I currently have a 420w PSU (low end, nothing flash). The fan is beginning to stick occasionally, so gets pretty toasty.
Plus it's probably time to upgrade anyway. Same old story, very limited budget, etc etc.
I am currently running:
AMD Athlon II x2 240 2.8GHz processor
AMD Radeon HD5670 video card
2 x 500GB Seagate HDD's
Normal misc gumf - printer/scanner, wireless router, speakers etc.
(Since I installed the current PSU (quite) a few years back I have upgraded the CPU and added the additional HDD).
I am looking at:
FSP RAIDER 80Plus Silver 550W
Corsair 550watt PSU - VS550
As everybody knows, Google is our friend, and both of these appear to be both much of a muchness, and okay for low-end PSU's.
So, a couple of questions please:
- I'm assuming 550w is more than enough
- Anybody have any strong opinions either way on these two
- Any better alternatives for around $100?