One thing, please get a different PSU I have never in my life heard of Chieftec and i doubt many people have. Get a well know PSU make. The only person I know who didnt buy a well know PSU make is the one who now has a smouldered PC . Apart from that very nice build and cable management
EVGA 500 for 45$
I wouldn't use any adapters to power a GPU, those things are usually added in as an afterthought and pose a potential fire hazard.
If all you need out of PSU is a 6+2 pin PCIE power cord then you should look at something like this for $45.
Your PSU is not something you should skimp out on too much. Make sure it's from a reputable manufacturer.
THis parts list looks overall fairly good, however I'd probably biter the bullet and get this PSU, as a cheaper 400 watt with no 80plus certification does not strike me as good enough for a 280.
This would work just fine [link]
regularly goes on sale for 40$ with prime shipping.
The 430 might even work out for you.
Very good sir.
You can save some money with 1600Mz ram, as the speed doesn't help so much with gaming ($10 cheaper), and you can get the psu linked below for half the price of the one you selected. Also you won't need the LAN card, as the mobo has a LAN port built in.
On PCPP it came to 433 and on Extreme it came to 434. I was planning on buying this PSU anyways for the PCIe power connectors.
When actually buying, make sure it comes with 2 4GB sticks together in one kit, but you prob know that, just making sure.
Even cheaper psu that is good.
Build is pretty good.
here's a good one I found. I personally have a power supply from evga so I can vouch for them.
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black [link]
The case has vents right where the psu exhaust is so no issues.
for < $200
Used, but tested, and comes with a 2 year warranty.
So i have to buy a new psu as well? [link] would thiss be good?
It’s the EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black [link]
PSU - $42 [link]
CPU - $67 [link]
Mobo - $70 [link]
These are definitely not the best options, but at the price limit you have I think it's probably the best you can do. I'd run it by someone else though just to make sure. Never trust just one stranger's suggestion on the internet!
Edit: I just realized you don't have a GPU. Is that why you were going for the 2200g? If so, then it's gonna be another $20 or so. But the budget you have is pretty limited for the best bang for the buck.
change ram to 2x4gb sticks and heres a PSU
Thank you for the quick reply! Any thoughts on this PSU, considering that I'm not willing to spend a whole lot? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/?tag=pcpapi-20
Yes it will... but why that one?
If budget is your goal, I suggest these two
Not on my highly recommend, but it gets the job done that’s within your price range.
Imo I’d say just upgrade.
This is the power supply that I bought [link]
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black [link]
Ok here you go
Thanks, I appreciate it. Would this be suitable? [link]
Power Supply Hopefully Amazon is fine I would just pull the trigger on this one.
i7 needs 77W and the 1050ti needs 300W so youre pretty close.
how is this PSU on amazon warehouse?
Here is the full spec list from the vendor. The power supply page lists it as a EVGA 500W 80 Plus.
I don't know anything about power supplies, so how does this one look?
Top comment on this one is pretty good too
Would something like this work? I don't know if the plugins are the same. The plugins I have for the back of my desktop are the same as a laptop charger.
> rth a shot to try overclocking but with s
Yeah I bought a cooler master masterliquid 120 liquid cooling for the upgrade. I could use it for the overclock. but not really sure if it would help. with my old build i do have a mastercooler 212 evo cooler...
I guess i can just try to overclock...is this power supply good enough?
This is my old build but im using the power supply with the upgrade. If the overclock works i might just use it for a server or something...
Thank you so much for this! I'll look into that power supply - out of curiosity, how does it compare to this?
I was thinking something like this
Nevermind found 1 [link]
I was trying to find some power supplies the German amazon page, but I'm having trouble navigating it. I only found a few.
