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post #1 of 20
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Hi all,

Right, I brought the following psu:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/780w-g7-atx-psu-393044

Is it any good? I know it's not a named brand like Corsair or anyone smile.gif
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post #2 of 20
Based on price, wattage and looks, I'd say it's probably a generic unit that can't do more than 400-450W, but what I'd like to see is a picture of the sticker on its side.
post #3 of 20
it is a generic psu, but I'm sure it can pull at least 550w. You can tell if it's quality stuff by its weight. So when it comes in; take a picture of the sticker on the side, and weigh it.
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post #4 of 20
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Already in, been running it for about a month now, no issues, just a friend of mine said it was cheap for a reason (he thinks its crap, and might cause issues when I upgrade to sb)
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post #5 of 20
Cheap PSUs often tend to be... cheap. Often full of low quality components that either provide dirty power, unstable power, or just die. Never heard of this brand and the price suggests that it isn't any quality rebranded unit.

Also the spec sheet suggests that it has 26A on the 3.3V 28A on the 5V and 18A on each 12V rail... yikes. I'd be a bit worried about crossloading issues. Overall it's a risky PSU unless some information comes along to surprise us all.
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post #6 of 20
Oh you definitely don't want to use this psu with SB... and anyway, what's wrong with your system now that you need to upgrade to SB? You will be able to play BF3 with no problems on your current rig. How is the weight on the psu though? is it light, medium , or somewhat heavy? My psu probably weighs around 7-8 pounds or about 3.3kg
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post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth2o;12816522 
Oh you definitely don't want to use this psu with SB... and anyway, what's wrong with your system now that you need to upgrade to SB? You will be able to play BF3 with no problems on your current rig. How is the weight on the psu though? is it light, medium , or somewhat heavy? My psu probably weighs around 7-8 pounds or about 3.3kg

Because my current CPU is bottlenecking my GPU, need a quad and the i5 2600k is the best one to go for atm. So if I really have to upgrade my PSU (really dont want to be shelling out more notes) what would be enougth to power my sig rig with an asus p8p67 pro and i5 2600k instaed of the amd cpu?
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armand;12816624 
Because my current CPU is bottlenecking my GPU, need a quad and the i5 2600k is the best one to go for atm. So if I really have to upgrade my PSU (really dont want to be shelling out more notes) what would be enougth to power my sig rig with an asus p8p67 pro and i5 2600k instaed of the amd cpu?

You mean i5 2500k I think?

You could technically get away with a 400Watt PSU with your rig and SB assuming a moderate overclock. For extreme overclocking a 500Watt would be safest.

Can look at an Antec NeoEco or EarthWatts as quality PSUs that come at a reasonable price point.

P.S. have you tried unlocking your 555? Many chips unlock to 4-cores. Good way to save some $$ there.
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post #10 of 20
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Yes I did mean 2500k lol And yes I have tried unlocking the other 2 cores on my cpu (no joy frown.gif)

Just checked http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine with a bit of expansion in mind in the future, and it's reporting back a 600w PSU is recomended.

Is this one any good? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-046-OC
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