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LOL still not happy about the PSU... Hiper makes nice PSUs, but they're not that powerful.

Check here: http://www.hipergroup.com/English/pr...hpu-4k530.html

The max load on the 12V rails is listed as 336W, which is 28A. This is a bit low for my taste (note: the 580W version of the Hiper only delivers 2A more).

At stock, you'll need 6.5A for the CPU, and overclocked to 3.0GHz (1.4V) you'll need 10A for the CPU alone. You'll roughly need another 10A for that X1950XT (at stock!) and a bit more if you overclock it. That's 20A for just the CPU and the video card alone! That leaves 8A for all other parts. It's a bit tight for my taste.

My recommendations:
500W Silverstone SST-ST50EF £63.40 Inc VAT with a healthy 35A on the 12V rails.

I would recommend to choose the X1800XT over the X1950XT and save some money for the extra power you'll need.
Okay, £63.40 ON A FRIGGIN' PSU?!?!?! I'm going to get that Hyper one, as the reviews say that it is a very reliable PSU. It has a 3 year "No quibble" warranty.
    
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C'mon. I was gonna go with a crap PSU, like a generic £2 one. That would have saved me LOADS.
    
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C'mon. I was gonna go with a crap PSU, like a generic £2 one. That would have saved me LOADS.
If you do that I will have to kill you........................

Sorry - Dont ever buy a generic PSU, I found out the hard way.

I had a cheap £15 500W PSU and it had a power surge............Everything FRIED!

Get the Hiper 580W Type R - They are reliable and look great!
    
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Err.. in the UK the X1800XT is pretty affordable, and it's a better performer than the X1950PRO.
Lol. So you telling me the one thing that I REALLY wanted is cheaper in the UK than the US? That's just hilarious.
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Do not cheap out on the PSU, get the silverstone Chozart mentioned
    
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If he gives me £20 I'll get it, otherwise I'm going to get myself a surge protected extention cord and a generic £15 PSU. I had one of them before on my old P4 system for 11 months, and it worked perfectly, even letting me overclock my cpu (on air!!!) to 4.85Ghz (P4 530J, don't ask. It got to post and died though).
    
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If he gives me £20 I'll get it, otherwise I'm going to get myself a surge protected extention cord and a generic £15 PSU. I had one of them before on my old P4 system for 11 months, and it worked perfectly, even letting me overclock my cpu (on air!!!) to 4.85Ghz (P4 530J, don't ask. It got to post and died though).
Just use the money saved from dropping down to the E6300 for the silverstone
    
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Just use the money saved from dropping down to the E6300 for the silverstone
But what is the point of spending so damn much on a power supply. It would just be better to have it connected up to my mouth. I generate so much energy talking, I could power a small town.
    
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But what is the point of spending so damn much on a power supply. It would just be better to have it connected up to my mouth. I generate so much energy talking, I could power a small town.
Just buy it :swearing:

You'll be sorry when the generic you buy goes out taking everything with it..
    
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My bad, I'm not really into Intel boards and I was considering going C2D also until I couldn't find a crossfire board with full 2 x 16 PCI-e for around €140 which AMD does offer.
For current cards, the full 2 x 16 PCI-e slots don't matter. I bought a cheaper Crossfire board while waiting for the DFI RD600 board, which should be out by the end of the month... then we'll have fun

£63.40 is still cheap for a PSU Mine costed like $150, which is the minimum I'd probably spend on a good PSU.

Again, the hiper 530W is not bad.... it just is not powerful enough for your rig as I calculated in my example. At stock, it'll be fine, but once you start overclocking, then you'll probably overload that thing.
    
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