Edit: here is one for $40 from usa amazon EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black [link]
It was highly rated by Johnny guru with an 8. I'm not sure if you have this i your country though. [link]
EVGA 500w 80+
EVGA 500W PSU 39.99
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR [link]
Yes latest bios are with my mobo. No overclock on anything. PSU
Your 450W is probably fine. The 970 lists 500W as the minimum, but the rest of your system is pretty low power. The FX-6300 is not a very power hungry CPU, and a link to your actual motherboard model would be helpful, but only a little. It's a small board, and they don't consume much. You should be maxing out at <400W, and you should be running your PSU between, oh, say, 60% and 85% load (it's fuzzy, and newer PSUs have wider peak efficiency curves than older supplies for the most part) at all times so it runs most efficiently. If it's running too far under load or too close to its max load, your PSU is losing efficiency and running hotter and wasting electricity, and wearing out faster as a result. Many newer, higher end supplies, like EVGA's Gold- and Platinum-certified models, can even maintain peak efficiency up to 95% of their max output - we don't know your actual power supply model.
Note, if shopping for these, that their efficiency certifications apply within their peak efficiency curve - not above or below it. Therefore, most supplies that are advertised as something along the lines of "80+% efficiency" means they run that efficiently between somewhere around 60%, and somewhere around 85%, of their max output - so, roughly, between 270W and 380W on a 450W supply (and even 400W is not far above it).
If you are dead set on upgrading, you'd be best suited not putting one in with a much higher capacity unless you're going to be upgrading more on your system to more power hungry components or adding a second video card in SLI (which is losing software support as time goes on and not many people would recommend). I would not shop for more than a 600W PSU, or you're wasting your money twice over - once in buying an overkill power supply, and again in wasted electricity on your utility bill every month.
I would not say that your 450W is plenty or more than enough, but I would say a decent 450W PSU is correct for your system. I don't see a reason for you to replace it.
As a side note, you may want to check that your motherboard actually has a PCI-e 3.0 slot to use with the 970, or your motherboard could be slowing your graphics card down pretty hard. Prebuilt systems like that are usually not made with upgradability in mind - they usually contain the minimum specs for the included components, as anything else would be a waste of money.
If you do the install and find you really need the new PSU, or you're just not confident without the upgrade and want it regardless, here are two I'd recommend: 500W and 600W. You are almost certainly fine with the 500W model, but the 600W is still a good pick for you, and will allow for future major system upgrades. The 600W model also has an equivalent that's semi-modular for an extra $5, if you want easier cable management. EVGA's PSUs are extremely robust and absurdly reliable, and yes I'm shilling, because their products, warranties, and support are top notch. And they'll actually hold up consistently to whatever they're rated for.
I have an EVGA 500w 80+ power supply. I could do $30 shipped for it.
Product Link: [link]
Here's what I came up with. Tried to stick with a black/red colour style too!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I got this as the ~~mobo~~ psu and the total comes to 1217.76 before taxes on Amazon Canada
I just suggested this to someone else: [link]
However run your spec through a calculator to see what kind of watts you need. [link]
I would also suggest getting a better processor. This one is only 10 more dollars and quite a bit better for instance: [link]
This unit is pretty great: [link]
I'm currently looking to upgrade my motherboard from a stock motherboard of a Dell Optiplex 3010 (front, do not currently have a back-facing image) without having to purchase a new case. Is there anything that will fit that you guys know about?
As per other hardware, I currently have a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3470, an EVGA 500W Power Supply, and a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
I understand that my CPU is an older model, and that some modern motherboards won't be compatible with it, so if you're trying to help me out with this and can't find a board that will support my old CPU, feel free to suggest something other than that. My current end-goal is to have a fully-upgraded rig inside of this Optiplex 3010 case (by almost any means necessary), and having a newer CPU to go with a shiny new motherboard doesn't seem all too bad.
My budget for this hypothetical motherboard would probably cap at $130. Would probably be looking at a budget cap of $300 for both the Board and CPU.
Thank you very much!
Here's the parts list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
It appears Partpicker may not have had the exact power supply listed, to be exact, it's this: [link]
The SSD I pulled out of my laptop and gave the laptop back it's original HDD since I won't be using it as much anymore. I kinda regret not grabbing a 4TB harddrive to just have that covered once and for all, but oh well. I have another 1TB HDD laying around I might throw in there.
The thing with Fallout troubles me. My last machine handled it fine on high settings, and if I remember correctly I actually played it on ultra and just had occasional slowdowns. Same graphics card.
