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As my PSU is slowly dying , i am looking for about 700~800 PSU that is good looking and good quality , and not to noisy .
I am thinking "Powercool 850W 80+ PSU"
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Powercool-750W...item53e6cf6c38
My budget is anything up to 50 £ but i am willing to spend more depending on the looks or capability.
Thank you for your time
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post #2 of 13
Avoid no-name PSU's like the plague!

Get a decent PSU from the likes of Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax or Antec.

It is the MOST important component in your PC. So don't go cheap on a PSU.

Someting like the Corsair TX650 will do you just fine;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product
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post #3 of 13
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Is Powercool really that bad ?
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post #4 of 13
Do you have upgrades planned soon? You don't need anywhere near 700W-800W with what you have. A good ~500W would be plenty as-is.
post #5 of 13
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Well , yes , my Rig is getting major upgrades , Starting of with the PSU to make it future proof ,
I mean , i am planning to get a quad core ,
Very fast drives but not SSd's,
Asus NVIDIA GT 440 Graphics Card - 1GB DX 11
and a full atx motherboard , with a new case + lighting , cooling , 6 gigs of HQ ram .
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post #6 of 13
That still won't need 700W-800W by a longshot. A GeForce GT 440 isn't very power hungry.

Also, PSU "future proofing" is only something that makes sense to a degree. We've seen PSUs change alot in the last few years. We lost the -5V rail, we went from ATX 1.x to ATX 2.x, SATA and PCI Express connectors came, the 20 pin became the 24 pin, the floppy connector went away (or is unused), the CPU 12V pin became EPS12V in alot of cases, etc. Who knows how much they'll have changed eight years from now. Also, regardless of how good it is, you won't realistically want to run the same PSU seven or eight years in your primary PC. So, overkill only extends so far. People think overkill here is good, but that's only true for quality. You can't justify overkill wattage on the grounds you'll get ten years out of it. Headroom is good, but needless excess isn't.

What's the budget for the PSU, and if possible, list the exact parts. Factoring in a future GPU upgrade, I'd still say around 650W will be all you need, and that's the upper end.
post #7 of 13
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Well the budget is around 50 £
"Evo Labs 650W 80+ 80 plus Modular ATX PC PSU"
Doesnt look that bad
Edited by ShadowOfDeath - 4/24/11 at 6:07am
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post #10 of 13
Powercool and Evolabs are generic junk.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/pro45...l-power-supply

A good 450w will be able to handle a rig with an overclocked i7 and a 6950/GTX 560Ti.
Edited by GameBoy - 4/24/11 at 6:49am
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