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    PSU's and Mobos

    Feeling like a lil kid between all the topics about building gaming rigs and whatnot

    Anyways, Im on an AGP mobo and I need a better PSU. Is there anything specific I have to look at while shopping for one?

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    Depends really, whats your current(or old) PSU?, and what do you have in your system?

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    Its a 300W (yes I know ) PSU, mobo is Asus A7V333, Geforce 4 MX440 (planning on upgrading it to a 7series), 512MB RAM (PC2700) (gonna order 1Gb tomorrow). Need to know anything else?

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    Hi

    How much are you willing to spend on a new psu?

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    Around 100EUR, can go up to 120 if its necessary

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    Something like a Corsair 520W would be plenty for that system and easily be in your €100 budget, and also gives you a quite a bit of room if you decide to upgrade to more powerful parts at a later date, although even anything above 400W is most likely more than enough.

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    The Corsair 520watt is a very good choice. Its easily in your budget at about £70. If not then try to get psu from a reputable company such as OCZ, Seasonic, Hiper, Coolermaster, Antec, Tagan etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by master811 View Post
    Something like a Corsair 520W would be plenty for that system and easily be in your €100 budget, and also gives you a quite a bit of room if you decide to upgrade to more powerful parts at a later date, although even anything above 400W is most likely more than enough.
    Holy crap, that's way going OTT, anything about 200W is more than enough.
    A Tagan 330W will easily handle that machine for half of the budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Holy crap, that's way going OTT, anything about 200W is more than enough.
    A Tagan 330W will easily handle that machine for half of the budget.
    Well said.
    There was another thread on this recently - Just because someone is willing to spend that much don't mean they must.

    It also leaves more money for next time around, should you need to upgrade it again (by which time, PSU's will probably have another 42pins and 6 new acronyms to go with them)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by master811 View Post
    Something like a Corsair 520W would be plenty for that system and easily be in your €100 budget, and also gives you a quite a bit of room if you decide to upgrade to more powerful parts at a later date, although even anything above 400W is most likely more than enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    The Corsair 520watt is a very good choice. Its easily in your budget at about £70. If not then try to get psu from a reputable company such as OCZ, Seasonic, Hiper, Coolermaster, Antec, Tagan etc
    Thanks, I was looking at that aswell

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Holy crap, that's way going OTT, anything about 200W is more than enough.
    A Tagan 330W will easily handle that machine for half of the budget.
    330W might be enough for now, but I am planning on upgrading my system here and there, and Im pretty sure a 330W wouldnt give enough power

    And thanks everyone for replying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrush View Post
    Thanks, I was looking at that aswell



    330W might be enough for now, but I am planning on upgrading my system here and there, and Im pretty sure a 330W wouldnt give enough power

    And thanks everyone for replying
    i use a enermax noisetaker rated 370w.
    i am running a e2140 @ 3.1ghz and a 8800gts all with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrush View Post
    330W might be enough for now, but I am planning on upgrading my system here and there, and Im pretty sure a 330W wouldnt give enough power

    And thanks everyone for replying
    I'm 100% sure it would, no matter what upgrades you do for an AGP machine.
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    There's is the new 450W Corsair around the £50 mark, seems more in line with the specification mentioned and great quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    The Corsair 520watt is a very good choice. Its easily in your budget at about £70. If not then try to get psu from a reputable company such as OCZ, Seasonic, Hiper, Coolermaster, Antec, Tagan etc
    You dont even know the fellas system specs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Well said.
    There was another thread on this recently - Just because someone is willing to spend that much don't mean they must.

    It also leaves more money for next time around, should you need to upgrade it again (by which time, PSU's will probably have another 42pins and 6 new acronyms to go with them)
    If that was a reference for me IIRC it was a much meatier sytem.
    It was more of a case in the other thread of get what you can for your budget.....there isnt anything wrong with that if the system warrants it.
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