I've checked into selling the graphics card a bit and I'm a bit boggled by what I've found - A bunch of places have it listed at a surprisingly high price, around $190 or higher and even higher still. But other places it's basically worthless. Here's an ebay auction nearing completion: [link] Is this just some places fishing for people who don't look before they leap? Seems strange. I'm guessing I'd be getting eBay value for it if I sold it.
I've installed all the drivers and updates for the machine as far as I know. I suppose it's possible something is still lagging behind software wise. Maybe even the newer Windows 10 is more demanding or less smooth with some things.
BTW, thank you for you all your help. If I hadn't come here I probably would have got that original mobo I posted and been stuck in 2013 for the next few years :D
What are the differences between these two power supplies?:
and what are the differences between these two RAMs?:
Really? Why do you think that? It's this one [link]
After some reading (mostly of /u/JDM_WAAAT's posts) I decided to build my own (instead of buying one). I used the $135 build as a base with some modifications (mainly, case).
Goal: Server with UnRAID, will run Plex with a couple of transcodes (no more than three, but I need the transcodes for subtitles), maybe to learn about VMs on my own, and as a place to keep my data centralized (and easy to back up SOMEWHERE ELSE).
CPU X3450 - $24.00
Mobo X8SIL-F - $44.99
RAM 2x4GB PC3-10600E - $39.95
CPU Cooler - $10
PSU EVGA 500 W1 - $40
Case Cooler Master N400 - $60
I bought two WD EasyStores last weekend that I intend to shuck, and I will look in BuildaPCSales for some good SSDs for a cache pool.
My main question is: any other motherboard recommended that would support HDDs and SSDs? The final goal would be three SSDs (one unassigned just for plex, two for a cache pool) and six HDDs (2x8GB parity, 4x8GB storage). As is right now the build is $219, I'm willing to push up to $250, or $300 if necessary, unless what I want is a wild dream and need to learn more before making these kinds of decisions.
Hey man, I guess you are looking for a 300 watts for not paying the big bucks eh? :/. So here are my two cheap recommendations under 70$:
Option 1 is a common computer PSU which would be able to run your card for a big 40$. Option 2 is less common but amazing for mining, It's a 750w Platinium power supply from hp, really cheap for the power and modular up to a couple GPUs!
this is it
Hello, I've worked with artists on similar projects and I think that I understand what you are asking for.
There are some good answers here, but I think you need to clarify your vision a bit more as there is some ambiguity in your specs and this can mislead people.
Sometimes it helps to specify what you want, instead of suggesting the solution. e.g. you say "LEDs" but you want "white lights and coloured gels".
LEDs are mono-colour. There are devices which combine several LEDs called an "RGB LED", which combines Red, Green and Blue, and this will give you a white-ish colour when you switch on all the LEDs on at once. It wouldn't make sense, from a technical point of view, to switch all the LEDs on and then use a gel to change the colour. Most likely, you'd want to adjust the relative balance
The good thing is that you can buy strips of RGB LEDs for a fairly low price these days and they're easy to control from an Arduino, as people have suggested. This would be the easiest way to go as it's almost a ready to go solution and there are loads of examples.
If you want bright white, then you would want to look at a circuit which switched on, say, banks of halogen lights or 12V white LED bulbs. e.g. [link] This is certainly more complicated as you'd be looking at custom circuitry.
Next up is your power consumption.
Your image shows 13 columns, with 12 rows per column and you said up to 12 LEDs per bar. That's roughly 2000 LEDs. Each RGB LED unit consumes about 0.25Watts at medium brightness. Therefore you need 0.25W x 2000 = 500 Watts of power.
But that's only if you were to switch on every single LED at full brightness. If you don't, then you only need a fraction of this. This is a worst case scenario. Reduce the number of lights per bar, and your power requirements will go down accordingly.
Say you use 12V, so you would need 500W / 12V = 41Amp power supply. e.g. a PC power supply like [link] The spec for this power supply says, "Supporting 40A on a single +12V rail".
But I think most of the RGB addressable strips need 5V.
So you'd need 500W / 5V = 100A power supply. This is a lot of current for a single power supply, and you'd need several 5V power supplies. e.g. You can have one power supply for column.
