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    Yet another which Power Supply post

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking to put together a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz, 4GB Ram, and a Geforce 7300 PCI-E Card. Would a decent 420w Power Supply support this ok?

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    Any decent 300W to 400W PSU would be enough for the setup you are building.

    However on the Scan Today Only webpage is the 500w Silverpower SP-SS-500 for around £41:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    You can get a lower output PSU for a few quid less but the Silverpower is made by Seasonic.

    Since you have enough posts you should able to get free postage from Scan also:

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...tup-guide.html

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...0-07-08-a.html


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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    Easily. Just go for a good brand - e.g. corsair.
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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    Thanks for the advise - I suspected it was to be ok but just wanted to be sure!

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    Silverpower SP-400P2C £31.60 Inc VAT
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...ed-cooling-fan

    Antec Earthwatts 380w (made by seasonic) £36.31 Inc VAT
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/380W-...-Fan-Green-PSU

    That system will very little in the way of power unless you've got some big raid array of 6+ hard drives.
    If you do then I'd look at 450-500w

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    If I was to go for a AMD Athlon II X4 620 / 2.6 GHz processor instead, which requres more power, would the 420w power supply still suffice?

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    It definitely would, although it is a quad core it is a rather low power one at 95W TDP. It'll probably draw around 50W more at most than the E7400 if both were at load so there's nothing to worry about.

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    For comparison I have a Corsair HX450 powering a non-overclocked system. It's not a power hungry system, and I've been very happy with the PSU.
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    Edit:
    PSU cost around £52 on a Scan Today Only offer.
    Last edited by Antagram; 14-02-2010 at 12:57 PM. Reason: Price added

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    Re: Yet another which Power Supply post

    I've got a Corsair HX520W (480W on the 12V rails IIRC) and it powers a overclocked Phenom II X4 955 and an overclocked 5770. Also got 4GB of 1600mhz CL7 RAM and a WD Black 640GB along with 4 3 pin case fans. Never shuts down due to not having enough power.

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