OKis - I'm going to try a new PSU before I play around with the 3800. Reason being that removing a TRUE heatsink is a bit more hassle than what I have planned
I'm on good terms with an etailer - CCLonline. Frankly their tech support have been frickin awesome and have pointed out that if I order a PSU and return it in a resaleable condition within 7 days they'll give me a full refund. Can't praise these guys enough, they really are the most helpful tech support/sales people I've ever dealt with.
Anyway, I've got a budget of Â£90 (a little more won't mean the end of the world) and I'd like to choose a PSU from:
So, what do you guys think? Ideally I'd like it to:
* Support a 4870
* Support a Phenom
* Support 3 SATA II drives
* Be able to support another 4870 should the money become available
Now, I'm not sure if modular supplies have issues with cabling voltage/charge/whatever but it'd sure help tidy up my case. I can cope without it but it'd be a nice bonus. I'm not sure if single or multi rail is the best for my current rig. Thoughts?
I intend to overclock the living crap out of the Phenom once I can get the damned thing stable, so nice clean current would be good.
Which one would you recommend? I was looking at the CoolerMaster PSU. Can it support a pair of 4870s while driving a Phenom? Is the voltage etc. nice and clean on it or do the modular connections mess it all up?
Hmm. Will 4870 require an 8 pin PCI-E?