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do you guys think that http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=3229 is good or wood it break straight away, (this is what my computer comes with)
    
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I'd say go for at least 600. You'll want to go for as high as possible in order to futureproof, should you need it.

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do you guys think that http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=3229 is good or wood it break straight away, (this is what my computer comes with)
I think you'd just get through by the skin of your teeth. However, you might want more Molex connectors on a potential PSU.
Edited by Somakitsune - 7/18/11 at 10:04am
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do you guys think that http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=3229 is good or wood it break straight away, (this is what my computer comes with)
Looks too genric for my liking.

Get the XFX P1-450S-XXB9 its a very good psu and it will out live that powersupply.
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do you guys think that http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=3229 is good or wood it break straight away, (this is what my computer comes with)
That PSU is a POS. The 2 12v rails are 12 and 14?!?!? My old 300w outputs more on the 12v rail...
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Put it near the ceiling. That should be enough.
    
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do you guys think that http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=3229 is good or wood it break straight away, (this is what my computer comes with)
Wow, the actual output of that is more likely around 300W, which wouldn't be enough to power your system.
It's probably got more ripple than the Ocean and 2 SATA, 3 MOLEX and no 6-pin PCI-E cables. It aint got enough AMPs to run the rig anyway, but you need two MOLEX for a single 6-pin PCI-E adapter.

I'm with Shub, the XFX 450w Pro is a fantastic performer, has all the connectors you'll need for a single 460 GPU setup, plenty of AMPs and a 5yr warranty and a fantastic price of around £40.


The only reason you'll need more power is with a Dual-GPU setup (SLI or adding a PhysX card), or if you get something like a 580 within 5yrs:-
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html ~(High overclocking is already accounted aswell as all other components you would put in the system and more. That is entire system, not GPU only draw.)

You don't need as much power as you think you need, you just need a quality unit. Don't skimp, for £40-50 you can't go wrong with the XFX Pro units, only thing else that's remotely good in that price range is the OCZ StealthXStream 2 600w, but the XFX is better.

XFX 450w Pro at Amazon for 40.88 with Free Delivery, slightly cheaper than Scan.

For the record, when purchasing computer components, use Aria, Scan, Overclockers.co.uk (not to be confused with Overclock.co.uk), eBuyer, Amazon, DABs or Play. They usually have the most competitive prices. First three usually being the first three I'll go to.

EDIT:- Seriously, the one unit you don't wanna skimp on is the PSU, before coming to OCN and learning more about the components I had little clue about (PSU, all power regulation circuitry etc.) I skimped on PSU's, picking up "600W" and "500W" Generic £20-25 PSU's from Aria and other places, I even had a Trust 420w (25 quid) powering my 8600GT/ Phenom 8450 rig at one point. You know what happened? The Trust caught fire, and blew a hole the size of a pin in the Power lead somehow, which subsequently fried my backup PSU when plugging it into the same lead, the others started making noises after a month and my PC would shut down during gaming etc.
I easily spent just over £100 on cheap PSU's in the space of around two years, I coulda got a great quality unit, with 5-7yr warranty and plenty of juice to cover even a dual 580 setup, for that price, and had change for a Cooler maybe, or a nice Fan Controller?
A cheap PSU can kill your Motherboard, your 2500k, your 460 if it fails in the worst case, even set fire.
Is it worth it for saving 20-30 quid? Good units also come with nice 5yr+ warranty's, what's not to prefer?
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Wow, the actual output of that is more likely around 300W, which wouldn't be enough to power your system.
It's probably got more ripple than the Ocean and 2 SATA, 3 MOLEX and no 6-pin PCI-E cables. It aint got enough AMPs to run the rig anyway, but you need two MOLEX for a single 6-pin PCI-E adapter.

I'm with Shub, the XFX 450w Pro is a fantastic performer, has all the connectors you'll need for a single 460 GPU setup, plenty of AMPs and a 5yr warranty and a fantastic price of around £40.


The only reason you'll need more power is with a Dual-GPU setup (SLI or adding a PhysX card), or if you get something like a 580 within 5yrs:-
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...alculator.html ~(High overclocking is already accounted aswell as all other components you would put in the system and more. That is entire system, not GPU only draw.)

You don't need as much power as you think you need, you just need a quality unit. Don't skimp, for £40-50 you can't go wrong with the XFX Pro units, only thing else that's remotely good in that price range is the OCZ StealthXStream 2 600w, but the XFX is better.

XFX 450w Pro at Amazon for 40.88 with Free Delivery, slightly cheaper than Scan.

For the record, when purchasing computer components, use Aria, Scan, Overclockers.co.uk (not to be confused with Overclock.co.uk), eBuyer, Amazon, DABs or Play. They usually have the most competitive prices. First three usually being the first three I'll go to.

EDIT:- Seriously, the one unit you don't wanna skimp on is the PSU, before coming to OCN and learning more about the components I had little clue about (PSU, all power regulation circuitry etc.) I skimped on PSU's, picking up "600W" and "500W" Generic £20-25 PSU's from Aria and other places, I even had a Trust 420w (25 quid) powering my 8600GT/ Phenom 8450 rig at one point. You know what happened? The Trust caught fire, and blew a hole the size of a pin in the Power lead somehow, which subsequently fried my backup PSU when plugging it into the same lead, the others started making noises after a month and my PC would shut down during gaming etc.
I easily spent just over £100 on cheap PSU's in the space of around two years, I coulda got a great quality unit, with 5-7yr warranty and plenty of juice to cover even a dual 580 setup, for that price, and had change for a Cooler maybe, or a nice Fan Controller?
A cheap PSU can kill your Motherboard, your 2500k, your 460 if it fails in the worst case, even set fire.
Is it worth it for saving 20-30 quid? Good units also come with nice 5yr+ warranty's, what's not to prefer?
wow, thanks for al the info, will definitely look into it,
    
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wow, thanks for al the info, will definitely look into it,
Thank people like Tator Tot, Phaedrus2129, JonnyGuru, Shub and all the great PSU Guru's here at OCN and elsewhere in the world of the Web that enlighten us all.
 
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500 watts is more than enough. That's pretty similar to my build and I have plenty of power to spare.
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Anything over a quality 450-500 watt is complete overkill for single card system.
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Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
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Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
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750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
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Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
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Built-in Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer 
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