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September 20, 2008 6:15:07 PM

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
Sound onboard
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.

any sujestions and good deals will be helpful

thanks in advance

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September 20, 2008 6:45:17 PM

570w is still enough with the overclocking, ample headroom too, you don't need to buy a new one.
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September 20, 2008 7:31:30 PM

True, but I don't trust Trust. :lol: 

Who are they, do you know?
September 20, 2008 7:54:11 PM

Zorg said:
True, but I don't trust Trust. :lol: 

Who are they, do you know?

Brands aside, the power level is more than high enough. No reason to not try it out. Unless defective, it'll work.
September 21, 2008 12:36:39 AM

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?
September 21, 2008 12:44:17 AM

What site do you order from?
September 21, 2008 12:49:47 AM

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.
September 21, 2008 1:50:23 AM

I will order from any uk site

September 21, 2008 3:09:28 AM

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. 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.

Larger than you need and more expensive, but excellent.
PC Power & Cooling SILENCER 750 QUAD (Black) OEMed from Seasonic.

September 21, 2008 9:52:13 AM

thanks zorg, thant helped me alot, i am liking the corsair, and it is a brand that i trust.

September 21, 2008 4:29:10 PM

Corsair is a good brand. I'm not a fan of the modular cables on the HX, but I think I might be in the minority.
September 21, 2008 4:33:52 PM

modular cables?

do u have any suggestions for psu for overclocking