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    What PSU?

    Well my friends looking for a new PSU for this pc hes making out of his own or secondhand parts(for a friend). The build is shaping as the following:

    CPU: Intel Pentium D 940
    GPU: 9600GT
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    Now i recommended he look into that 350w Be quiet psu that was on offer at ebuyer but im not sure it would be enough because the cpu has a tdp of 130, gpu has 95w, aaks is probs 10 ad the rest i dont know about so can any give an estimate to what the system would be using and what psu would be suitable? Cheapest possible but reliable!.

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    Re: What PSU?

    Does the 9600GT need a 6 pin connector? I don't think the 350w Be quiet has one.

    I would say a 400- 430W PSU to be safe.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150985
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120376

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    Re: What PSU?

    This 400w Silverpower should do the job:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...ed-cooling-fan

    Silverpower is part of the same company as Tagan.

    If your friend is looking to upgrade the graphics card to something beefier then a Corsair VX450w should do the job:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...PLUS-certified


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    Re: What PSU?

    Corsair VX450w is still a good one, however it's looking a bit pricey now

    Definitely something around 400 watts to be on the safe side.
    Enermax pro82+ 425w http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144083
    OCZ 400W StealthXStream 140mm fan http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152505 (this is the newer version and said to be good)
    The older but still very good FSP Blue Storm II 400w http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W-...-plus-dual-12V

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    Enermax modu82+ 425w http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144086
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