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Noob here - Help choosing my new PSU

Last response: in Components
July 28, 2011 10:16:49 PM

Hey guys and gals,
Just upgrading my GPU from an nVidia GT220m to a XFX HD 6950 1GB and because of which I need a new PSU. At the moment I am using a 500W one but some calculators are recommending at least 550W. I want to spend as little as possible obviously so below £40 or perhaps £50 would be ideal. Also I need
2 SATA connections - one for the hard drive, one for the CD drive
2 6pin PCIe connections for the HD 6950
24pin connection for the mobo
and a couple of 4pin peripheral connections for extra fans etc.

Thanks in advance :) 

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a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2011 10:32:31 PM

do you really want to skimp on what is probably the most important component in your pc?

especially if you plan future upgrades or overclocking--i would always buy the best psu i could afford

but heres a suggestion for your budget

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a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2011 10:50:39 PM

yeah it always comes down to cash--they both look alright--dont see how long a guarantee or warranty you get--the corsair has a 3 year warranty which is pretty good considering its their lower range psu
a c 243 ) Power supply
July 29, 2011 1:24:20 AM

ace32229 said:
At the moment I am using a 500W one but some calculators are recommending at least 550W.

ace32229 said:
Hi, and thanks for the quick reply :) 

I can appreciate that it is important however I am kinda low on funds atm. :/ 

Also looking at these ones on eBuyer

The 750 watt unit with it's dual rails at 16 and 18 amps is no more powerful than a Corsair 500 watt and only has a single six pin connector, the 650 is probably worse , didn't bother to look.
mcnumpty's reccomendation would be your best bet.

PS: you won't find the Powercool name on the 80+ list

July 29, 2011 3:05:07 AM

I just got one for my new gpu.

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

It was $60

1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
5 x Peripheral
7 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E