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I would be worried trying to run that gfx card on a 350w power supply. i dont see you utilizing the full power of the card
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OCZ is best value for money as far as I'm aware. I'm only going to have about £200 total to get my graphics card and PSU (and I don't know where I'm going to get ~£60 from for sure yet anyways).

I'm yet to decide for certain how quickly I want to purchase my parts, and as to whether I should save up to buy something better (but I don't want to deliberately bottleneck myself).
ah i did that way back in 09. wanna know what happened?
PSU blew up (sounded like a .22 rifle went off LOL)
GPU blew up (poor ram cooling = FAIL)
Mobo decided not to have working USB ports and couldn't unlock my CPU
case made my stuff overheat (NEVER EVER BUY ANYTHING MADE BY APEVIA! it looks cool when you first get it but after a while it looks UGLY AS BUTT!)

so long story short, DONT BUY CRAPPY STUFF.
you might want to wait a bit if it means getting better stuff. but since your just doing a GPU and PSU buy then the most you want to spend on is a quality PSU that wont blow up in ur face.
look at the corsair TX650v2 or TX750v2. very good PSU's for less than 109 USD. idk how much they go for in the UK tho :/
Antec, NZXT, and Seasonic also make GREAT PSUs. try to look for PSU's with at least 650w.

but the OCZ PSU is actually ok, so it should hold you for a while. good PSU to start off with
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I would be worried trying to run that gfx card on a 350w power supply. i dont see you utilizing the full power of the card
dont worry hes getting a new PSU
    
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You can buy GTX 560Ti!!
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you can look for gigabyte 6870 OC three fans(official called windforce 3x)
long 29cm~
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ah i did that way back in 09. wanna know what happened?
PSU blew up (sounded like a .22 rifle went off LOL)
GPU blew up (poor ram cooling = FAIL)
Mobo decided not to have working USB ports and couldn't unlock my CPU
case made my stuff overheat (NEVER EVER BUY ANYTHING MADE BY APEVIA! it looks cool when you first get it but after a while it looks UGLY AS BUTT!)

so long story short, DONT BUY CRAPPY STUFF.
you might want to wait a bit if it means getting better stuff. but since your just doing a GPU and PSU buy then the most you want to spend on is a quality PSU that wont blow up in ur face.
look at the corsair TX650v2 or TX750v2. very good PSU's for less than 109 USD. idk how much they go for in the UK tho :/
Antec, NZXT, and Seasonic also make GREAT PSUs. try to look for PSU's with at least 650w.

but the OCZ PSU is actually ok, so it should hold you for a while. good PSU to start off with
Ouch, wouldn't mind hearing my PSU go boom - that's all about all it's useful for right now anyways. D:

OCZ seem best value for money for me in the UK, I haven't gone with OCZ for certain though as my brother is able to get some parts fairly cheap so that might include a PSU, a friend of his already got a decent one at a decent price. Either way so long as the PSU is good enough to power my PC without frying it then I'm happy.

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You can buy GTX 560Ti!!
NVIDIA can die in a hole - Their card numbers and names are so misleading.

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you can look for gigabyte 6870 OC three fans(official called windforce 3x)
long 29cm~
Mhh...if it's that long I don't even know if it will fit in my case...though I ain't sure. Got any idea what the cost and spec is like compared to the XFX card? So far as I've seen XFX does decent OC and they are still happy to provide warranty. Though the fans would keep the card cooler and I'm sure that when I get the new card it'll be under load...a lot.
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Humpty Bumpty sat on a-... Yeah you get my point.
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Try novatech.co.uk if you havent already bought your stuff, they're good value and a trusted company (at least by most of the people I know)

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They ain't any cheaper, but it definitely looks more professional, they even provide the option of collecting the product so, looks good...
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They ain't any cheaper, but it definitely looks more professional, they even provide the option of collecting the product so, looks good...
Yeah, I just bought my sig rig from Novatech, but I got my case from Overclockers.co.uk, both were very good, but from what I hear from people I know and the interwebs overclockers isn't as good as novatech when it comes to warranty etc. Also, Overclockers use DPD who are the couriers of Satan
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Going on what was best for value, and the fact that I had some cash with me at the time. I've bought one of the G7 Extreme Series PSUs from Maplin. Now gotta get a new case from xcase.co.uk (bunch of built-in fans and stuff) and finally the graphics card. PSU is a 680W.
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