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    recommend me a psu please

    hi, my hiper type r 580watt just died and i kind of need my computer to e up and running asap so i was thinking of replacing it with something perhaps better and selling my warranty replacement. any suggestions? i quite like the modular nature of the type r for the cable management etc but it doesn't have the ps 12v connector that my motherboard should probably need. my current machine is an msi crossfire rd480, athlon x2 4200, radeon x1950 pro, 500, 250 and 80gig drives, 2 dvd writers. i am going to be upgrading sometime soon probably to core2 and 8800gts but perhaps o the new amd chips when they come out...

    anyway, advice greatly appreciated
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    Corsair 520w, or 620w should cover you nicely for future upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Corsair 520w, or 620w should cover you nicely for future upgrades.

    I agree.
    For the next 6 months/year the Corsairs are fine for a cheaper PSU.
    £60 odd for a 520W is good value.

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    thanks, just to be clear though i wouldn't want to change my psu when i next upgrade if that makes a difference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardflipman View Post
    thanks, just to be clear though i wouldn't want to change my psu when i next upgrade if that makes a difference...
    Depends on what you next upgrade would be and when really

    If its 6 months down the line then ignore the Corsair and go for the Nermax Infiniti.
    If its over a year away then the Corsair would be good enough.

    Just remember.......if you are planning the 620W Corsair then dont. Ignore it and go for the Inifinit.....the price is similar and its a far better unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Depends on what you next upgrade would be and when really

    If its 6 months down the line then ignore the Corsair and go for the Nermax Infiniti.
    If its over a year away then the Corsair would be good enough.

    Just remember.......if you are planning the 620W Corsair then dont. Ignore it and go for the Inifinit.....the price is similar and its a far better unit.
    What do you mean here mate?

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    One thing I will say, is that the Enermax, is indeed an excellent PSU, and I would probably have one of those myself if I needed one soon, but unfortunately, the fan that they use is a lot louder than the Corsair's.

    Dont get me wrong, it isnt loud as in LOUD!, but it is audible at idle, and fairly noisy at full whack (a powerful whooshing of air, like the Galaxy), whereas the corsair is virtually silent at idle, and only just audible at high load.

    On average, the Infiniti is around £15-£20 more expensive, however, it does have 8-pin pcie connectors, which would make it a bit more future proof, and the Enermax customer service is excellent if anything goes wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Corsair 520w, or 620w should cover you nicely for future upgrades.
    can't agree more
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    thanks for the advice. decided to go for the corsair 520w in the end. 5 year warranty sounds good and the quieter fan appeals too

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardflipman View Post
    thanks for the advice. decided to go for the corsair 520w in the end. 5 year warranty sounds good and the quieter fan appeals too

    cheers
    I'm a fan or Corsair/Seasonic as well

    Only issue with Corsair is you have to return the PSU to the US for RMA purposes

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post

    Only issue with Corsair is you have to return the PSU to the US for RMA purposes
    Only after the first year
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    Another vote for the Corsair 520W

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    The Corsair 520/620 and Seasonic m12 500/600 are both very good PSUs

    Oh and if you want to make sure on how much you will need go to

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

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    Corsair every time.

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    Again with the Corsair, but also - avoid PSU calculators, they're almost always absolute rubbish and very very wrong.

    I always like to remind people that you can get a top of the line C2D with 2GB of ram, a raptor, a very high end mobo, and with a 6800GTX running on a good 330W PSU. Those who think you need 300W for each graphics card are sorely mistaken.

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