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Hey Everyone,

Just recently my PSU has been acting up, Dying under even the slightest of stress/Overclcok and my Student Grant has just been paid. So, I thought the best way to spend it was on a new PSU that can handle my current system and future upgrades.

Current Specifications:
CPU - i3 540 @ 3.07GHz.
Mobo - Gigabyte H55M -ED55
RAM - 6GB Mushkin @1333MHz
HDD - 2TB Seagate
GPU - GTX 560Ti
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Future Upgrade(s):
CPU - IvyBridge 3570K
Mobo -AsRock Extreme7 Gen3
RAM - 16GB Mushkin Redline Ridgeback @ 1866MHz
HDD - 2TB Seagate
SSD - OCZ Agility 3 120GB
GPU - GTX 580 (And Maybe SLI of Them, Not Sure Which model I would get)

I'm not so good with PSUs but I would think I need a 1KW Mod?
So, Can anyone recommend a good PSU for me.

Thanks,
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If you get the bottom system with 2 580s you would need about 800W, but thats using current SB chips since IB isn't out yet (although its supposed to be more power efficient). With the top system you will be using about 425W. Pretty large difference.

Everyone will undoubtedly come in recommending Corsair and Seasonic PSUs, but if you run Pheadrus' PSU Calc, it gives a list of PSUs from the recommended list at the bottom that fit the power requirements, meaning they are good quality and got good ratings.
    
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a good 850 is fine whats you budget and where you buying from?
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Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post

If you get the bottom system with 2 580s you would need about 800W, but thats using current SB chips since IB isn't out yet (although its supposed to be more power efficient). With the top system you will be using about 425W. Pretty large difference.
Everyone will undoubtedly come in recommending Corsair and Seasonic PSUs, but if you run Pheadrus' PSU Calc, it gives a list of PSUs from the recommended list at the bottom that fit the power requirements, meaning they are good quality and got good ratings.

Alright then I shall use the Calc to give me an estimate.

Also, will a 800W be enough aswell for Overclock of the CPU and GPU?
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a good 850 is fine whats you budget and where you buying from?

I'm buying from the UK. but, If you mean by supplier i'm not bothered.
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Couldn't use the Calc you suggested mad0314. However, I used another one through a browser and estimated around 850W PSU which seems right. I have a few questions aswell:
1) Which brand(s) of PSU you(Anyone) recommend in purchasing?
2) What is the difference between a Modular and Non-Modular PSU?
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Originally Posted by Apridding View Post

Couldn't use the Calc you suggested mad0314. However, I used another one through a browser and estimated around 850W PSU which seems right. I have a few questions aswell:
1) Which brand(s) of PSU you(Anyone) recommend in purchasing?
2) What is the difference between a Modular and Non-Modular PSU?

1.) Corsair and seasonic are one of my personal favorites. They offer reliable products and have great customer service, especially corsair. Another brands to consider are Silverstone, though they are not that big compared to corsair.
2.) modular means that the cables are detachable from the psu. There some some "semi-modelar" ones where the standard 24pin atx, 8pin cpu power, and maybe a few others cables are non detachable.

Modular, imo, offer no benefits other than cable management and aesthetics.

the corsair 850ax or seasonic x860 is a great route to take, though they are fairly expensive. They are both gold rated and fully modular

best of luck OP !
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1.) Corsair and seasonic are one of my personal favorites. They offer reliable products and have great customer service, especially corsair. Another brands to consider are Silverstone, though they are not that big compared to corsair.
2.) modular means that the cables are detachable from the psu. There some some "semi-modelar" ones where the standard 24pin atx, 8pin cpu power, and maybe a few others cables are non detachable.
Modular, imo, offer no benefits other than cable management and aesthetics.
the corsair 850ax or seasonic x860 is a great route to take, though they are fairly expensive. They are both gold rated and fully modular
best of luck OP !

Ok Then I think I will take a look at the ones you suggested and some other Corsair ones. As for the Modular if I can find one at the same price as a Non-modular one then I may just purchase(I Like my Cables Managed Well)

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Ok Then I think I will take a look at the ones you suggested and some other Corsair ones. As for the Modular if I can find one at the same price as a Non-modular one then I may just purchase(I Like my Cables Managed Well)
Thanks (:

Sure thing. Let me know how it goes bud!
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Ok Then I think I will take a look at the ones you suggested and some other Corsair ones. As for the Modular if I can find one at the same price as a Non-modular one then I may just purchase(I Like my Cables Managed Well)
Thanks (:

Here you go:
OCZ ZX 850W @ 110£, excellent Gold platform from GreatWall, fully modular, excellent price.
XFX Black Edition 850W @ 100£, Seasonic M12D internally, excellent Silver platform(will return Gold at 230v), modular, excellent price.
Silver Power SS-850M @ 98£, same internals as the XFX above, excellent Seasonic Silver unit(modular) at an excellent price.
Thermaltake XT 875W @ 90£, CWT DSG inside(will also return Gold at 230v), high end platform at a mainstream price, modular, great deal.

^the above units are more or less the best deals you'll find at the moment(for the output range you're eyeing), all are very good choices.
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Some good choices there, i myself am looking to upgrade and was looking at the bronze cert ones but i dunno now, i might get one of them listed there.
My PSU is giving me BSOD at an oc anything over 4.6, well tahts what i think anyway since it only has 450 watts on the 12v rail and the psu's listed there seem to be future proof.
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