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>I just bought an antminer s7 (probably not a good idea given my inexperience, but its done now...) and I plugged it into 3 different power supplies ( all 3 are this model ). However, when I plugged it all in and turned it on - nothing. not even a light, no fans on the power supply, no nothing. I am pretty sure that everything is plugged in correctly ( I followed this guid ) and I am wondering if you have any idea what could have gone wrong.
>I would really appreciate anything you can share me.
Thanks - Zoe
just got a new PSU for 500W, still having the issues, any advice. Here's the new one [link]
Perfect Eh? Just trying to make sure.
Well if you want a new gpu you definitely need a bigger psu. 300w isn't much these days even with the more power efficient cards we have. I'd recommend this 500w EVGA one for $30 and as for a GPU you could pick up a RX570 for $200.
WIll this one work?
Will this do??
[link] I think I might go with this model, opinion?
What about this one?
And I know I sound like a tv salesman but I really do recommend paying 5 dollars more for the Bronze version which is higher quality and is more efficient under loads
evga 500w bronze
I went with this
you might have to go ultra budget and buy some stuff from ebay. I would get this desktop.
get this psu
and this gpu 175
case [link] 30$
now for gaming a wireless mouse isn't the best thing for it as the only good ones tend to be around 100$
Now once you get the rebate for the gpu use it to buy a ram kit 4 or 8 gb kit for your mothetrboard as 4gb of ram isn't the best for gaming.
Is this one good?
You can grab what you're looking for for less on Amazon - [link]
says the r7 240 requires 350 watts ... but how old is the psu? maybe try upgrading to a 500 watt
something like this would probably be suitable [link]
There's a couple pics I snapped real quick.
As for the PSU, I was planning on buying this one [link]
I'm planning on playing games like elder scrolls online, over watch, GTA
I am thinking about getting this PSU, [link] it keeps the overall price around $300.
[link] thats my PSU
i have a EVGA 500W [link]
that is for 150
then you can get a new psu [link] 37.99
then you can get an rx 470 164.99
so full price would be 352.99. so you can then spend the extra on a case or a hdd
well it you have the money now I would get this [link] 169
get a rx 460 4gb ,for 123
then get a new psu [link]
so a full gaming pc it will cost you about
Power Supply: [link] (Always get something bronze rated or above to avoid torching your house)
Case:[link] It's big enough to support any future changes you may want to do in the future
GPU: Make sure you have the 6GB version, I have included a link just in case.
What's going to be the difference between the 500b and this..
That one is cheaper but 500w?
For less messy amazon links you can extract the part after "/dp/" in
and make it:
Or via smile link:
Plz send any recommendations via PM
Will this do?
How is this psu? What tier is it? EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR [link]
I fairly like this psu for cheaper builds, and johnnyguru.com gave it a good review
Is the 600w version the comparable in quality? Can't really find any info on it other than bestbuy
how does this PSU look?
and maybe this for the grapgics?
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Noob here. I picked up an old HP A6620f tower for free recently, trying to run some basic-ish Steam games like SpinTires, Car Mechanic Simulator, and my old Flight Simulator X on my 1080p samsung TV via HDMI. Cheaper is better as I'm still a student w/ limited funds.
Current Stock Specs:
These parts should get me up and running at least, as of now I can't even use the computer because I have no VGA compatible monitors. I did consider cards such as the gtx560/570 but their large dimensions meant they might interfere with the connecting point for the SATA data cables on the motherboard. After these two things I might throw in a used Q9550 core 2 quad for ~$35 to tide me over until I can get the $$ together for a proper build.
What say you, enlightened ones? How did I do?
Oh man I got a bunch of junk:
EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0, Dual Fans and 12.5-Inch Card LINE-M Black
ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 Graphics Cards
I'm thinking $70 for GPU, but everything else I'm not sure.
My friend is selling some PC parts and wants to find out how much they would go for:
Edit: He has only had these parts for 1-2 months and hasn't used them much.
Will this PSU fit ?
