Upgrading to 500w
As I have already upgraded the graphics card 4850 last month. I actually was looking to upgrade the RAM. But I was fairly worried about the PSU(power supply unit) that I had in the system. I suspected that it was under powered with the 4850 drawing so much power.
So I went online and got me a Corsair CX500 for RM 225.00 excluding shipping.
I transferred the money to the seller on Friday. But he could not send it on Saturday as the postal services were off on the first Saturday of the month. So he sent it on Monday, and I recieved it yesterday just as I got home, POSLAJU also arrived. Good timing.
This is a very basic PSU, with two years warranty.
Manual, power cable, cable ties, screws and a badge.
Both sides has the CX500 sticker.
Rear of the PSU.
At the bottom of it was a large exhaust fan.
This was on the other side.
Comparing with what I had, I was pleasantly surprised that I got something half decent long ago. At least it was able to work the 4850. Without crashing or something sinister :P
At the end of it I had to swap out another casing which I happen to have lying about in my "tech" room. The other antique casing which I was using, the screw locations wrong. Which meant installing it backwards with the exhaust fan facing the roof of the casing. Lucky for me this casing I had had extra exhaust fan, which I have been meaning to install too. Totally forgot about it.
All in all RM spent, after two upgrades RM 430.00+