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    Advice on current hardware

    Hello guys,

    Ok, in brief I would welcome some advice about my hardware (*imagines people slapping their heads with their hands*)

    My concern lies with my PSU a 425w HiperPower HPU-4S425 which was inexpensive and I would like to buy a graphics card and a new PSU.

    My requirements are:

    - A Nvidia HDCP 1080p capable card and weak gaming needs (*insert sarcastic chrysis noob joke here*)

    - A PSU that is a capable, tested and will suffice for extra hardware in the future.

    In greater detail, I plan my computer to be a hd/media machine so I will be looking for a PSU that will be powerful enough for an extra Sata Blu-ray drive and a better mobo (likely a p45 gigabyte or p5q series 775 socket) and I am an interested in playing games in the furture.

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    For reference (my first built computer):
    Antec 300
    AC-ALP-7P Alpine 7 Pro (Artic Cooling)
    425w HiperPower HPU-4S425
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    1 SATA LG DVD disc writer/reader
    1 SATA Samsung F1 one TB
    Asus P5KPL-AM

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    A 9600GT would run fine with your PSU.

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    thanks was looking at a 9600gt.
    more advice apreciated.

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    I would look at getting this HD4830:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159710

    It has low idle power consumption for an HD4830 and has got excellent reviews:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...re,2098-4.html

    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1415

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/641/1

    http://www.pro-clockers.com/reviews/?id=127

    http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/g...hd-4830-512mb/

    This is a faster card in games than a 9600GT and is better for media use too.

    The Corsair VX450w is a solid PSU for the price:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131052


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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    Second the vx450, it is a great solid PSU and is running my 4870 at the moment. It's silent and has given me no issues whatsoever.

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    that is very helpful guys, big thanks!
    i deciding between this and a ocz psu
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159

    I am unsure both look great but I am no expert... again which one ?

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    Re: Advice on current hardware

    Sorry can't help you choose between those two, but if you're happy to pre-order you could go for this: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty
    Comes out at the same price as the vx450 but might be better since I think it has more connectors and is modular.
    Sure it will be a rock-solid PSU too, and apparently it's made by seasonic just like the vx450.

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