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Need a new PSU, please recommend

  • 7850
  • psu
  • Power
  • Components
  • crashing
Last response: in Components
July 13, 2013 12:03:33 PM

Hi there,

I've got a DP43TF motherborad with Q9550 - yup a few years old now, but working fine. Also got a HD 7850 gfx card, and 2x DVD, 2x SATA2 HDD, 4 sticks of DDR2 RAM, and a wifi card.

Since I installed the 7850 card, I've been getting some crashes. I currently have a Gigabyte Superb 550W PSU: but I believe this is actually a 450W PSU, and they basically lied when they named it the 550W.

If I get a new PSU, how many watts should I go for, and what connectors do I need? Want to recommend one? Don't really want to spend anything more than £60.


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July 13, 2013 12:13:13 PM

Cool, looks good. If I shop around a little, what connectors do I need to have, what amperage on the 12V rails?

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July 13, 2013 12:16:04 PM

Great Teir 2 650w PSU at a great price.

OCZ OCZ-ZS650W-UK ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply

1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin ESP/12V CPU
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
1 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
4 x 4-pin Peripheral
8 x 5-pin SATA


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