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Can anyone recommend a PSU?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Turtles, 11 Feb 2008.

  1. Turtles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2008

    Posts: 1,362

    Location: Edinburgh

    Can anyone recommend a PSU for gaming.
    It's going to be used in this set-up:

    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2
    Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient SLACR 95W Edition" 2.40GHz
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache

    Mobo hasn't been decided yet, and I'm also going to stick in Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It needs to be 600w minimum and be able to fit in a standard sized case.

    Price-wise it needs to be £60ish.

    Also I didn't see a PSU section so I put this thread in here, sorry if it's the wrong place.

    Any help much appreciated :)
     
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  2. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

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    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    You won't go far wrong with either a Corsair or Seasonic unit.
     
  3. Cupra

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

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    Location: Teesside

    for 60 bones get the ocz tbh
     
  4. OLDPHART

    Soldato

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    Location: n/east-the toon

    Corsair
     
  5. Cupra

    Sgarrista

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    i cant fathom all the corsair lovers, loads of there psu's went bang and every cable that has to be plugged in takes 10 mins of fiddling cos of there crap cables that are wide and cant be bent to be hidden. i had one for a year the only good thing was silence and my solverstone is quieter tbh
     
  6. MumboJumbo

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    when did loads go bang? Ive heard more tagans, antecs, hipers etc go bang then corsair. They are by far the best in the price range.

    Get the 520w corsair, or if you on a tight budget the 450w. The 450w will not come with modular cables though which means they are always attached to the psu and you cant take them out.
     
  7. Happy

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2008

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    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    Go for the HX520, been rock stable for me for over a year:D
     
  8. shaffaaf27

    Soldato

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    Location: London

  9. MumboJumbo

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    Only 26 amps isn't alot considering the corsair has 54a (18 on 3 rails) i beleive? May as well get the best you can for your money. As far as im conserned however seasonic are the best i thinks anyway.
     
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  10. C4EVA

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    Corsair 520W HX Series Modular PSU ATX EPS12V whisper quiet 5 year warranty

    £58 Inc VAT

    You aint gonna find a better PSU for the money imho.
     
  11. Foehammer2003

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Apr 2006

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    Location: Arms reach from mouse

    Personally i have never been happier (with a power supply) than when i purchased my OCZ 700W, although the Corsair seem nice too

    /sitting on fence :D
     
  12. nathbooth

    Associate

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    Location: Boston Lincs/Stafford

    620Watt corsair!
     
  13. DavidB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jul 2007

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    They have a reputation for being very hit and miss, some are perfect, some sound like a fighterjet.
    We've suggested them to so many people on the forums that there was bound to be a few go wrong. I agree with you ( to an extent) on the cables though, not the best braiding in the world, but everything else reeks of quality.
     
  14. nathbooth

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    Ideally i would love to see tagan modular quality cables on the corsairs but hey you cant have everything. i agree with davidb some will go wrong but most are solid as a rock and super quiet but that should be expected really as there made by seasonic.
     
  15. p4radox

    Capodecina

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    Location: Prague

    I can't remember the last time anyone needed, or was recommended anything other than a Corsair HX. By all accounts they're pretty much the obvious choice for most people.:)
     
  16. CrimsonAvenger

    Wise Guy

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    Whats the diff between the HX and VX PSUs please ?
     
  17. JAzz

    Mobster

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    I think the HX has three separate 12v rails whereas the VX has one big one.
     
  18. CrimsonAvenger

    Wise Guy

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    cheers :)
     
  19. shaffaaf27

    Soldato

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    damn double post :mad: NINJA EDIT :cool:
     
  20. shaffaaf27

    Soldato

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    actually the VX has a medium sizer 12v rail, where as the TX has the UBER sizer rail. liekt he TX750 has a 60A on the 12V rail