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Okay, so just 15 minutes ago I got my PC parts in the post. I have:

AMD Phenom II x6 1055T OC'd to 3.8Ghz
Corsair A50 Cooling
Kingston 4GB DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H

I found a midi tower case lying about so I'm going to use it and I don't currently have a GPU for it.

BUT I don't have a PSU yet because I went over budget. I HAVE found a power supply though but I don't know anything about it apart from the fact that it says "Magna" on it and it's 500W.

My question is, would it be fairly safe to use this PSU while I gather enough money to buy a Corsair one?
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Defiantly not a trusted brand, It will do the job, I have a crapy (gray no name) 500Watt psu in a dual core pc that insurance company sent, and thats never had problems. Have psu on the top priority to buy when you get the gpu
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Defiantly not a trusted brand, It will do the job, I have a crapy (gray no name) 500Watt psu in a dual core pc that insurance company sent, and thats never had problems. Have psu on the top priority to buy when you get the gpu
Good advice. I'm going to buy the PSU first, before the GPU. Don't want to risk it.
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A PSU that claims to be 500W, but sells for £13 (lowest price I found just googling it quickly) can only spell disaster. So yeah, don't risk it.
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post #5 of 6
The Magna "500w" is really a 250w unit in disguise.

Avoid it at all costs.
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post #6 of 6
If you have that no name psu already (DO NOT BUY IT) I would use it but, I would not overclock it. In the meantime, I would save you money and buy a better psu. Corsair is awesome. Don't slack off on buying a quality psu.
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