Ok cool. When I bought the GPU I got this power supply. Would this one be fine? I tried to make sure to get one that was 80+
whats the difference between a white 80 and a bronze 80.
evga 500 80w
It's a pretty basic model, being on 80+ certified. The 450w XFX suggested is a good alternative. If you need 500w, the EVGA W1 500w is a cheaper alternative:
or if you want modular, the CX450M is solid PSU for the price
Consider perhaps this -
Cheaper and, based on reviews, should be of good quality.
P.S. would this work?
It's a [link] which we bought last fall as well. Should be fine.
See if this power supply is compatible with your build, as it'll save you some money (it's $35 for 500W EVGA). I'm not sure what specs your monitors have nor the pricing but this is another good budget monitor at only $99 for HP 21.5 frameless. If you can lower down about $100, you may be able to upgrade your GPU to the 1070.
This is the PSU
What is the computer's model number?
Disclaimer: Because I don't really know your system these parts may not work
Your only 2 real options beyond buying a new computer are to upgrade the video card and the cpu. (If you only do one the video card is the better option)
For a GPU an RX 460 is probably you best bet.
If you are willing to spend the money to get a power supply like this one (Assuming you are not using an SFF case) an RX 480 offers more than double the performance of an RX 460.
Unfortunately as far as CPU upgrades go your best upgrade (A10-6800k) will only get you an additional ~25 percent of cpu power.
RX 460 vs HD 7560D +536% Upgrade
RX 480 vs HD 7560d +1323% Upgrade
A8-5500 vs A10-6800k +24% Upgrade
Sorry, I forgot about this site..
About the PSU, Its this one
i think 2 years now but
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
I have already a W10 from dreamspark. What do you suggest as PSU?
Is this better? : [link]
And for the SSD I forgot to add to the list: [link]
looking buy this one here
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR [link]
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard [link]
Yes, it's this one.
Any other model in mind? Or straight for that one :p
alright thanks and I was gonna get that R9 380 so would the one you listed be fine with it? and I went with [link] for a power supply over what you put is that okay? I also sawhttps://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Bronze-100-B1-0600-KR-Power-Supply/dp/B00EON40CS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1470291528&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=EVGA+500W+80%2B+Bronze+Certified+ATX+Power+Supply which I think will be a even better choice what do you think?
its an 100-W1-0500-KR
You'll probably need a new PSU to stay on the safe side. This one should be enough:
Yes, you need at least 500 watts PSU according to nvidia's site, I would recommend this one:
EVGA 500W PSU for $37 USD
This is a stupid question I know but I have this psu ([link]) and I can't tell which is on and off. Thanks
So if I upgrade the computer with this power supply I should be good to go?
This one [link]
how about the 500W version of the same PSU ?
Would something like this EVGA 500W work for it?!
EVGA W1 500 Watts probably. [link]
Yes it's a terrible PSU but JonnyGuru doesn't hate it completely:
Just make sure to get something decent couple of years down the line. These PSUs tend to expire around the 3 year mark.
Ok, good to know. I just realized that I purchased a replacement power supply a year and a half ago. Do you see any issues with using the 500watt one I already have or would you recommend a new unit?
What about this, then can you perhaps buy a refub'd GPU?
[link] will this work?
Pretty sure it's this one. Definitely 500W EVGA.
Sure, the Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti is an okay card at a fair price.
The EVGA PSU you chose is rated at 600W, and costs $50. You don't need all that much power, and I'd recommend at 500W PSU (same brand) for $35.
It's also available from Amazon, if you'd like to buy from them, for some reason.
PSU seems dodgy. Got some bad reviews. i'd go for this
So I am buying an MSI r9 380 4GB version and this PSU www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H33SFJU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE so I was wondering if it would work or I need a different psu?
nope that isnt the PSU but I will send you the amazon link [link] and I know I said bronze that was a mistake very sorry xD
Actually just bought this 2 days ago!
A new PSU can be had for $35, you'll need it for anything better than a GTX 750Ti basically. If you want to spend ~$150 you could go to Jet and get a GTX 950 or GTX 960, if you want to go with ~$300 get a GTX 970 or an R9 390 using promo code 15NOW.
GTX 9## series is the latest from Nvidia, while R7/R9 3## is the latest from AMD.
