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    Default New psu needed?

    Hello.
    I have a question for you.
    I have this system:
    Amd Fx6300 CPU
    Amd Radeon r9 270
    Corsair 16gb DDR3(2x8)
    Seagate 1tb drive
    Some led fans

    Everything is powered by this psu: http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/sursa-mo..._530ss-530w-l/
    Some of my friends told me that the psu is great, but it's still too weak for my computer and it should be replaced.
    What do you think?

    If you think i have to replace it with something more powerful, please
    recommend me some psus from these websites:

    http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/
    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/
    http://www.emag.ro/surse/sort-priceasc/c

    These shops are closest to me.

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    I'm not a PSU expert, but i can provide you from some data about that PSU:

    First off, apparently that CPU has no efficiency certifications according to realhardtechx.com, you can see that in here http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_a...s/Page6337.htm. Your PSU is the first one listed IIRC.

    The OEM is Andyson. Again, i'm no PSU expert but i've read quite a bit about good PSU OEMs, never heard of Andyson before.

    Recommended output current from the 12v rail for a r9 270 is 24A, this PSU has 2 12v rails with 20A max output.

    And I could go on sugar coating the real message, which is I do not recommend you use that PSU with that GPU.

    Why don't you tell us your budget (in your currency) so we can help you choose a good PSU from the sites you listed?

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    Eww, Raidmax. Yeah, those are bad. You don't really want to use that at any wattage, honestly. 500W would be fine if that were a decent PSU, but it's not.

    Well, this one looks good...

    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/super-f...550p14xe-550w/

    302,97 RON.

    This is a cheaper one with lower efficiency that's still good.

    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/seasoni...0-bronze-520w/

    269,29 RON.

    I don't see any quality units that are cheaper than this. I haven't checked all the links yet, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Eww, Raidmax. Yeah, those are bad. You don't really want to use that at any wattage, honestly. 500W would be fine if that were a decent PSU, but it's not.

    Well, this one looks good...

    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/super-f...550p14xe-550w/

    302,97 RON.

    This is a cheaper one with lower efficiency that's still good.

    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/seasoni...0-bronze-520w/

    269,29 RON.

    I don't see any quality units that are cheaper than this. I haven't checked all the links yet, though.
    I was thinking of the seasonic psu. Will it run my hardware ok?
    Or should i try to get the super flower psu?

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    AMD FX6300 = 95w TDP: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldo...20FX-6300.html

    Amd Radeon R9 270 = 150W TDP: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A..._II_OC/24.html

    That's 245w, the rest of your stuff does not even add 50w to that so 300w is your maximum draw.
    Mind you during normal usage your PC will never make all components go to their full TDP rating.

    Or in other words yes that Seasonic is more than enough
    Certainly much better than the thing you have now which I'm sure has degraded even more since it was brand new.
    A shot of the capacitors might be interesting when you switch PSU

    EDIT: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11688
    Last edited by Per Hansson; 07-31-2014 at 10:53 AM.
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    For a PC with FX-6300 and a R9 270 a ~350W PSU with one PEG connector is enough.
    be quiet System Power 7 350W (FSP APN/EPN with Teapo and Taicon caps) is a good cheap PSU http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/be-quie...s-bronze-350w/
    Seasonic G-series 360W is a high-end 360W PSU http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/sursa-se...-g_360-360w-l/

    If upgrading to a second R9 270 or high-end graphics card should be possible you can get something like this:
    Antec Neo ECO C 520W (Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W internally) http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/sursa-an...o-520c-520w-l/
    Super Flower Golden Green 450W, if its available http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/sursa-su...en-pro-450w-l/
    Otherwise get the 550W version http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/super-f...550p14xe-550w/ http://www.dc-shop.ro/surse/sursa-su...en-pro-550w-l/

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    Quote Originally Posted by xnd_bogdan View Post
    I was thinking of the seasonic psu. Will it run my hardware ok?
    Or should i try to get the super flower psu?
    The Seasonic would work fine, the Super Flower would just be a more efficient unit.

    With a 350W unit, bear in mind that that's just enough for your system as it is right now. If you change anything out or add to your system later, it might become insufficient. I like to get a little more than I need just in case. I hate it when I upgrade my computer, forget about the PSU, and then get stuck either returning my new item or buying a new PSU to go with it.

    You could in fact go with a lower wattage if cash is very tight, but you seemed more interested in a larger or equal supply than a smaller one, based on your OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xnd_bogdan View Post
    It uses CapXon capacitors, which are low-quality components. It will work fine, but it may not last more than a couple years.

    It's no more efficient than the Seasonic, and it also appears to be more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    It uses CapXon capacitors, which are low-quality components. It will work fine, but it may not last more than a couple years.

    It's no more efficient than the Seasonic, and it also appears to be more expensive.
    okay thanks. So i should go with either seasonic psus or super flower.

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