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Best PSU to get: 550w minimum, £80 or less

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April 15, 2014 4:05:56 PM

I know some get sick and tired of PSU threads lol but i really need some help.
Bought all my parts other than the PSU but i dont know which to get because everywhere i look people are stressing the importance of not going cheap.
After using a power usage calculator on a website, it says id want to look at a PSU of 550w or higher.
So if anyone could help me find the best and most reliable 550w+ PSU for less than 80 squids it would be massively appreciated!

Might need more than 550w, not sure but heres my part list:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/leebrandonhope/saved/4n...

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April 15, 2014 4:16:10 PM

Here you go, one of the best, 650W so you have some room for future upgrades and right on the money.

Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£81.46 @ Dabs)

Or the 550W for 4 pounds less.
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£77.32 @ Dabs)
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April 15, 2014 4:16:37 PM

I think you will be good with an Antec High Current Gamer, a Corsair Enthusiast series, or a Seasonic M12II. There is a website called jonnyguru, they have really nice PSU reviews, go check it out.
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April 15, 2014 4:18:42 PM

I don't know if you will honestly need 550W's without knowing your build, so knowing that could be good.
But 550W's is good for most of the builds that are posted on here.

So here is my recommendation, its really good for your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £46.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:14 BST+0100)

It's great and by a good, reliable brand. (XFX PSU's are from Seasonic)

If you want the next best semi-modular option by a good brand, here it is. It's much more money though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.52 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £67.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:18 BST+0100)

It also has much more wattage.
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April 15, 2014 4:27:37 PM

AgentTran said:
I don't know if you will honestly need 550W's without knowing your build, so knowing that could be good.
But 550W's is good for most of the builds that are posted on here.

So here is my recommendation, its really good for your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £46.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:14 BST+0100)

It's great and by a good, reliable brand. (XFX PSU's are from Seasonic)

If you want the next best semi-modular option by a good brand, here it is. It's much more money though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.52 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £67.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:18 BST+0100)

It also has much more wattage.


Here is my build, i think i may need more than 550w...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/leebrandonhope/saved/4n...
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April 15, 2014 4:29:38 PM

A quality 550W from SEASONIC\XFX will power those specs.
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April 15, 2014 4:30:27 PM

Leebrandonhope said:
AgentTran said:
I don't know if you will honestly need 550W's without knowing your build, so knowing that could be good.
But 550W's is good for most of the builds that are posted on here.

So here is my recommendation, its really good for your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £46.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:14 BST+0100)

It's great and by a good, reliable brand. (XFX PSU's are from Seasonic)

If you want the next best semi-modular option by a good brand, here it is. It's much more money though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.52 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £67.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:18 BST+0100)

It also has much more wattage.


Here is my build, i think i may need more than 550w...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/leebrandonhope/saved/4n...


If you're not doing major overclocking or SLI on that 770, 550W's should be good.
Go with the 80+ Gold Standard Blackbird mentioned, since it's still in your budget and is more efficient than the cheaper XFX 550W.
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April 15, 2014 4:35:12 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
A quality 550W from SEASONIC\XFX will power those specs.


AgentTran said:
Leebrandonhope said:
AgentTran said:
I don't know if you will honestly need 550W's without knowing your build, so knowing that could be good.
But 550W's is good for most of the builds that are posted on here.

So here is my recommendation, its really good for your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £46.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:14 BST+0100)

It's great and by a good, reliable brand. (XFX PSU's are from Seasonic)

If you want the next best semi-modular option by a good brand, here it is. It's much more money though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.52 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £67.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 00:18 BST+0100)

It also has much more wattage.


Here is my build, i think i may need more than 550w...
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/leebrandonhope/saved/4n...


If you're not doing major overclocking or SLI on that 770, 550W's should be good.
Go with the 80+ Gold Standard Blackbird mentioned, since it's still in your budget and is more efficient than the cheaper XFX 550W.


Ok cheers pal, any reason why you would advise against this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GN8VTVW/ref=oh_de...
Bought it from amazon for £59.99 but not due to be delivered till tomorrow so can still cancel and get another.

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April 15, 2014 4:36:00 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
A quality 550W from SEASONIC\XFX will power those specs.


Ok cheers mate, any reason why you would advise against this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GN8VTVW/ref=oh_de...
Bought it from amazon for £59.99 but wont to be delivered till tomorrow so can still cancel and get a different one :) 

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April 15, 2014 4:37:40 PM

Those Corsair CS units are fair they are made by Great Wall , but the XFX by SEASONIC is superior in quality.
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April 15, 2014 4:38:38 PM

Leebrandonhope said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
A quality 550W from SEASONIC\XFX will power those specs.


Ok cheers mate, any reason why you would advise against this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GN8VTVW/ref=oh_de...
Bought it from amazon for £59.99 but wont to be delivered till tomorrow so can still cancel and get a different one :) 



Cancel, the Corsair one is alright but not of the highest quality, like other Power Supplies in their lineup.
Go with the XFX one instead, it will be better reliability and efficiency for the price.
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April 15, 2014 8:41:56 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
A quality 550W from SEASONIC\XFX will power those specs.


+1, Seasonic/XFX also make the best quality PSUs around.
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