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Ancient CWT made unit (PSH iirc)... solid choice six-seven years ago.
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Ancient CWT made unit (PSH iirc)... solid choice six-seven years ago.

Typical lol, need a psu but on a budget of £50 - £60 tops
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OCZ ZT 550W can be found for around 50 pounds (at more than a few shops), it's a solid unit and plenty for a 6850 CFX setup on a SandyB platform.
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From new I could grab an OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W but the plug on the back is the wrong orientation for what I need and thats £60 or for £63.16 I could grab the Be Quiet Pure Power 630W

Really I would like to go used though and get more for my money
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The Be Quiet PSUs are very good and cheap over here as they are british. I got the one in my sig for £50 about a year ago.

EDIT: Didn't see you mention them in your post above. Doh.
    
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OCZ ZT 550W can be found for around 50 pounds (at more than a few shops), it's a solid unit and plenty for a 6850 CFX setup on a SandyB platform.

So 550w would be enough?

ZS750's come up cheap all the time but they are not modular :-(

Wondering maybe if I should grab one and make some modular cables myself or grab an old busted psu on ebay thats modular to make it modular
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post #17 of 32
And why exactly would you buy a 750W unit that you don't need when you can get a superior 550W one that's already plenty for your intended setup?
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And why exactly would you buy a 750W unit that you don't need when you can get a superior 550W one that's already plenty for your intended setup?

Price and futureproof I suppose?

For the price of a 550w unit I could get a 750w unit and a faulty 750w modular unit to make a 750w modular supply

But then I suppose if 550w is going to be more than enough I will keep my eyes open and grab something when it comes up
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post #19 of 32
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "future proof"... but when buying a PSU you should aim for higher quality not higher (unneeded) output.. that's the way you'll be getting "more" out of it (longevity wise, electrical performance wise, safety wise, etc).
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I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "future proof"... but when buying a PSU you should aim for higher quality not higher (unneeded) output.. that's the way you'll be getting "more" out of it (longevity wise, electrical performance wise, safety wise, etc).

In that case should I go for the Antec Signature 650??
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