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    PSU Reccomendation

    Ok I need a PSU for a system that will run a GTX 260, AMD 770 Triple Core, 2 Hard drives, DVD burner, thats about it really.

    Any good PSUs?

    Been looking at the Corsair 450w VX, would this run my system?
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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Yes. The 450W Corsair should be fine.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Corsair recommend if use their calculator that the VX450w should be enough if you are not overclocking the CPU and/or graphics card.

    If you are overclocking than perhaps one of the following would do:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127861

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...source=froogle

    However I would think that the VX450 should be able to handle a mildly overclocked triple core and graphics card.


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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Would the Corsair 450w beable to run my graphics card, coz nVidia says that you need a PSU that has a amp rating of 36 amps...the Corsair 450w only has 33 amps...HELP.

    Also ive been looking at http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152009...would this be any better?

    And if you have anymore reccomendations please feel free to share..I have a budget of £60.
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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Have a look at the Antec EarthWatts 650W PSU @ £62.34, very good stable PSU with 3x12v rails, it has a very good reputation.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Thanks Hiperviper for your concern, looks like a great PSU. The Antec brand really appeals to me right now because ive been looking to buy an Antec P180 mini.
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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Someone is selling a brand new PSU in the for sale section - I think its an Antec.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey9980 View Post
    Would the Corsair 450w beable to run my graphics card, coz nVidia says that you need a PSU that has a amp rating of 36 amps...the Corsair 450w only has 33 amps...HELP.
    The 36Amps are usually overstated to avoid any complaints if people run their cards on low power supplies. For example, a Q6600, with 3 HDDs, GTX 260 only need 28Amps on 12V rail when all loaded to max (rarely) if no OCing. Compare the TDP in watts of your CPU and divide by 12. that will give you the amps on 12V for CPU. then compare it with the above calculation.

    VX450W is solid PSU, but also consider TX750W just incase you want to upgrade later you wont have to change PSU again should you current one not be sufficient.
    hope that helps

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    If you do get the corsair 450vx, it only has 1 6-pin pcie power cable. If the GTX260 needs 2, you can get an adapter that converts 2 molex to a 6-pin, and the card might come with that adapter.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Antec are really good as far as i am concerned. Had my one in for nearly 2 years now with no problems. If i had to buy another i would definitely buy Antec again.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 1stfret View Post
    Antec are really good as far as i am concerned. Had my one in for nearly 2 years now with no problems. If i had to buy another i would definitely buy Antec again.
    I agree, I got an Antec 'Neo power 480' and it's been in constant use since june 2004, Never had a problem with it.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    You can get a 600W StealthXstream for 54...

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...-3-year-Direct

    I think 500W/600W is probably the best priced at the moment, you would probably pay another 20 to go to 700W. Plus it gives you the extra 50W headroom as comfort that things won't smoke and blow up at any moment.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    I ended up buying this http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?OCZ-M500 for £54 but I cant remember the site it was from.

    Ordered it on saterday so it should come about Wednesday-Thursday.
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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Not heard of that one. Let us know what you think of it.

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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    Will do. It's still not come yet and I won't be able to test it out as im in London for the week.
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    Re: PSU Reccomendation

    I got a Silverstone when it was on offer @ Scan for about £45. It's been rock solid since day one, cannot fault it.

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