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post #1 of 8
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Ok i'm currently debating whether to order these games
item qty
Stronghold 2 Deluxe
@ £17.99 Delivered 1
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
@ £24.99 Delivered 1
Battlefield 2
@ £27.99 Delivered 1
Battlefield 2: Special Forces (Expansion Pack)
@ £14.99 Delivered 1
Rome: Total War
@ £9.99 Delivered 1
Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (Expansion Pack)
@ £14.99 Delivered 1
Civilization IV
@ £17.49 Delivered 1

Total: £128.43

or either the Enermax Noisetaker 485W EG495AX-VE(G) SFMA ATX2.0 PSU (CA-007-EN) on offer for £45.95+Vat or the Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Blue (CA-006-HP) @ 54.95+VAT and i can't decide which i should be getting or if should get the PSU & some of the games or just spend the extra and get it all what do you guys reckon ?
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post #2 of 8
thats an odd question, games or psu. im no expert but as long as your psu is working and it doesnt have voltage drops / spikes.... i would imagine games would be the choice... i have yet to see anyone post anything like this before though, im curiuos to see what other responses you get
 
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post #3 of 8
You built the computer to play games right

Id go for the games unless your current psu just isnt cuting it.
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post #4 of 8
It totally depend's on what you want to do, personally i would get the PSU because i have a :turd: PSU.
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post #5 of 8
Depends, are you overclocking? if yes then a good PSU is essential, the hiper has got pretty good reviews. Though if not get the games.
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post #6 of 8
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Well this is the whole problem i don't know if my current PSU can cope with the new stuff i'm getting and i'm still waiting to get a response of someone telling me 100% either way that will/not work in which case i'll have to get a PSU but this is just incase i decide to order before i get a response on the PSU and order a new PSU just to be on the safe side! I know it's a weird question to ask but i've had no sleep and been up all night waiting for a reply telling me whether or not my current will work the new gfx card & mobo i'm getting
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post #7 of 8
Well, how big is the PSU you currently have?
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post #8 of 8
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Ended up buying an Enermax & getting BF2 + the expansion & Rome Total War cos i didn't want to overspend on my christmas present budget
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Seagate Barracdua 2TB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 400GB SATA-II 16MB Cache Samsung SH-S203NBEBN 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phanteks PH14TC-PE_BL Cooler Master 200mm Cooler Master 120mm Cooler Master 140mm 
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Bitfenix Recon Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HDBL Logitech G15 
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Cooler Master V700 Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Logitech G500s Aula 
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