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    What PSU? (yet another...)

    I'm currently on the lookout for a quiet PSU that can ope with the following -

    3 HDDs
    1 DVD Writer
    1 Q6600
    1 8800GTS

    I was initially looking at something in the 550Watt range but having just read a couple of threads similar to this I'm wondering if 550W is an overkill? I don't need to worry about future proofing as by the time I upgrade I'll probably need to upgrade the PSU as well.

    Any recommendations for £50 or under?

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    If you streach the budget a little you can get a 430W Tagan PSU for about £55, but a 380W PSU will do the job as well for about £40. Shop around.
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    slightly over your budget but i'd get this

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=618000

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    I'm also looking to buy a PSU and in another thread I'm looking at this CoolerMaster 430W iGreen 85% efficient for just under £40 and it has PCI-E and 4 SATA connectors: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=462691 What do you guys think of it?

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    You would probably be better off reading one of the 100000000's of threads regarding this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimley View Post
    slightly over your budget but i'd get this

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=618000
    That Seasonic S12 430 ver 2 has gone up in price. Probably not as good value as it used to be IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    I'm also looking to buy a PSU and in another thread I'm looking at this CoolerMaster 430W iGreen 85% efficient for just under £40 and it has PCI-E and 4 SATA connectors: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=462691 What do you guys think of it?
    The CoolerMaster wouldn't be top of my list TBH. Not sure who makes them for CoolerMaster.

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    Look at the other PSU threads and make you mind up

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    i would try to stretch for a corsair - hx520W should be more than sufficient for now and any upgrades, has removable cables, and 5yr warranty.
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