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    Haro!

    Im going to build a pc during the christmas hols...

    Im going to get:

    Mobo = asus p6t x58

    CPU = core i7 920

    G-card = sapp 5850

    RAm = OCZ 3x1 gb

    hdd = 1tb dont really care what brand

    and a badass looking raidmax or nzxt case...

    now what psu shud i get? i mite be thinking of cfing the gcard in a half or full years time

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    Corsair or Enermax are the safe bets in my experience.

    Corsair HX-750W and 850W are Gold certified for efficiency and should have enough power.

    (By the way, I would recommend Samsung F3 for the hard drive, brand does matter! )

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    Also, why not get 6gb RAM ? The difference in price isn't that much.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    A decent 500W to 600W PSU will be more than enough for the job unless you going for a Crossfire setup. You do realise that an HD4890 has higher power consumption than an HD5850 and even the HD4870 1GB probably also has higher power consumption than an HD5850 too.


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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Also, why not get 6gb RAM ? The difference in price isn't that much.
    umm for that brand 6 gb was almost double price from where im getting it from...

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    850w enermax

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jellyjosh View Post
    umm for that brand 6 gb was almost double price from where im getting it from...
    If you're spending that much on a system, the increase to 6GB RAM really shouldn't be a problem.

    It would be a major weakpoint on that rig in my eyes.

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    Ok boys change of plan heres the new list

    1. gigabyte 1156 socket ud3 mobo

    2. core i7 860

    3. corsair 2x2gb ddr3

    4. raidmax sumfing or other case. full tower

    5. 1 tb hdd

    6. Radeon 5850

    um ye since 5850 and new lynnfield i7 860 uses less power than the old i7 and most of the 48** series.. dya think a good 500 w psu is enuff?

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    A good 500w would be enough for ether, the emphasis on GOOD, you're looking at around £60
    If you want to add in a 2nd graphics card later then your looking at 700w to be safe.

    safe bet brands are
    Corsair, enermax, be quiet, seasonic, Antec (not the basiq)

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    Re: What PSU shud i get for system i am building?!?!

    I just got the big brother of this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/550W-...-80plus-Bronze

    Semi-Modular system is really sensible, all the cables you will most likely use (2 x PCI-E, 1 x 3 plug SATA, 1 x 4 plug molex and mobo connectors) are all hard wired and it comes with 4 additional ports to connect more sata/molex/PCI-E should you need them. It has rock solid voltages + its very quiet so it definately gets my vote

    It is a little more pricey than a completely non-modular PSU such as
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/550w-...anty-see-specs
    or
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...ready!-24-740C

    I would avoid silverstone and coolermaster as the fans they use tend to be a bit on the noisey side

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...500SXS-UK.html
    is what i usually recomend to people who want to save some cash

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