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Hey guys! So my PSU is utter crap, and it ended up killing my GPU and a RAM stick. Apart from the dead components, i'll have to buy a new, reliable PSU. It doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to not murder my half of my pc... so i thought about either a mid range corsair or nox.

Now, i know corsair is good, in fact, maybe one of the best.

NOX, i don't know... I'd hope someone would enlighten me, especially about the NOX Urano II. IF they're decent, i'd prefer to go with those since they're a bit cheaper and have a bit more wattage (at the cost of a bit of 12v Amps) if the wattage is needed, otherwise... I think i'd stick with corsair.

System: 4x 1GB ddr2 Kingston HyperX 1066Mhz
GTX560Ti OR HD6850 (i know there's a big difference in power consumption, i'd like opinion on both if possible)
ECS 780GM-A Black Edition
Amd 5600+ x2 @ 3.0Ghz
1 IDE 7200RPM 250GB
3 RED LED Revoltec 80mm fans
1 RED LED Revoltec 120mm fan


Will the Corsair-CX 430W be sufficient for this system? Will it be borderline with it's needs or have some spare power for future improvements (IE.: CPU)?

Also, are the NOX Urano II PSU's reliable? Would you advise against?



Thank you all for the help, sorry for wasting your time with probably noob questions!
post #2 of 7
Get a better 430w and get the HD6850.
Corsair doesn't make their PSU's
The ones they're highly acclaimed for are made by Seasonic, arguably the best.
That 430w and a few others are not recommended.

Never heard of the Urano and USUALLY odd-branded power supplies are advised against.
Some are really great though

Also, fill in your system specs at usercp>systems'

That processor might bottleneck that graphics card...
Which basically means that the card won't be run at full potential.

I was reading over your other thread and couldn't help but notice you game at a low resolution.
In that case, save yourself ~$70 and get an 5770.
That'll max out just about every game at that resolution.
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Get a better 430w and get the HD6850.
Corsair doesn't make their PSU's
The ones they're highly acclaimed for are made by Seasonic, arguably the best.
That 430w and a few others are not recommended.

Never heard of the Urano and USUALLY odd-branded power supplies are advised against.
Some are really great though

Also, fill in your system specs at usercp>systems'

That processor might bottleneck that graphics card...
Which basically means that the card won't be run at full potential.

I was reading over your other thread and couldn't help but notice you game at a low resolution.
In that case, save yourself ~$70 and get an 5770.
That'll max out just about every game at that resolution.

The corsair and NOX are the only PSU's that are sold around here that are affordable, all others either are LCpower or other very shady brands, or are high wattage and shoot from 80 to 120 €, too expensive. I'm aware that the processor might be a bottleneck (however i did do my research and it doesn't seem that big of a bottleneck), but the 5770, 6850, and 560Ti are all around the same price in most shops around here... So even with a bottleneck it would allow for futureproofing.
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The 6850 is a WAY overkill for your res.
I guess the Corsair would be fine.
Didn't know you didn't live in the US :/
    
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The 6850 is a WAY overkill for your res.
I guess the Corsair would be fine.
Didn't know you didn't live in the US :/
Western europe ^^
Well, overkill isn't always bad, especially for essentially the same prices... And i might one day upgrade the monitor, who knows... I wasn't planning on upgrading my gpu or psu, look where that got me .
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Western europe ^^
Well, overkill isn't always bad, especially for essentially the same prices... And i might one day upgrade the monitor, who knows... I wasn't planning on upgrading my gpu or psu, look where that got me .
Yep, I was planning on upgrading my graphics card and I ended up with a totally new system!
Might want to check out the marketplace
http://www.overclock.net/sale/
    
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Yeah, but i prefer local retailers, some are cheap and the warranty helps a lot ^^

Just found a corsair HX-500W good pricing same shop as the cheapest 6850 so that'd save me some bucks on transport. is there any difference in quality to the 430w one?
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