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January 4, 2011 9:51:37 PM

Biostar TA770E motherboard
AMD 'Regor' 240 processor
Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB graphics board
Windows XP Professional 32bit operating system
OCZ PC2-6400 (2GB) memory
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB hard-disk drive
SATA2 CD/DVD-RW optical drive
CiT-1008 Piano-black Midi-ATX case

I'm thinking about getting a new PSU, I live in the UK and want one at least 550w. Anybody got some recommendations, I'm budgeting at £50 max..


Thanks,
Nathaniel

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January 4, 2011 10:12:14 PM

That's awesome, thanks.
But I have a problem here. How am I to setup a bottom-mounted power supply in a computer with no space at the bottom (positioning of graphics card)?

CiT 1008


Any ideas? Thanks again.
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January 4, 2011 10:21:14 PM

It can be mounted top or bottom doesn't matter with power supplies
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January 4, 2011 10:29:04 PM

Antec EA-650 was $50 on this side of the pond yesterday. Jonnyguru rates it very highly and you should easily be able to get it for £50 on your side.
January 4, 2011 10:32:27 PM

beanoslim said:
Is this your case? http://www.aone.co.uk/ProdInfo.ASP?ProductID=2262
The PSU goes at the top.


That's my case, I know the PSU goes at the top but I can't but a bottom-mounted one at the top. Can I? As that would block the fan, right?


I looked for the Antec EA-650 but it's £65 :( 
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 10:32:27 PM

If only Jack, more like £65 with the VAT increase. :( 
January 4, 2011 10:33:20 PM

Yes, VAT in the UK went up today from 17.5% to 20% !
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 10:33:56 PM

omnisome said:
That's my case, I know the PSU goes at the top but I can't but a bottom-mounted one at the top. Can I? As that would block the fan, right?


I looked for the Antec EA-650 but it's £65 :( 


Yep top or bottom is absolutely fine.
The psu fan acts as an extraction fan.

What fan are you concerned about blocking.
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 10:38:36 PM

omnisome said:
That's my case, I know the PSU goes at the top but I can't but a bottom-mounted one at the top. Can I? As that would block the fan, right?


I looked for the Antec EA-650 but it's £65 :( 

mounted either way a power supply sucks air from inside the case and blows it out the back and it can be mounted fan up in a bottom mount case but its recommended to be fan down for safety sake of things falling in some cases even have bottom vents for the power supply fan but in a top mount case the fan will be facing down and sucking warm air from inside the case
January 4, 2011 10:41:32 PM

I see, so the only compatibility barrier with PSUs to Cases is whether it's ATX or not? lol

Thanks
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 10:47:34 PM

Sorry I misunderstood your concerns. :pt1cable: 
As already explained mount the psu at the top with the fan at the bottom.
It will help to expel warm air from inside your case.

Next on your list - A new case. :lol: 
This is on offer..bargain- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-600-six-hundred-ul...
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 10:49:18 PM

Yeah thats bout it if 2 components state atx they should fit together there are a few exceptions in the 1200+ watts power supplies.but other then that its a standard used by the pc industry
January 4, 2011 10:59:34 PM

Well I'm going to pass on the case, least of my concerns right now.
Thank you for all the replies everyone. :) 
a b ) Power supply
January 4, 2011 11:03:43 PM

Thats ok, I was just trying to get you to spend more money, you know help the economy out and that. :na: 
January 5, 2011 12:31:00 AM

beanoslim said:
Thats ok, I was just trying to get you to spend more money, you know help the economy out and that. :na: 


lmao
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