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PSU Requirement for X1800

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Viberious, 18 May 2006.

  1. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    I was thinking about getting an x1800 but after finding out you need a minimum of 450watt and my akasa 400watt is not suitable I was suitably annoyed.

    Can any recommend a reasonably priced PSU that will sort a x1800 minimum.
     
  2. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    Seasonic, Hiper or Tagan :)

    SiriusB
     
  3. luminous

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 373

    Location: Edinburgh

    This week only Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black (CA-009-HP)
    Previously sold for £44.95 +VAT Price: £39.95 (£46.94 Including VAT ).
    I got the blue model and works fine with my x1800xt :)
     
  4. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,160

    Location: Shropshire

    I got the Tagan 420w and it runs my XT Perfectly :)
     
  5. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    Cheers, Managed to get hold of a Hiper 480 from Thor on MM.
     
  6. Topgun

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 952

    Sorry to tell you this but you have just wasted your money on a new PSU. You akasa would be more than adequate. The only reason they recommend 450watts is because some of the cheap psus that come built into atx cases are really poop. They are labeled as 300, 400, 450watt etc when really they have a max sustained load of about 200watts or less. They are just trying to cover their asses.
     
  7. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    Great thanks for the information, just a shame it didn't come before I agreed with Thor for his Hiper. Looks like something else for me to sell.
     
  8. Topgun

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 952

    Sorry mate. I wasnt sure whether to tell you this but it thought you may be able to get out of the sale if thor had other buyers lined up.
     
  9. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    It was posted on the wanted section, I have already sent the paypal value. Not to worry may be able to sell the akasa 400watt later on the MM.

    Thanks for the information, good to know