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July 29, 2013 4:32:49 AM

I'm not having much fun researching PSUs so I figured you guys might just be able to give it to my straight. I need a PSU I can trust not to be faulty or cause problems and that can work with my price range... i.e. not very much, I'm willing to to pay at MOST £40-£50.

Please note, my specs are subject to change as I haven't bought any of it yet, besides the case which is a decent size so I don't mind if it's modular or not.

Specs so far

PSU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHZ 8 core

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Graphics card: ARIAnet Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Links appreciated ;) 

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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2013 4:42:00 AM

Ok so firstly the top four PSU manufactures are awarded to:

Corsair
Antec
XFX
Seasonic

For your system you will only need around 450w so I recommend you get either:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Edition-Bronze-Wired-Supply...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-VP450P-450W-Power-Supply/...

You can have a look at this for a guide on what is a very good PSU and what is considered a terrible PSU>http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2013 4:49:46 AM

In some cases Corsair use some Seasonic components in their PSU's which is why quality is good.
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July 29, 2013 6:22:08 AM

I just read that the Corsair CX series are bad, so avoid those if you can. Something about coil whine.....
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