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post #1 of 15
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I need some help finding a PSU...

Things I'm looking for:
- Modular
- 500w - 550w (I think)
- Quiet
- Budget priced (<70€ if possible)

After a quick search I came up with these, but I am really a newbie at this...

Silverstone ST50F-P
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550
OCZ ZT550W
OCZ 500MXSP ModXStream Pro

IMPORTANT: It needs to fit in a Fractal Design Core 1000 (m-atx case) I couldn't find any PSU specifications...

My setup:
- 1x HDD
- 1x SSD
- 1x GPU (HD 6850)
- 1x Optical Drive
- m-ATX mobo
- 125w CPU (AMD 955)
- 2x 120mm case fans
- 1x 120mm CPU cooler

(I won't be getting more HDD's or anything)

Any help is appreciated!
post #2 of 15
I personally have a Silverstone ST50F-P, great small PSU, Silverstone also sells a short cable kit for the PSU if you're going into a small case and want less wire clutter. Plus its fully modular which helps smile.gif
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post #3 of 15
You don't need anything close to 500W with those kinds of components.

The Silverstone is not that good, which is far apart from some of the other Strider Plus units.

The Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430W should be under budget. A Straight Power CM E9 is better, but that's probably over 70 euros. Actually, if you're not maxing out the system, the Antec HCG (note: you want the HCG-M, not the normal HCG) should be pretty quiet. It only ramps up starting at 200-250W or so.
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

You don't need anything close to 500W with those kinds of components.
The Silverstone is not that good, which is far apart from some of the other Strider Plus units.
The Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430W should be under budget. A Straight Power CM E9 is better, but that's probably over 70 euros. Actually, if you're not maxing out the system, the Antec HCG (note: you want the HCG-M, not the normal HCG) should be pretty quiet. It only ramps up starting at 200-250W or so.

I see the Be Quiet! is only half modular, do you know if I will be using all the non-modular cables? (Sorry for my noobnes)
And should I be worried about the length of the non-modular cables?

The price is indeed pretty low: http://www.amazon.de/quiet-Pure-Power-L8-CM-430W-Netzteil/dp/B005JRGVAW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345887059&sr=8-1

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post #5 of 15
Not 100% sure but aren't the non modular cables usually the 24 and the 8 pin? If thats the case then you will be using all the non modular. Atleast thats how it was on my corsair hx750
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Not 100% sure but aren't the non modular cables usually the 24 and the 8 pin? If thats the case then you will be using all the non modular. Atleast thats how it was on my corsair hx750
You are correct. smile.gif

@OP, mike's suggestion is good and it's an excellent choice for that system (particularly in regard to value).
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, I don't see a reason not to go with the Be Quiet! then.
Just a couple things to check:

- I will fit my case?
- 430w is enough? Even when buying a newer ATI GPU?


Greetings,
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Edw4rd View Post

Thanks everyone, I don't see a reason not to go with the Be Quiet! then.
Just a couple things to check:
- I will fit my case?
- 430w is enough? Even when buying a newer ATI GPU?
Greetings,

Depends on which card we're talking about. Personally, I'd go with a little higher, just because if I knew I were adding a GPU, I wouldn't want to waste money on also needing another PSU, or possibly cooking my system. As your parts list stands, a solid 430 is more than enough.
    
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post #9 of 15
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Thanks everyone, I don't see a reason not to go with the Be Quiet! then.
Just a couple things to check:
- I will fit my case?
- 430w is enough? Even when buying a newer ATI GPU?
Greetings,
Any current generation single GPU card, with the exception of an overclocked 7970.
post #10 of 15
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@mezmenir

I wouldn't be 'adding' a GPU, but replacing it with a newer.
Not a beastly one, something around 160€ ...

Greetings,
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