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    Unhappy Psu <£50

    Yesterday my PSU decided to stop working. (I've tested rig with an old Hiper 530W and got power)

    I need a new PSU capable of powering my system Ideally less than £50.

    I have just took delivery of a GTX460 today from Scan too

    The old Hiper doesn't have enough cables to power all my system. All parts listed <- except I have four SATA HD. I did wonder if the Corsair VX450 would be sufficient or if i need to spend a bit more. rather not as will have no money till the end of the month!
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    Re: Psu <£50

    Well according to the Hexus Review of the 460 1GB version their system only drew 289W whilst playing Crysis, their system specs were:

    CPU Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (3.20GHz, 8MB L3 cache, quad-core, LGA1366 - Turbo Boost on)
    Motherboard ASUS P6X58D Premium
    Memory 6GB Corsair DDR3-1,600 CL9
    Memory timings and speed 9-9-9-24-1T @ DDR3-1,600
    Disk drive(s) Corsair Nova V128 SSD

    Which lets be honest would probably draw AT LEAST as much power as yours given the RAM, CPU and MOBO.

    Essentially the Corsiar VX450W will probably do the job without too much hassle, and there aren;t many better PSUs out there at that Wattage, however if you want some higher rated alternatives theres always these:

    OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU £39


    OCZ StealthXstream II 600W Power Supply £53
    (ok slightly over but worth it for the extra headroom, be quick though, only 3 left)

    Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU £48.99

    They should all run your system fine and are all from reputable brands plus they are all 80+ certified!

    There's also this
    Antec Basiq Power 550W £56 which is modular but not sure if its 80+ certified, however Antec are a well respected PSU brand

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    Re: Psu <£50

    Slightly over budget but actually cheaper than the VX450w (which is £56 now ) HX450w £54 so also modular http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty

    in budget
    Silverstone 500W Strider £43 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...-pin-120mm-Fan
    Silverpower 500 W Green Power (seasonic made) £48 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500w-...2V-6Serial-ATA
    Be Quiet 530w http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190751

    Special note, this one is £10 over budget but for the cost it's one heck of a psu and if you plan to go sli in the feture it'll cope well
    Be Quiet special editon white 600w modular http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

    EDIT:sorry, just noticed you're on a p43 so no sli or crossfire

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    Re: Psu <£50

    EDIT: I see your PSU that died was OCZ so maybe you want to avoid them given your bad experience! The BEQuiet or the Antec I recommended should be fine though or stick with the Corsair if you don't think you'll need the headroom!

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    Re: Psu <£50

    I'd be a little wary of the Antec Basiq range, while they're Antecs, they're also quite definitely budget in nature. Basically they'll be better than a no-brand budget PSU, but I'd personally go for something a little more salubrious if you can afford it

    As others have said, a decent brand 400W - 500W PSU will be ample for your system, and there's a few options around £50...

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    Re: Psu <£50

    I'm rather happy with my own Corsair PSU as well

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    Re: Psu <£50

    Thanks all for the advice.

    I've gone for the Corsair HX450W as it's on Scans today only @ £50.49.

    While I await delivery I'll have plenty of time to strip the rig down and give it an extra good clean

    I actually had thought me old HD4870 had gone, it's 2 year warranty ran out on Saturday would you believe!!
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    Re: Psu <£50

    Quote Originally Posted by hatsumi View Post
    I actually had thought me old HD4870 had gone, it's 2 year warranty ran out on Saturday would you believe!!
    I would completely believe that, yes

    Last time I had something completely die on me it was a laptop, and it went 9 days before the warranty ran out. That one I couldn't believe...

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    Re: Psu <£50

    wow lucky!, normaly they die 9 days after the warranty runs out

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    Re: Psu <£50

    Hmmm....Let's see, people are liking Corsair.....and it's got to be under £50.......and the draw is less than 298W......


    Is it just me, or are people over-looking the Corsair CX400?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W-...-year-warranty

    Stonking budget PSU that I'm running very happily....

    Cheers!

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    Re: Psu <£50

    Oh yes good PSU, however it gets a bit loud when you get to around 300w because the fan is load controlled not temp controlled.
    And warranty is only 3 years

    HX450w is 7 year warranty, modular, correct number of pci-e connectors so you shouldn't have any cross load or power spikes from other molex devices which could cause instability

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    Re: Psu <£50

    Quote Originally Posted by hatsumi View Post
    Thanks all for the advice.

    I've gone for the Corsair HX450W as it's on Scans today only @ £50.49.

    While I await delivery I'll have plenty of time to strip the rig down and give it an extra good clean

    I actually had thought me old HD4870 had gone, it's 2 year warranty ran out on Saturday would you believe!!
    I recently picked up the VX550 for a very similar system to yours, works very well :-)

    I'm 200MHz higher on the CPU with less voltage (3.2GHz@1.35V instead of 3.0GHz@1.375V), and have overclocked my 460 a bit as well (750/1500 at the moment, 1900 on the memory - it'd go higher but I prefer things quiet).

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    Re: Psu <£50

    I have just been fiddling with the clocks and upped the o/c on the q6600 and had the EVGA OC Scanner run for 20 minutes with GPU at 775/1550/1900:



    It's actually a lot quieter than my outgoing HD4870-512, although I was setting the fan manually in that to stop it melting!

    The Corsair PSU is working like a charm. I've the old CM stacker case with the multi PSU widget, guess I can always add another PSU if I ever upgrade mobo etc to support SLi.
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