Antec BP350 I think. I was going to upgrade to this: [link] since it's the same size as my current one.
Yeah, blowing up is not an option.
What do you think about this one? The modular thing doesn't bother me if it's just a cosmetic issue (is it?)
If the current power supply is atleast 400W and has two free molex connectors, you should be able to hook up a GTX 960 without an issue.
However, if you're getting a new power supply, I would suggest this one:
No purchases have been made yet, waiting to hear from you guys and her today.
EVGA 500 W1 80+, 500W Continuous Power, 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR [link]
ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 2GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-Express 3.0 Low Profile Video Card ZT-71006-10L [link]
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What about this?
try to get this one, it will probably be better (A.K.A. Will not explode so easily)
R9 380, not 390. PCPartPicker points me around 350W full build, so I guessed 450 were enough. How about something like this? Still too much entry level? Should get the Gold Rated?
About DDR4, I'm not that convinced. Prices go up quite a lot with DDR4 capability, how about performance? Really that much worth? Modules should be there (HDMI port + USB3, if that's what you mean).
This is the one I'm looking into. Now I just need a case lol and look for some good hds.
would be better
IS something like this: [link]
What you're talking about? I know the PSU for the 330w from Alienware was around 100 dollars
Looking for a sub-80$ PSU, my 'advertised' wattage on PCpartpicker is 391W, so I want something 500-600W rated.
I'm moving to the EU in two years' time, so that is important to me. When I do move, what do I have to change, if anything? Some of the PSUs under consideration:
Shipping included in the price. If you're open to a refurbished gpu then you might consider the $111.20 HIS radeon 7950 Boost at gpushack.com (use the code HIS20). For that though you'll either need a molex to 6 pin PCIe adapter or to go with a slightly more powerful psu like this $40 evga unit.
It literally doesn't say rofl it's evga 500w, the lettering is in silver, I'll try to find my order and ill link to it, at work give me a bit.
For the arms:
Get yourself 6 M3x60 screws of any variety, then order a pack of 288MM Carbon Arms from this link...
You now have a printer that is absolutely rock steady working with the traditional 300mm/s movement speeds advertised, and capable of going up to or even over 500mm/s with the carbon arms.
If for any reason you are an archer, you can also build your own arms for pennies on the dollar using carbon or aluminum arrow shafts and supplying your own ball-ends.
Finally, purchase 2 extra 30mm blower fans for the hotend carriage and print 3 total mounts for them (1 is already suggested by the instructions but you want 360 degree cooling coverage) - you can build your own fan wire splitter later.
And... for the PSU:
If you really want this printer to last 5-10 years, discard the power supply they shipped with it. Let it run some extra 12V fans or just keep it in its box. NEVER USE IT. It's junk. I promise you. I've built dozens of computers and 3D printers and you don't want 3rd rate crap power supplies. NOT EVER.
Pick up this one or any of the other EVGA ones you wish. They're amazing. And VERY high quality. The one I used was absolutely insane overkill on wattage but came with a ten year warranty. Well worth it. I also have modular cabling so I don't need to hide a mess of cables in the bottom of the printer like you will inevitably. :)
Seriously. Don't skimp. If you have to do just one upgrade, do the power supply before the arms. You can always put on new arms but you WILL NOT want to break open the base of the printer to try to install a new PSU.
Hmm, a new power supply then. How about this one? [link] Is this the best value or are there cheaper ones? (really dont wanna spend too much on just 2 components)
Yikes... There's a 350w power supply in there, which really limits what you can do. What you could do is buy a Power Supply and a much better GPU. Now, I'm not totally sure as to what you have going on in there, but you should be able to take out the R7 240 and put in the GTX 960. The power supply is a bit trickier. You'll have to unplug everything and plug them back in with the new power supply. It's gonna be a pain in the ass, but just read the manual and you'll see where everything goes. Youtube videos help a lot too.
You'll need to plug the power supply into the motherboard with the really big adapter, into the motherboard again for the CPU power, into any hard drives you have, and into the graphics card.
