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    Pick me a PSU

    I'm looking for a PSU for this new build:

    CPU: Core i7 920 - I hope to overclock this to about 3.3/3.4GHz at stock voltage.
    Mobo: Asus P6T SE - cheap for an X58 board, still has plenty of features.
    RAM: 3GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz RAM - cheap, and 6GB would be pointless for me.
    Cooler: Akasa Nero LGA 1366 - cheap, and bit-tech says good.
    Case: Antec Three Hundred - cheap, and I believe easy to install with great cooling.
    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4890 - HAWX, price, Stormrise and DX10.1 put this above the GTX 275 for me.
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB - recommended by CPC, and looks to be great value.
    Optical Drive: That cheap LG one...
    Monitor: 22" Samsung T220 - reviews say it's good, and it's fairly cheap.
    OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bit - I know some may gawp at this, but I have my reasons.

    I need a PSU for this lot, hopefully under £70. Should be from SCAN, but I can buy from elsewhere if necessary, and preferably modular, although I will willingly buy a non-modular PSU if it's worth it.

    I don't expect to add more hard drives, possibly an X-Fi soundcard, and even another 4890, but that seems very unlikely, I will probably buy a good DX11 GPU instead.

    Any other opinions on this setup would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    heres one that is a little over ur budget that shud do well
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/520W-...-year-warranty

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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    There is a 625W Enermax PRO82+ for around £75 on Scan Today Only:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    It is not a modular PSU though.


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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    hmm, both look good, but I can't buy today. If the Enermax one was around £80 normally I may be tempted to go with that, I guess a few cable ties would sort out loose cables, right?

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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    I would get a corsair hx620W or hx800, as these are the best in their price range.

    a little out of your range, but dont forget its probably the most important part of your PC - and considering your hardware, you really ought to get something like this.
    Intel q6600 3.6ghz
    Asus P5K-Deluxe WiFi
    4Gb OCZ ReaperX at 1000Mhz
    768Mb BFG 8800GTX
    2xWD1001FALS in RAID0
    Dtek Fuzion / 2xPA120.2 / DDC01Ultra+PetrasTech top / EK 8800GTX FC Block
    Audigy 2ZS
    Thermaltake Mozart TX

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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    I have the HX520w myself although the Enermax PSUs look even better IMHO. Also IIRC Enermax have a UK based RMA too.


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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    The Corsair PSUs are undeniably good, but pricey. I noticed 2 PSUs that are pretty close to my budget and pack a fair amount of power. The Coolermaster Silent Pro M 600W PSU and the 650W NorthQ Black Magic Flex PSU. Are either of these any good? They are trusted branded and cheap, but I wonder do they lack anything?

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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    I considered the exact same two PSUs when I was PSU shopping. I seem to remember finding out that the NorthQ black magic 650 is made by a cheapo OEM and hence had some poor reviews - can't remember where I'm afraid but some quick googling should probably do the trick. I settled on the Coolermaster Silent Pro 600 and it's been brilliant for me - great value for money in my opinion
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    Re: Pick me a PSU

    Ok thanks, looks like I'll be taking the Coolermaster

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