But still.. I am more than certain I'll be able to get it somewhere else, be it ocuk, ebuyer or the like. I tried all of them and also amazon and ebay and I would rather buy new with a warranty than second hand with the likelyhood that someone else is selling theirs because they had the same problems I did.. eg black screening, or the vertical green lines, accompanied by a strange buzzing sound from the speakers.
any one of the 2 above is great, never go cheap on PSUs..they could fire out all your system if it's not a branded and efficient one
and i see the Corsair is pretty cheap, and you don't need more power...believe me
even a high end GPU (HD 6950) can be run in that PSU but it will limit it to the max.
and as long as you don't even have a mid range GPU...you're good to go
So with the 6770 in the system, and even up to the 6900 series I'll be cool with the http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... and its 3 year warranty, considering it supports SLI and Crossfire I'd be presuming that it's more for gaming PC's, as the Corsair seems more aimed at a home PC rather than gaming system.
According to that, I need 450w, it ups to 500w when I add a few USB reliant things, like my external hard drive, which is however powered by a plug so shouldn't matter, and my printer with its own power as well.
Unpowered USB stuffs include the webcam and the wireless xbox microsoft reciever..
Cheers to both of you, and high five to Yummerzzz for the info, if I'd have known that 2 hours ago I'd have just bought this, seen it and thought well.. they do give PSU suggestions on *be safe* basis, but I presumed I'd need a hell of a lot more power to be safe personally.
Just means I won't get it tomorrow, I'll need to wait 'til Thursday before I can FINALLY put my XFX 6770 into the system and start to enjoy my Crysis Max Edition (basically the first one and the two followups lol)
Also.. been desparate to play EVERYTHING on my new HD telly, and indeed now I'll be able to
Thanks very, very much guys! Now all I need is Aria to be awesome and refund me when I send back this stupid CIT psu.. 650w my hairy backside!!!
(p.s. admin please don't close this topic yet, I want to give both these dudes epic feeling of achievement when I come back on later this week to post how awesome and high the system runs when I get the PSU!!)
Oh and bare something in mind.. my full system, yes from the case to the DVD writer and all cables and everything, has cost me under £450! Look about for something in its region with so much RAM and you're talking at least a grand.. and thats from self-builders with their own shops hehe
Mine was built a year ago now, almost Before all these new fangled things were out. The 6770 only cost me 35 bucks Cos I done one of those *earn amazon vouchers* survey things and I keep doing it to get more free stuff. Epic win! Was 80 quid in total, and a damn good buy I'm presuming cos basically, for the next few years I shall game. As shall you! And I'm loving the idea of adding a nice 3D telly to the setup at some point.
People tell ya 3D doesn't work.. but they lie. The stereoscopic (thats the polarised lenses one right? Haha) kicks total ass, and indeed a telly to look at is the LG 47LW450U
It's not that expensive, comes with 7 pairs of glasses, and TOTALLY IS THREE DIMENSIONAL! I near died when I seen it