Mobo: Gateway DX4860
CPU: Intel i5 2320 Sandy Bridge
Only one hard drive
1 WD 2 TB My Book: [link]
Awesome, thank you so much for the reply! I'm currently checking around for alternatives. I was having second thoughts about spending a lot of money.. How do these parts look?
PSU:[link] GPU:[link] RAM:[link] (x2=16GB) MOBO:[link] HDD:[link] CASE: [link] CPU: [link] Provide any additional details you wish below.
This is it
Yea,you're correct, there's no k. Im assuming this would be sufficient then?
would that work at all?
Sadly i can't use thos mail-in rebates since I will be buying them on USA but shipping to another country via Courier,
Would this [link]
Thanks you for your comments, I also heard about i5-4590 > 4460, and is just 5$, any tip on this?
About Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card I personally don't like AMD/Radeon don't know why
This psu will save you another $5 - [link]
I have one of these laying around. 35$ shipped?
How about this one?
Yes, I will be overclocking.
I think I will go with this one, EVGA 500W: [link]
Yo is this evga one good enough?
Does it have the Japanese capacitors? I'm asking because I need to free up some money for the build and I cannot afford the sea sonic one.
That is really overpriced compared to [link]
Thanks :) would this one work ? [link]
How does this look?
Your video card draws ~116W (~10A@12v) and NVIDIA Recommends at least a combined total (3.3v 5v and 12v) 400W PSU.
Your motherboard from your Gateway DX4860 requires an ATX compliant power supply, but since the newer EPS standard is backwards compatible you should probably look at an EPS PSU for a bit of future proofing.
This EVGA 500W PSU is 80Plus Certified (At least 80 percent efficient at full load) And is ATX/EPS12V compatable and has 40A available on the 12V rail.
Your 550Ti, as you probably know, requires a supplemental 6-pin PCI power adapter that must be present on the PSU. The PSU I recommended above has an 6+2 pin PCI Power adapter, just brake-away the 2 extra pins and it will fit in your 550Ti. Same with your motherboard which requires a 4 Pin P4 power connector. This PSU has an 4+4 pin EPS connector. Just brake away the other 4 pins and it will fit your motherboard just fine
And here's a nice PSU calculator for future use
EVGA 500W 80PLUS PSU 100-W1-0500-KR
Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower USB 3.0
Well it tells you at the top you need 390w but your gonna want a bit more than that to be safe and if you plan to upgrade. I would recommend this: [link]
Well I mean that the new PSU is already in. I've tried two. The one that was in the original build. and one that another user suggested I get, which was the EVGA one.
Would this PSU be better even though it has a lower output?
Edit : if you can get away with 500w then this will save you about $40 which you could put towards the ram. Definitely make sure theres a little bit of headroom on your watts though before you commit to the 500w. I'll check for you myself in a moment though
This is a pretty sweet deal.
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR, Black [link]
okay so im not to sure but your 500w is bronze and u can get silver certified im not some master builder but this is like the same price
Less cost and will do the job. You shouldn't need anything more than this wattage wise unless you plan to do a lot more upgrading. You can always use a calculator such as this if you are not sure of the wattage you need. Once you determine the wattage you need you have lots of options.
The power supply would work fine, it's just you can get more efficient power supplies for roughly the same money. This other EVGA model is 80+ Bronze and only a couple of dollars more.
EDIT: The PSU I linked is not the same PSU OP is asking about (the 500W 80+ White PSU). This is the PSU that OP is talking about.
No, it isn't.
If you're playing with chips and stuff, a PC power supply is amazing because you can pick them up for basically no money and with some filtering have a decent supply. If you want to do anything that requires a significant amount of power its a fucking gift from god because for $40 new you can get half a kilowatt to do whatever you want with.
Ehh this is a pretty good price for a 600W (assuming your rig really needs 600W of power). Here you have the 500w counterpart available on Amazon for $3 cheaper.
I say pretty solid deal!
Ok, it's not fully modulair. Which means you're gonna get a lot of cables which you are not gonna need on it. Check out the dimensions, hope it fits in your case. EVGA is a really good company. However, cheap PSU are risks, but the 3 year warranty is nice. Bonus, its less than 40 bucks.