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March 30, 2013 5:53:25 AM

hi i got a psu choice from pc world

is this ok?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/atrix-base-ax-450b-atx-ps...


can anyone recommend ?

my pc i5 3570
gtx 670
1tb
8gbram

thanks

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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 6:04:56 AM

Dont buy that psu, you want something that is 80 plus certified. And it is safer to go with more reputable brands such as Corsair / Seasonic / Antec / XFX
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March 30, 2013 6:09:50 AM

please suggest one not too expensive from pc world only.
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 6:11:01 AM

tenaciousk said:
Dont by that psu, you want something that is 80 plus certified. And it is safer to go with more reputable brands such as Corsair / Seasonic / Antec / XFX


+1

you'll end up frying your system or shorting its life by a lot with that PSU....tenaciousk is correct on the brands buy one of those.
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March 30, 2013 6:21:18 AM

I don't find OCZ's CoreXStream series listed in the Tiered Power Supply List, but some of OCZ's product lines are in Tier 4, so I wouldn't trust it.
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March 30, 2013 6:21:56 AM

guyz find me a good psu within £50 pc world
as i need today buy it from shop not online
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March 30, 2013 6:28:57 AM

You want a dedicated single volt rail. That OCZ does not have that, nor is it 80+ certified (means that it's higher efficiency and will draw less power at load from your wall, actually saving you money in the long run). The Corsair CX series as suggested is a fine economy-grade PSU that will give you years of good service. If you can afford 50, you can afford 55.

As someone who has been building gaming PCs for over 15 years, take it from me: do NOT go cheap on your power supply! Not only do you risk damaging your components with voltage spikes with a cheaply made power supply, but you risk a potential fire in your case (or room) as well.

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March 30, 2013 6:29:31 AM

OPP said:
guyz find me a good psu within £50 pc world
as i need today buy it from shop not online


you asked us to look but the fact is we did show you what they had that is decent quality. just because you don't like what we are saying doesn't make it less true. the corsair i link IS the lowest i would go quality wise on PC world
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March 30, 2013 6:35:00 AM

10tacle said:
You want a dedicated single volt rail. That OCZ does not have that, nor is it 80+ certified (means that it's higher efficiency and will draw less power at load from your wall, actually saving you money in the long run). The Corsair CX series as suggested is a fine economy-grade PSU that will give you years of good service. If you can afford 50, you can afford 60.

As someone who has been building gaming PCs for over 15 years, take it from me: do NOT go cheap on your power supply! Not only do you risk damaging your components with voltage spikes with a cheaply made power supply, but you risk a potential fire in your case (or room) as well.



Alright

I will go for CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 ATX PSU - 430 W
its in my budget

Thanks all
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March 30, 2013 6:36:07 AM

OPP said:
10tacle said:
You want a dedicated single volt rail. That OCZ does not have that, nor is it 80+ certified (means that it's higher efficiency and will draw less power at load from your wall, actually saving you money in the long run). The Corsair CX series as suggested is a fine economy-grade PSU that will give you years of good service. If you can afford 50, you can afford 60.

As someone who has been building gaming PCs for over 15 years, take it from me: do NOT go cheap on your power supply! Not only do you risk damaging your components with voltage spikes with a cheaply made power supply, but you risk a potential fire in your case (or room) as well.



Alright

I will go for CORSAIRBuilder Series CX430 ATX PSU - 430 W
its in my budget


problem with doing that is your video card requires a 500watt supply.
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March 30, 2013 6:39:07 AM

atomicWAR said:
OPP said:
10tacle said:
You want a dedicated single volt rail. That OCZ does not have that, nor is it 80+ certified (means that it's higher efficiency and will draw less power at load from your wall, actually saving you money in the long run). The Corsair CX series as suggested is a fine economy-grade PSU that will give you years of good service. If you can afford 50, you can afford 60.

As someone who has been building gaming PCs for over 15 years, take it from me: do NOT go cheap on your power supply! Not only do you risk damaging your components with voltage spikes with a cheaply made power supply, but you risk a potential fire in your case (or room) as well.



Alright

I will go for CORSAIRBuilder Series CX430 ATX PSU - 430 W
its in my budget


problem with doing that is your video card requires a 500watt supply.



nope

i5 3570 95w
gtx670 175w
others max 75w
i will be just about safe, i belive

:D  ;) :) 
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 6:40:54 AM

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop/geforce-gtx-670...

thats not what nvida says ;)  500watt minimum. you really risk frying your rig doing that. pushing a power supply to far is as bad as getting a bad one.


aslo rated wattage is not what it is capable of extended draw and is only under ideal situations.
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March 30, 2013 6:45:22 AM

atomicWAR said:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop/geforce-gtx-670...

thats not what nvida says ;) 


GFX manufacturers always over spc requirements since lot of users use picos

branded psus do true watt so in real life one can do with 400 even when ati/nvidia says 600

my system will not pull over 300watt even when overclocked

total system consumption will not exceed 260watt considering 85 bronze

But ya the ocz isnt a good psu aparently from the replies

Cheers :) 
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2013 6:52:10 AM

OPP said:
atomicWAR said:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop/geforce-gtx-670...

thats not what nvida says ;) 


GFX manufacturers always over spc requirements since lot of users use picos

branded psus do true watt so in real life one can do with 400 even when ati/nvidia says 600

my system will not pull over 300watt even when overclocked

total system consumption will not exceed 260watt considering 85 bronze

But ya the ocz isnt a good psu aparently from the replies

Cheers :) 


good luck with that! don't say i didn't warn you. your not taking into account for capacitor wear, PSU sysstem life, fans, ram, hard drives, dvd trays....the fact the plenty of noobs say exactly what your saying as advice and end up frying other peoples rigs. ( i have read the posts going exactly like that)i been doing this for 20 years. you can not believe me if you like but do so at your own risk.
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March 30, 2013 6:54:08 AM

atomicWAR said:
OPP said:
atomicWAR said:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop/geforce-gtx-670...

thats not what nvida says ;) 


GFX manufacturers always over spc requirements since lot of users use picos

branded psus do true watt so in real life one can do with 400 even when ati/nvidia says 600

my system will not pull over 300watt even when overclocked

total system consumption will not exceed 260watt considering 85 bronze

But ya the ocz isnt a good psu aparently from the replies

Cheers :) 


good luck with that! don't say i didn't warn you. your not taking into account for capacitor wear, PSU sysstem life, fans, ram, hard drives, dvd trays....the fact the plenty of noobs say exactly what your saying as advice and end up frying other peoples rigs. ( i have read the posts going exactly like that)i been doing this for 20 years. you can not believe me if you like but do so at your own risk.


LOLz

Thnx
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