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Right - i have another thread askign about graphics cards and PSUs, but i just noticed this section and thought i'd get more responses.

Right, so I need a new:

ATX PSU
max £40
at least 2x SATA connectors
at least one PCI-e 6 pin


It will be used to power a reasonably low end rig (See sig) BUT it has to be able to cope with a OC'd Q6600, Loads of fans, LEDs, max 2 HDD, GTX260 absolute max. I reckon 550w ish.

Preferably from either http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx...ffset=0#Paging OR http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...x1y0z1p1s0n0m0

Many Thanks in advance. Thought of Gigabyte Superb 550w, StealthXStream 500w or Hiper 530w.
    
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Both links don't work matey
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post #3 of 36
40 euro ~ 60 USD.
For 60 you could get a corsair 450VX
Or an Antec 500W.

Lmao, that's the british pound.

40 pounds ~ 80 USD
for 80 you could get...
The Corsair 550VX
Maybe the Corsair 650TX, you need to look around
Corsair 520HX
    
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post #4 of 36
not around here everything is more expensive
heres a hiper 530w from ebuyer for £39.70
post #5 of 36
for about £40 you could get a Corsair VX450 or a OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159) for £35
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post #6 of 36
OCZ = bad.
Don't go OCZ.
I don't get why if everything is so expensive in UK, why don't people try to get a friend in the US and ship products to them, and have them ship it to the UK...
    
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post #7 of 36
shipping from the us to the uk would be more expensive than buying here esp on a heavy item like a psu you would be talking about $80-100 just for shipping.
OCZ isnt that bad i used one in project bruised and have had no problems along with a 3 year replacement warranty which means anything goes wrong you get a new psu instead of your psu repaired
post #8 of 36
Nothing under £40 I'd recommend. I'd increase the budget a bit. The rig it needs to power is quite substantial. PSUs like the Hiper 530W (a woefully outdated design) and the OCZ won't cut it. The MINIMUM I'd recommend is the Corsair VX550., but then we're talking £60 if you include shipping.
    
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post #9 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Nothing under £40 I'd recommend. I'd increase the budget a bit. The rig it needs to power is quite substantial. PSUs like the Hiper 530W (a woefully outdated design) and the OCZ won't cut it. The MINIMUM I'd recommend is the Corsair VX550., but then we're talking £60 if you include shipping.
QFT. As i said in the other thread desertmonk, a PSU is something you should not go cheap on.

Also are OCZ still a crap manufacturer? I would have figured now being owned by PC Power and Cooling their quality would have improved somewhat.
post #10 of 36
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TRY THIS:


http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx...ffset=0#Paging


AND THIS:


http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...x1y0z1p1s0n0m0


Yes £40 = $80... but UK electronics have a big markup, so its more like...

£40 = $60


SO, no to OCZ, yes to cosair, antec etc.

WHAT DOES ANYONE THINK OF THE TWO I MENTIONED: Gigabyte Superb 550w, Hiper 530w?



EDIT: Sorry voice, i Didn't realise £40 was considered cheap... hmm maybe i should view this PSU as an investment... rather than a cheap upgrade so i can buy a more powerful GFX card.

DOUBLE EDIT: I've found the VX550 & postage for £59, which is fine. Are thermaltake PSUs any good? or is it down literally to the price, not the manufacturer? (this http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?TT-W0101 )
Edited by desertmonk - 6/4/08 at 3:03pm
    
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