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PSU Upgrade help.. asap if possible

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January 3, 2011 6:59:30 PM

Hi. Im looking for a Modular PSU for my computer for £75 or less as i currently have a 600w non-modular psu( the wires are getting in the way). I am unsure which wattage to get. Im thinking that 600w is sufficient but not totally sure
Please could you suggest a psu. I have included my computer components below and some future upgrades.

Case: CoolerMaster Storm Scout
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P ( 24 pin + 8 pin power)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955
RAM: 2 X 2 GB DDR3 G.Skill
Graphics: GeForce 9500GT
2 x 320gb HDD
1 x vertex 2 60 GB SSD
1 x DVD combo drive
1 x memory card reader
3 x 120mm LED fans
1 x 140mm LED fans
1 x 140mm fan
( all fans use molex connectors)

looking to upgrade to a corsair h70 in the future.. maybe an additional ssd and possibly oc to 3.5 ghz depending on cpu temps.

i was concidering the Antec Truepower New 650W


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January 3, 2011 8:05:46 PM

Hi shmiffy24 and welcome to Tom's forum.

A 650W PSU is a little overkill for your current rig, but like you want a future PSU, the 650W is a good option for a new GPU and the H70. I'd go with Corsair 1st over Antec.
January 3, 2011 8:10:44 PM

i thought 650w would be a bit much but i am also going on the basis that some slightly more powerful psu's are cheaper. The antec seems to be slightly cheaper than modular corsairs. otherwise i would go for one. Being aa student im really pushing the boat out at £75 for a psu. so cost is everything lol
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January 3, 2011 8:14:28 PM

Ok, the Antec is very good too, just be sure that comes with a 80 Plus Silver seal at least.
January 3, 2011 8:16:58 PM

the antec is a bronze seal.
a b ) Power supply
January 3, 2011 8:21:30 PM

Much better, good choice ;) 
January 3, 2011 8:29:44 PM

opinion on the following? its cheaper than the antec with 50w less

Cooler Master Silent PRO 600W Modular PSU 80 plus bronze
a b ) Power supply
January 3, 2011 8:31:41 PM

I'd keep the Antec, Cooler Master is good for cases but not for PSUs.
January 3, 2011 9:25:38 PM

Corsair HX650???