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    Recommendations On New PSU

    Hey all, i'll cut straight to the chase... the 360w cheitec psu i got with my case isnt cutting it anymore. Rails are all over the place and its not giving my devices enough power. Soo time to upgrade. BUT i have near-future upgrades in mind, one being a GF6800 ultra, and another HDD. I've read here that the GPU needs a high power PSU, plus, 4 HDD's, a DVD-R/RW, CD-R and 4 LED case fans are gonna need a lot of juice. Soo i have been looking at Antec's offerings atm, the Truepower 430w, Truepower 550w, and TrueControl 550w. Also, may go for another HDD too, so althogether it could well end up like this:-

    GeForce 6800 Ultra
    5 HDD's
    4 LED Case Fans
    DVD-R
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    Neons/Cathodes
    HDD

    Those power supplies above can provide enough juice, but can any others for cheaper? Im not skimping, just dont fancy paying 90 quid for a PSU when i could get a cheaper one which does the job fine.

    Any input greatly appreiciated.

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    Very nice, and £40 cheaper! Thanks a lot

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    I'l second that awesome psu. I have the 450w and its well worth it

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    yet another vote for the CWT 550. mate got one 1 month ago and it runs very well, also is pretty quiet when your not doing anything too intensive.
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    Tagan 480W PSU easy

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    I used to love my enermax 550 before I went shuttle - not cheap tho
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    I've got a 350w Enermax, fantastic PSU, rock stable and quiet too. They make a 550w version that is definately worth a look.
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