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Im goin to the shop tomorrow to buy some TIM, I think its a good idea to change my 2 year old psu, I fear it will die soon from the heavy load.
Its a 600watt but not one of those top brands so im guessing it provides 400watts max because of the capacitor aging.

I havent had time to update my sig rig yet but these are all the parts:

FX6100 at 4Ghz
HD6850
2x4GB DDR3 1866
3x500GB HDD
1 DVD writer
2x120mm casefans
2x140mm fans on hyper212 heatsink


These are the 500w psu in stock at the store, with the corsair 450w being the cheapest for my budget

http://www.corsair.com/en/builder-series-vs450-450-watt-high-performance-power-supply.html
http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/vs-series-power-supply-units/vs-seriestm-vs550-550-watt-power-supply.html
http://www.cougar-world.com/products/power_supplies/cougar_st.html
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001799
http://www.fsplifestyle.com/series.php?LID=1&SID=89
http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/strike-x/40-strikex/133-strike-x-power-500w
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If you are looking at a new PSU try to find the cheapest one on this list

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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It's not a very good PSU to be honest.
Could you get any of the following?
  • Seasonic X 460
  • Seasonic G-450
  • Seasonic S12II Bronze 430W
  • Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 450W
  • Corsair CX 430W
  • Enermax Triathlor 450W
  • Rosewill Capstone 450W
  • Super Flower Golden Green Pro 450W
  • XFX Core Edition 450W
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

It's not a very good PSU to be honest.
Could you get any of the following?
  • Seasonic X 460
  • Seasonic G-450
  • Seasonic S12II Bronze 430W
  • Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 450W
  • Corsair CX 430W
  • Enermax Triathlor 450W
  • Rosewill Capstone 450W
  • Super Flower Golden Green Pro 450W
  • XFX Core Edition 450W

they dont carry those brands aside from coolermaster. but the one in stock is an 800w model frown.gif
wont the cougar or strike-x be enough
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

they dont carry those brands aside from coolermaster. but the one in stock is an 800w model frown.gif
wont the cougar or strike-x be enough

How about the NZXT HALE 90 550 can you find that one?
Yes i know its a 550 watts unit
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

they dont carry those brands aside from coolermaster. but the one in stock is an 800w model frown.gif
wont the cougar or strike-x be enough
I just picked out some PSUs that I have experience and am familiar with but you can pick any from the list that shilka posted thumb.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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If you're trying to upgrade, Corsair VS is not the way to go. Your old power supply may still be fine. Save money for when you can afford something not as poor as VS.
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