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Is this psu any good for my considered upgrade?

#1IlovegirlsPosted 12/29/2013 3:38:03 PM
have a hp pavilion p71157cb with an amd quad core. Currently have amd radeon 7750. I decided I will upgrade my power supply since I plan on getting the r9270x. Is this psu any good and will it work for what I am planning? Thanks guys.

http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix#ip/Coolmax-V-500-Series-500W-120mm-ATX-Power-Supply/8245532?type=search
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#2Loserman15Posted 12/29/2013 3:39:09 PM
I wouldn't go under 610w for a power supply nowadays, but that's just me. 500W is pretty low.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 12/29/2013 3:39:45 PM
Google "coolmax power supply reliability."
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 12/29/2013 3:43:27 PM
500W is plenty for a 270X as long as it's a quality unit. I don't know enough about the one you linked to say one way or the other though.
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#5SuigintouEVPosted 12/29/2013 3:46:46 PM(edited)
I recommend this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012

As for watts, i don't think you need all that much at all these days.

One thing about HP is that your case may not fit a full sized PSU or a large graphics card. You might have to get a new case.
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#6k debonairPosted 12/29/2013 3:47:27 PM
here's the lowdown on power supplies:

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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