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July 7, 2010 10:24:37 AM

Well I am building my self a new computer and have almost got all the parts I want but I have found a PSU and I need to know if it's suitable for what I want.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week hopefully

BUDGET RANGE: £450/$682

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Hard Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Scan www.scan.co.uk, Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The Parts I have found already are below

Case - Antec Three Hundred Midi Case, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product [...] ROKL5A1OLE - £ 43.99

CPU - Intel I3-530, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Int [...] MHz-Retail - £91.80

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H, Intel H55, 1156, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gig [...] s-VGA-uATX - £69.97

Graphics Card - Radeon HD 5770, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB [...] DVI-I-HDMI - £129.92

The PSU I have found is this 400W Corsair CMPSU-400CXUK http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W-Corsair-CMPSU-400CX... I am pretty sure it has enough watts to power my build but I am not sure amount the other factors that need to be right. Any help would be great.

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July 7, 2010 10:40:42 AM

You're correct. The Corsair 400CX will have enough of the most important +12V amps to cover your needs with some to spare for upgrades & overclocking. Corsair 400CX review

It's the same PSU that Bit-Tech recommends for it's Affordable All-Rounder system in the Bit-Tech DIY building guide.
July 7, 2010 10:43:54 AM

Thanks for the quick reply, that good to know as I do not want to get a PSU for it to break all the components inside.
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July 7, 2010 2:40:38 PM

Yes you need a minimum of 21 amps on the 12v rails. You actually have 30 amps.
Room for expansion.
July 7, 2010 3:51:10 PM

That's good to know thanks
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