Which PSU to buy?

Discussion in 'PC Peripherals' started by CapriAnupam, May 14, 2017.

  1. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Active Member
    Adept

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    47
    Hi all, my friend has an old PC running P-IV. He was using Frontech 450W PSU, which failed recently. Now, we are looking to buy a new one.

    My friend plans to buy a new PC later in the year. That PC will be latest with all branded and quality hardware. So, we were thinking of going for a branded PSU like Cooler Master, Corsair, etc. Wanted to ask which PSU should we buy, and of what wattage?

    He is a professional videographer/photographer, and shoots wedding videos. He will soon buy a full HD camera, and will also need a video editor to edit those videos. So, somewhat powerful enough PC will be required with good processor, minimum Intel i5, good graphics card, with minimum 2 TB hard drive, and a PCI card to capture the video from the video camera.

    So, what wattage should we go for, and which PSU? Preferably, bronze certified.

    The current PC has an old ATX cabinet. Wanted to ask if the new PSU will fit in that cabinet or not? Will the new PSU will be compatible with the old ASUS motherboard?

    Oh, and I saw the sticky about APC UPS not being compatible with some PSUs. We will be buying APC UPS for the new PC. So, please tell about PSU from regards too.

    Will it be good to buy a new branded PSU for this old PC, or should we just buy another local one, like Frontech?

    If we go for local PSUs, which are the good brands? Please tell (please tell this anyway irrespective of branded PSU, as will need this info for other PCs of family/friends.)
     
  2. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Active Member
    Adept

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    47
    Any suggestions please?
     
  3. random2

    random2 Well-Known Member
    Adept

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    958
    Likes Received:
    111
    It would depend on what hardware you plan to run on. people will be able to suggest you better if you post more details on - processor, video card, SSD, HDD etc and maybe future plans for any upgrades.
     
  4. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Active Member
    Adept

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    47
    I have already mentioned these details.

    The configuration isn't decided yet, as there is still quite sometime in buying a new PC, but I posted what we would go for.

    Processor would either be i5 or i7, most probably i5, because i7 is very costly.

    I don't have much idea about video card.. most probably will go for NVIDIA one.

    Already posted about hard drive, 2 TB SATA, with maybe 2 other older SATA drives.

    RAM will be minimum 8 GB.. as planning to run 64-bit Windows, probably Windows 7.
     
  5. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Active Member
    Adept

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    47
    Thank you. I will check them out.
     

Share This Page