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    In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    Hey Guys,

    The PSU on my brothers two year old PC has popped this week so hes in the market for a new one. He's kinda on a tight budget so wants something as cheap as possible but what will run all of his components, thats where you guys come in because i have no idea what size he is going to need. At present he has these components in his PC:

    GFX: BFG nVidia Ge-Force GTX 260
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    Processor: Intel core-2-duo E8500 3.16Ghz
    RAM: Corsair XMS2 DDR2 4Gb (2 x 2Gb pair)
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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    Modular: Corsair 450HX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty

    Non-modular: Silverpower SP SS 400 (seasonic OEM)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...2V-6Serial-ATA

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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    I would probably go with the HX450W or this Silverstone 500W modular unit:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...lar-cable-V-10


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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    And a 400W PSU will be powerful enough? (he had an 850W PSU in before).

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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    Only reason you'd need an 850w would be for if you where going sli and a quad core.

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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    A highly overclocked Core i7 920 and a pair of HD5970 cards will run off a decent 800W PSU:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/H...ossFire/2.html


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    Re: In need of a new PSU - What Size should I get?

    What's your budget on the PSU?? If budget isn't really much of an concern then this PSU will do the trick:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...-Certification

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