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post #1 of 15
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Hi folks

Basically im using the remnants of my old pc and putting it together with my new one to be built.

Ill be using a i5 2500k coupled with 8gb ram and a gtx 465 1GB GPU...What sort of what am I gonna need for this? I was thinking a half decent 500W PSU would be enough, but I saw phaedrus' calculator and that says like 750W? Seems high to me that...

What do you guys think?

Also budget is a big factor here..hence why Im not gonna be able to go out and buy the £160 AX850 unit I want
post #2 of 15
yup.you only need 500w for that setup.maybe you used the calculator wrong.
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post #3 of 15
You must have misread Phaedrus' thing -- yes, 500W would be more than enough here.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-...ssfire-fan-atx would be perfect.
post #4 of 15
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im a tool...I looked at dual gpu setups.

So a decent 500W PSu should be enough to cover my overclocked gtx 465 and the 2500k...now I just need to know a decent 500W PSU!
post #5 of 15
500 is plenty.
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post #6 of 15
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what do you guys think to this for £65:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...23&subcat=1088

I used a newtruepower psu in my bros pc..still going strong afaik.
post #7 of 15
If you really want 500+W, then look at the XFX 550W or the Antec HCG-520. They're considerably cheaper than the TP-550 and very good.
post #8 of 15
Antec Truepower New's are really good, I'd suggest that one.

The only problem with the TPN line is it is like it isn't modular, and because of that you might as well go with a cheaper non-modular psu, like shub just suggested.
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post #9 of 15
Corsair GS700 if you are on a budget

or wait for the new TX modular to get released if you want budget and modular.
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post #10 of 15
I don't foresee that the TXM line will be "budget" -- if anything it'll probably be more expensive than the existing TX lineup. I'd be excited to see the TXM550 compete with the units mentioned above in terms of cost, but I'm pretty convinced that's not going to happen.
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