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    Best PSU for around £75

    I need a new PSU for the current build I am working on and am wondering which PSU is the best value.
    The TX650W Coursair is the one I am leaning most towards at the moment.
    However any other recomendation must have the following:
    8 pin 12v cpu conectors and long power leads to fit an HAF 922 case without any issues I dont really want to go any lower that 600W either.

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    Re: Best PSU for around £75

    List the parts you are using. 650W might be overkill.

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    Re: Best PSU for around £75

    Phemon II 965 BE
    4-6 HDD
    4870
    4 gig ram

    While getting away with less power should be posible with luck a 650w should outlast these parts or give me a lot more chance for expansion in the future.

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    Re: Best PSU for around £75

    I have a TX650W and can vouch for its quality and stability. Awesome PSU especially if you can get it on sale or with rebate. I have these parts:

    - PII X3 720, 4cores@3.7ghz
    - 4gb DDR3
    - HD 5770
    - 1 HDD

    650W PSU is not an overkill, it's a good idea to keep your unit at 50-60% utilization to maximize efficiency and minimize noise and heat.

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    Re: Best PSU for around £75

    a decent branded 550W can run your system no problem a 650W be your sweet spot i suppose.
    This is definitely best PSU you can get for your budget:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...lly-compatible

    If you want Modular then i would say get the new Antec Truepower new 650W which is £81
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...-80plus-Bronze

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    Re: Best PSU for around £75

    Quote Originally Posted by Cichlidash View Post
    Phemon II 965 BE
    4-6 HDD
    4870
    4 gig ram

    While getting away with less power should be posible with luck a 650w should outlast these parts or give me a lot more chance for expansion in the future.
    At load I doubt you will hit 350W. Operating between the 30-60% bands is ideal. With a 5 year warranty I should outlast the rest of your rig!

    I'm running a similarish build with a 550W; I can honestly say its overkill as at load I doubt I am using 275W. It probably idles below the bottom third impacting efficiency. A 450-500 would have done me fine.

    This months custom PC magazine has a 650 W Antec (I think it was) reviewed. They think its great; I can not remember the model number but it may be worth looking into as they seemed really excited.

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