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ok if you read my current build then what psu would you lot recommend for this pc to run under full load my price limit is £50 max but i really maybie want it around £40. i will say it must be around 650w+ because ive tested it on a 650 w psu and my pc sounded drained of all energy and windows took ages to start so plz help.
and if it comes to it should i get a artic blue 850w my plug socket is surge protected
Edited by NeoReaper - 10/15/12 at 11:01am
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post #2 of 38
Just to give you a heads up, a quality 500 watt PSU would be sufficient to run your rig.
post #3 of 38
That's not a 650w system, not close, even with a faildozer.

Antec HCG 520 £55.82 Inc VAT

XFX Pro Series Core Edition 550w £48.66 Inc VAT

FX-4170 = ~200w max?
6870 = ~150w maybe?

Either way, not close to 650w.. or the 550w's I linked for that matter...
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post #4 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hermitmaster View Post

Just to give you a heads up, a quality 500 watt PSU would be sufficient to run your rig.
well can you explain why the pc was drained as in the fans were running slow the bios and the harddrive wasent as fast as it was when used with a 750w
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post #5 of 38
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or even will a artic blue 850w do?
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post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

well can you explain why the pc was drained as in the fans were running slow the bios and the harddrive wasent as fast as it was when used with a 750w
My guess is that it was either a poor quality PSU or you're imagining things.
post #7 of 38
Quote:
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or even will a artic blue 850w do?

Stay away from any 850w PSU that's priced around £25. Don't go cheap on the power supply wink.gif
 
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post #8 of 38
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fine what about a psu around 500w to 600w thats around £40
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post #9 of 38
The XFX Pro Series Core Edition 550w jagz linked to would be plenty for your system.
post #10 of 38
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The XFX Pro Series Core Edition 550w jagz linked to would be plenty for your system.

^^This^^
I'm in the UK too and that XFX PSU is the cheapest, good quality unit available thumb.gif
 
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