hi all i am looking to buy a new power supply, but am not sue which one to chose, my spec is
CPU E6600 Intel core2 Duo 2.4GHz
Motherboard ASUS P5B deluxe – wireless
RAM 2GB – 2x1GB MUSHKIN PC2-EM6400 5-5-5-12
VGA NEW Xpert Vision GeForce 8400GS 256MB PCIexpress Graphics Card
PSU NEW PSU Trust 570W Pro
DVD and CD drives
Storage Hitachi 250GB
i have overclocked the cpu to 2.8 and i am looking to upgrade to a hd 4870 in the near future.
thanks for the replies but i am in England so the deals dont apply to me
as for the "brand aside comment" i took this approach the first time and now i need to upgrade. I am looking for a reliable psu with good reviews, that i can trust, what brand do you thin i should go for?
You know, you're not actually changing hardware, just ocing. And it doesn't go anywhere near the limit of the psu. Since your old one worked fine so far, it's a good bet that it's not defective and will continue to work when load is slightly higher.
Using the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5 with an OC of 3.2G and Vcore of 1.35, which are both high, I got a recommended PSU size of 453W. All loads were at 100% and the VGA was a 4870. With a capacitor aging of 25%, the number climbs to 566W. So I would go for 600W or better for long term use, and future expansion.
I found a really good choice, but it isn't in stock yet. It is a good PSU and is relatively cheap. You could call them and get an ETA. Scan Computers UK: TX650W Corsair PSU OEMed from Seasonic
Another good choice, but expensive because of the modular cables. Tekheads.co.uk HX620 OEMed from Seasonic.
The least expensive and good, but not as good IMO. ANTEC EA650-GB/Earth Watts Used to be OEMed from Seasonic with a lesser build spec., but now OEMed from Delta. I haven't seen any Delta OEM reviews.