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    PSU recommendations...

    I've had my trusty enermax 550W psu with 36A on single 12V rail for about 6 or 7 years which has powered all my computers right up to my current build in sig even though it has no pci-e power connectors. I wont lie.. its daisy chain galore but it works...

    Anyway I recently sold my 4890 and picked up a 4870x2 for pretty much no extra cost and wedged it into my system to see if my PSU could handle it, only to be greeted with the middle finger. The motherboard (ip35-pro) refused to post giving me error code 8.2. - check power supply. Thankfully putting the 4890 back in made everything ok again which I guess means I need a power supply with more juice.

    I've had a look around and read a few reviews and the XFX Core Pro range is what has caught my eye with the 750W coming in at £60 and getting good reviews.

    I know that its a rule not to cheap out on a power supply, but is pretty much my limit.

    Can anyone suggest any alternatives?
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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    I think at that sort of price, that's one of the best your gonna get.

    Saying that, what about the OCZ StealthXStream 700W or the Coolermaster GX 750W?

    I'm not sure how reliable they are but they fit your price range and power supply so it's just some more options, but I think I would go for the XFX if I wasn't worried about it being modular.

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    *logged into wrong account there*

    I have looked at the coolermaster and ocz but word around reviews/forums are that they are of inferior quality than the XFX..

    I was also slightly mislead by google shopping, the 750w XFX is coming in about £68, I can get the 650w variant for less than £60, dont know how significant the extra 750w would be. I hope to have this PSU for as long as my old one has lasted!
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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheKork View Post
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    *logged into wrong account there*
    Lol! I was there thinking 'Is this the same guy? How did he change his name?' lol I would say the 650W is definitely enough to run your system, even with future upgrades along the way.

    (Although I'm no expert so maybe someone with a bit more knowledge should verify this for you)

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    The 650w should be fine, the Core Pro 650w is around £65 the XXX is around £70 but is modular
    The 750w would give you a bit more overhead, the Core Pro 750w is around £70 the Black edition is around £90 but is modular.

    Antec High Current Gamer 620w is around £70

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    I'd have a look at Corsair's line of PSUs. My HX1000 has been performing reliably for two years or so and their models generally get excellent test results everywhere.

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    I don't know if its any good but this 700w ocz PSU is modular for £62.79 delivered @ play.
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/826720...rlrefer=search

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    Re: PSU recommendations...

    And this one could be even better? 750w ocz semi modular but with 4x pci... for £70 delivered @ ebuyer
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/235519

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