I have a custom build that was given to me as a graduation gift a year ago. great computer, but the psu was dying,i could tell because even when i cleaned it with a air compressor, it was extremely loud,sounded like a jumbo jet taking off. it was a cheap brand psu and was from 2009, so i wasnt too suprised. since then i havent gotten a new psu just because ive been busy. but now that im looking back into it, i have a few questions.
First off, here are the specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.8ghz 12mb cache
Ram: 8gb ddr2 @ 800mhz
Hdd: 1tb WD 32mb cache 7200 rpm
Motherboard: Asus P5N7A-VM
PCI express x1 renesas usb 3.0 card
Linksys wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual Band (Model # WMP600N)
and i plan on putting a good video card in for medium gaming (PCI express 2.0 x16)
First question, can i run this system on a 350w psu? id like the psu to be a maxiumum of 350w. i just prefer to save the electric bill lol,any links to a good 350w power supply?
Second question, id like a video card that doesnt require a power cable,i belive thats referred to as low profile? im not too sure. but i play all kinds of games fromminecraft all the way to gta iv and other power hungry games, so aslong as i can play on medium settings for modern games im good. and a quiet fan would be preffered of course,last video card i had (which i gave to a friend as a birthday gift) was a pny nvidia geforce 210 1gb ddr3. but id like something better than that.
Edited by errorx777, 15 September 2014 - 09:06 PM.