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    Default PSU power? VOSTRO 460/ i7-2600/ GTX 750ti/ 400W RS-400-PCAP-A3

    Hi, I have business line DELL VOSTRO 460 with the following specification:
    - CPU: i7-2600 + BOX
    - MOBO: DELL 0Y2MRG H67 LGA1155
    - RAM: 20GB DDR3 (2x8, 2x2)
    - GPU: ASUS GTX 750ti 2GB GDDR5 with 1 fan (GTX750TI-PH-2GD5)
    - PC-E: ASUS AC1200 PCE-AC55BT Wifi & Bluetooth adapter
    - PC-E: DELOCK USB 3.0 x4 controller
    - 1x SSD 240GB & 1x HDD 7.2k 2TB
    - 1x fan
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    - PSU: COOLER MASTER RS-400-PCAP-A3

    CPU, GPU & RAM without any OC.

    I’ve put a very energy saving GPU (probably only RX 550 could compete), but still I’m a little bit worried about my PSU. Will it be able to handle?

    400W theoretically should be fine, but this RS-400-PCAP-A3 has awful opinions and reviews, so I’m a little bit scared.

    Thx 4 help.

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    Yeah. That particular model is the absolute cheapest PSU Cooler Master offers.

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    That one might need to go. The 2600 is sounding dated too. I don't know might construct the modern threaded Number crunch master.
    Ryzen 2600x 4.3 1.375v, Loop
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    Thx for answers, I appreciate it. You convinced me 100% that I MUST REPLACE MY PSU. No doubt. I don’t want to take a risk to damage my components.

    I’ve bought this computer second handed for 266$ (and upgrade ram, gpu, wifi card, usb controller for another 163$). I know it’s not a perfect gear but I would like to use it for 4-5 years.

    Especially CPU (despite being old) is tolerable, theoretically I could put a quite strong GPU without bottleneck. i7-2600 has 8193 pkt in passmark benchmark, so not bad for sandy bridge (better than iconic i5-2500k without a huge OC).

    I know that I should replace besides PSU: motherboard, case and cpu cooling, but it’s probably not cost efficient (it would costs another 200-250$). I don’t want to “over-invest” my desktop. So I will replace PSU only, use this computer for a few years and buy another one.

    So I’m looking for PSU only. PSU should fulfill those requirements:
    1) fit in VOSTRO 460 case (every PSU will fit?);
    2) compatible with other components (every PSU will fit?);
    3) top notch quality, so I can sleep well;
    4) quite big power reserve, co I would possibly be able to change GPU in the future without another PSU replacement.

    I’m a layman, don’t know nothing about PSU and never install PSU myself. But I’d like to do it myself for savings, maybe some youtube video will help me with this .

    I’m using this online shop for buying new gear (unfortunately it doesn’t have english version): https://www.morele.net/komputery/pod.../zasilacze-61/

    But I’m open to buy PSU second handed, if offer is reliable and cost-effective.

    I’ve got some local second-hand offers, like:
    - Corsair VS650 (150PLN ~40$)
    - COOLER MASTER G550m 550W (RS-550-AMAA-B1) (150PLN ~40$)
    - ANTEC 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE (165PLN ~44$)
    - Corsair AX760 760W (CP-9020045-EU) (320PLN ~85$)
    - Corsair HX750 750W Platinum BOX (350PLN ~93$)
    - Corsair rm850x gold box 850W (390PLN ~104$)
    - Corsair RM 1000x (400PLN ~106$)

    My budget is 400PLN (~ 100$), but less would be nice .

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    Quote Originally Posted by th4444 View Post
    My budget is 400PLN (~ 100$), but less would be nice .
    Then lets use it, completely:
    https://maxsklep.pl/p/302/100252/zas...n=porownywarki

    If you want it cheaper:
    https://geizhals.de/be-quiet-pure-po...c=pl#offerlist

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    You don't more than 500W, so stop looking at high power used stuff. Besides, they were probably used for mining.

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    I’ve decided to buy second-hand SEASONIC G-550 for ~50$.

    I’ve read Jonny Guru review of G-550 and it was quite enthusiastic: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=323

    Specification:
    - 550W, 540W on +12V;
    - 80+ gold;
    - DC to DC;
    - japanese capacitors;
    - 1/2 modular;
    - 4-years old;
    - used with ASROCK Z87 Extreme4 + i5-4690 + GeForce 970.

    Maybe it is mistake but I’ve got mental blockade and don’t want to buy PSU that is worth 1/3 of my desktop value (266$). I know that it’s risky, but whatever, what will be, it will be .

    Thx for help, I appreciate it. Topic may be closed.

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    $50 so you got it for 188zł? Very good price.

    By the way, that 6 year old review doesn't apply since G-550 was downgraded since then. Not very significantly though, just some changes in transistors.

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