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igot6strings March 3, 2013 01:14 PM

Intel Pentium G2130 3.2 GHz
 
Been thinking about upgrading my htpc and going with this cpu. It will destroy my old e350 in every way I'm sure but I am wondering what you folks think about this for light-med gaming capabilities if combined with something like a 7750. I think my htpc case only has a 250w no name psu. Will that be sufficient?
IntelŪ PentiumŪ Processor G2130 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)

BurningAce705 March 3, 2013 01:41 PM

I use a g870 (same thing pretty much ,just SB vs IB) for my gaming rid and it does fine gaming (lower resolution ,however.)And as for the 7750 on that psu, I wouldn't do it,as the minimum required is a 400 watt with 16 amps IIRC.

igot6strings March 3, 2013 04:02 PM

Hmm. I see now that they recommend a 400w psu but what I don't understand is if the 7750 uses 75w and the cpu 55w why would I need 400w? Do a mobo, ram and hdd really use 100w? My case only has space for one of those mini psu, which is about half the size of a regular psu. Hmm. Not sure what I should do now...

BurningAce705 March 3, 2013 04:05 PM

The 12v rail probably makes a bigger difference than the rated wattage.What exactly does your psu have on its 12v rail?

igot6strings March 3, 2013 04:11 PM

This is the psu I think..
Apex SL-220FX/275TFX 275W Flex ATX12V (24 Pin) SATA Power Supply Model: SL-275FX

boggtrotter59 March 3, 2013 04:22 PM

275 watts would probably be enough using a quality power supply... I don't think a $24. psu is going to cut it...

BurningAce705 March 3, 2013 04:22 PM

I cant seem to find a whole lot about that psu,but from what I read its not very efficient .If you can find a psu that fits in there and has a higher wattage and efficiency ,you would be better off .If not,you could take your chances with what you've got however I dont think the 7750 would work on that psu .

Bond007 March 3, 2013 04:33 PM

I think that combo would be great for medium detail gaming. I would run that combo on a quality 300w psu, but I wouldn't do it on the psu you linked to. Your call if its worth the risk or not. I would guess the computer as a whole wouldn't pull more than 150watts.

igot6strings March 3, 2013 04:52 PM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice.
What if I grabbed a 2nd psu like a Pico psu and used it to power the board/CPU and used the psu I have for the gpu? Its either that or a new case/psu as high quality psu that size seem to be rather pricey.

BurningAce705 March 3, 2013 05:23 PM

Since the 7750 draws power from the pcie slot,thats not an option .Id just go ahead and get a new case+psu


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