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    PSU up to the job ?

    A relative is upgrading so that his rig becomes a C2D E6750 + 8800GTS (only one HDD + 1 DVD drive, nothing flash), will this PSU be up to the job ?...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=241237

    ... 430w should be more than enough for the kits he's installing ?. There's a budget of only £50 and it must be modular and from Scan.

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Cant stress the importance of a decent PSU enough.

    Your choice is ok, but i would really, really reccomend the £14 extra for a corsair HX520w

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Yeah, I prefer the Corsair as well, I don't know if I can get him to spend the extra £14 though but it will be worth it for the fact that after it's built he wont get odd quirks and come running to me
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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerboyce View Post
    Cant stress the importance of a decent PSU enough.

    Your choice is ok, but i would really, really reccomend the £14 extra for a corsair HX520w
    Nothing wrong with Tagan, very good brand. I wouldn't have a problem buying that PSU.

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Nothing wrong with Tagan, very good brand. I wouldn't have a problem buying that PSU.
    I'm comfortable with Tagan as well, it's just is the 430w up to the job ?.
    I'm not fat and I'm not 40

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    It would probably manage it but for the sake of £14 it seems a bit silly...

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    For under £50 get yourself this:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284214
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    This: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=602557

    Both better and cheaper than the Tagan.

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    For under £50 get yourself this:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284214
    or
    This: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=602557

    Both better and cheaper than the Tagan.
    Gotta discount the FSP as it's not modular, I like the Enermax as well but the 400w to run a C2D E6750 + 8800GTS has me worried...
    I'm not fat and I'm not 40

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Antec NeoHE 500w
    £2 +postage over £50
    http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...&prodID=B15979

    Ebuyer have it for £59.59 + free postage
    or the 430w version @ £48.30
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99136

    And before anymore of the Corsiar sugestions come up, guess who makes both the corsair HX and Antec NeoHE

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Pob, good suggestions but it has to be from Scan as placing an order for the whole upgrade from them tonight.
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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Well if it has to come frome scan and you're limited to £50 then it's the 430w tagan or 400w enermax.

    Not sure on the power pull of the 8800GTS :/

    driverheaven had the enermax 400w powering
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    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/...rty/index3.htm

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    Gotta discount the FSP as it's not modular, I like the Enermax as well but the 400w to run a C2D E6750 + 8800GTS has me worried...
    It would be fine.
    http://www.enermax.co.uk/products/ps...00AWT/spec.asp

    Thats enough for that as though specs are VERY good for a 400W PSU.
    Last edited by Blitzen; 22-08-2007 at 03:50 PM.

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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Corsair for the win, thanks for the help guys
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    Re: PSU up to the job ?

    Go with the Corsair

    Tagans are great PSU's, but for the extra 14 smackers, the Corsair is a better buy in this situation
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