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Corsair CMPSU-500CX 500W Power Supply

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May 22, 2011 10:57:08 PM

Hello,

Looking to purchase a Corsair CMPSU-500CX 500W Power Supply.

Reason i picked it as i know Corsair are a decent brand(from what i have been reading on here is to try and find a decent WELL known brand).

The other reason is i am going to be running TWO nvidia 9600GT PCi-E cards in sli:-

XFX GeForce 9600GT (512MB)
BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC (512MB)

This power supply has 2 x pci-e connectors

The motherboard i have is an: Asus m2N-Sli Deluxe - it will be BIOS flashed and then hopefully i'll install the following CPU:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition

Finally the system will have 5GB DDR2 RAM installed on all 4 ram slots (2+1+1+1).

So back to my original question of will the power supply be good enough as im on a budget of around £45-50GBP (UK) and i know most decent psu start at around £50.

Link to PSU:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0045Y1EJ8/ref=s9_si...

Thanks in advance hope i've supplied enough info.

a c 275 ) Power supply
May 22, 2011 11:09:03 PM

http://www.box.co.uk/Corsair_Builder_Series_500_Watt_At...
A second GeForce 9600 GT installed on this system requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total) at least 36 Amps available on the 12 volts rails.
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular - £ 43.90 Inc. VAT
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/2886039/art/ocz/modxstr...
XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - £45.90 (incl. VAT)
http://www.osoo.co.uk/XFX_Pro_550W_Power_Supply_Unit_Co...(436482).aspx
May 22, 2011 11:12:47 PM

davcon said:
http://www.box.co.uk/Corsair_Builder_Series_500_Watt_At...
A second GeForce 9600 GT installed on this system requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total) at least 36 Amps available on the 12 volts rails.
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular - £ 43.90 Inc. VAT
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/2886039/art/ocz/modxstr...
XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - £45.90 (incl. VAT)
http://www.osoo.co.uk/XFX_Pro_550W_Power_Supply_Unit_Co...(436482).aspx


Soo the COrsair one i thought of getting is no good? as it is 500W at maximum? :o 
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a c 275 ) Power supply
May 22, 2011 11:16:28 PM

It would be fine.
Personally i would get the XFX unit it's more efficient(Bronze)+ more power ,more connectors ,and a 5yr warranty.
And only 2p more then you were going to spend..
May 22, 2011 11:32:12 PM

davcon said:
It would be fine.
Personally i would get the XFX unit it's more efficient(Bronze)+ more power ,more connectors ,and a 5yr warranty.
And only 2p more then you were going to spend..


Thanks for the info - might go with amazon as the others rape you with postage costs. :ouch: 

My First Build from scratch:-

Asus M2N-Sli Deluxe Motherboard (started with this as i got it free :D )
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHZwont overclock it ..Yet
XFX GeForce 9600GT 740Mhz 512MB DDR3
BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC 512MB in SLI
5GB Corsair DDR2 RAM 800MHZ
1.9TB (6 x 320GB) Seagate & Hitachi SATA Hard Drives (not sure if thats overkill but i have them spare and working) ***Maybe its worth selling them and buying 2 x 1TB
Corsair CMPSU-500CX 500W Power Supply

All thats left to decide is CPU cooler - might go for the Corsair H50 or depending on the budget a CoolIT ECO ALC CPU Water / Liquid Cooling Kit. Not sure on fan powered cpu coolers though should not matter as i won't OC but would like the option to later to maybe try OCing so hopefully the watercooling kits should be better.

Also still haven't decided on a CASE. If anyone has any ideas on cpu cooling and a case will appreciate the help. Budget for case around £35 and for the cooling no more then £50 including postage


my "older" system is :

Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz~
4GB OCZ DDR2 800MHZ Ram
BFG Nvidia 8800GT OC2 512MB
400GB WD Hard Drive Sata
Reason i didnt upgrade this is because i have a crap motherboard.
MSI MS-7357has like two sata connectors only. :( 

Thanks again for the info guys. as you can tell my pc knowledge is lame

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