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October 3, 2013 2:12:16 PM

Specifications:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 @3.4GHz
AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition Factory OC'ed
Kingston 8GB 1333MHz RAM Single-Dimm.
500GB Hitachi + 200GB Maxtor 7200RPM Hard drives
Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P
Ezcool 650W Power Supply
I need to buy a new Power Supply for my PC since the power supply I have at the moment is terrible and inefficient. I have money to buy a new one now. I'm willing to spend £50 on a new Power Supply. Does anybody have any recommendations/suggestions?
I'm currently considering this Power Supply:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...
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October 3, 2013 2:31:04 PM

That is a good choice for the money. Corsair is one of the best.
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October 3, 2013 2:34:28 PM

Need to know, do you have a Newegg rebate card?
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October 3, 2013 2:39:27 PM

^He's in the UK, so Newegg is irrelevant.
The modular versions of the Corsair CX line (possibly except the CX-750M) were built using all-Japanese capacitors, but the non-modular ones were not. Those used inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. I would not use one in a gamer. The Delta-built Antec Earthwatts PSUs are also 80+ bronze, and cost only a little more than the Corsairs. Is one of them available to you? Even the 380W model is enough for your rig, and would support a graphics card upgrade to any card with a single PCIe power connector (which would make it 150W max).
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October 3, 2013 2:40:11 PM

paladin442 said:
Need to know, do you have a Newegg rebate card?


Since the OP is shopping in the UK, I doubt he can buy from Newegg.
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October 3, 2013 2:54:48 PM

Onus said:
^He's in the UK, so Newegg is irrelevant.
The modular versions of the Corsair CX line (possibly except the CX-750M) were built using all-Japanese capacitors, but the non-modular ones were not. Those used inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. I would not use one in a gamer. The Delta-built Antec Earthwatts PSUs are also 80+ bronze, and cost only a little more than the Corsairs. Is one of them available to you? Even the 380W model is enough for your rig, and would support a graphics card upgrade to any card with a single PCIe power connector (which would make it 150W max).


I have £110.
£40 (£5 already spent on pre-order) has been spent on Pokemon Y.
So really, I have £70. So I could push for an Antec. There's an Antec Earthwatt PSU 500W going for £60 on Ebay. I'm reluctant to buy components from Ebay though.
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October 3, 2013 2:57:41 PM

I'm not sure I'd buy computer parts on eBay unless I knew the seller. I've bought some things from HardwareSecrets that way though, including my Seasonic X560.
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October 3, 2013 3:00:21 PM

Onus said:
I'm not sure I'd buy computer parts on eBay unless I knew the seller. I've bought some things from HardwareSecrets that way though, including my Seasonic X560.


Alright, I'll look up that seller.
In the meantime, what about this Power Supply? http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-P1-550S-XXB9-PRO550W-Editio...
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October 3, 2013 7:11:19 PM

XFX PSUs are built by Seasonic and are an excellent choice.
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