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    PSU recommendation for new PC

    I'm looking to power the following:

    - Motherboard (not sure which one yet)
    - Q6600 CPU
    - Graphics card (8800GT/GTS)
    - 2 x WD Raptors (old 74GB ones)
    - 2 x DVD-writers
    - 1 x floppy drive
    - WiFi PCI card
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    - 4GB memory (4 x 1 GB sticks)
    - 4 x 120mm fans (3 case, 1 CPU HSF)

    I've already got a 480W Tagan Whisper PSU from my current system. It's around three years old so i'm not sure if it'll last much longer which is why i'm considering buying a new one.

    The shortlist is:

    - Corsair HX620W
    - Corsair TX650W
    - Corsair TX750W

    The TX range is new whilst the HX is well established and seems to have a lot of positive feedback. I also like the modular nature of the HX which would eliminate cable clutter inside the case. I guess all three of those would be more than sufficient to power the components above and an improvement over my 480W Tagan Whisper.

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    I'd go with the tried and tested HX, just because its tried and tested and you know you are going to be getting a really solid PSU and its really quiet.

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    and it's modular the 520w will run that pc though

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    If your budget can stretch I'd go for the HX620 as it has 2 Pci-e connectors and would be more future proof

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    The 520w has 2x pci-e, the 750w TX has 4!!

    Can always use molex -> pci-e adapters though

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    Yeah - HX520 if you're not going to do SLI/Crossfire. No point in having the 620 - better to spend the extra money on a shinier graphics card, or something.

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    Re: PSU recommendation for new PC

    We've got a hx620 in one of our boxes and it work fine.
    -Ment to get a 520 tho, which im sure would have been fine too.

    Int quietish too which was the sole reason i got it. The cables are a bit messy tho.


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