Help with PSU upgrade

Hi,

First post here so sorry if its in the wrong place!

My Current PC (Pre built of the internet) has started to make a lot of noise and was running quite hot, added a few fans (Which it didn't have)

http://www.ebuyer.com/138590-xilence-red-wing-80mm-quiet-fan-3-4pin-connection-xilence80

This worked well and took the temp down to around 32C, But the PSU (Cheap unbranded) in this PC is noisy and doesn't get any better the longer you have it on So i have decided to go for an upgrade, this is what I am looking at

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-166-CM&tool=3 (£10 cheaper than Ebuyer as its on promotion)

I would like some advice as to if this would be suitable for my PC, at the same time I am thinking of moving it all into a Antec SLK2650 BQE Solution Series Computer Case as I have one here not going to much use and the current case is a cheap unbranded one with not a lot of space.


- Intel Core I7 870 2.93ghz 8mb Cache (Stock Fan, I dont over-clock)
- Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm x 2
- Optical Drive - 24x DVD Writer
- 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 RAM DDR3 1333 PC10660
- Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 1GB
- Motherboard - Asrock H55M-LE
- Windows 7 64bit Pro / Xp 64bit Pro / Ubuntu
- 1 x 22" Hp L2208w
- 1 x 24" Samsung HD Syncmaster P2450
- 1 x 37" LG HD

Thanks in Advance
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  1. Forgot to mention the old PSU is a 450Watt new one is Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
  2. Cooler master are not renown gor great PSU's

    I would get this its cheaper and better (xfx use seasonic to make their PSU's)

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/71543/P1-550S-UKB9/Power-Supplies/XFX-Pro-550W-Power-Supply-Unit/PSU0275/
    Thats more than enough wattage for your specs

    If you really want modular then this though it costs a little bit more

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/72308/OCZ-ZT550W/Power-Supplies/550W-OCZ-ZT-Series-ATX2-2-80PLUS-Bronze-Modular-Power-Supply/PSU0285/
  3. It was modular that I'm after Have you got any suggestions for something a little cheaper more around £50
  4. The OCZ ModXstream Pro is a good quality PSU; not the best, but it is a good blend of price/performance. The 500W version is sufficient for your build. There is a rebate on it in the US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&Tpk=modxstream%20pro%20500w
    Amazon.co.uk has it in your price range: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-ModXStream-Power-Supply/dp/B001GLFD4U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335441845&sr=8-1

    Edit: Hardwaresecrets, a reputable review site, gave it a Gold Award : http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-ModXStream-Power-Supply/dp/B001GLFD4U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335441845&sr=8-1
  5. If you don't want to add in the future a powerful video card, I suggest buying this one.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/350w-psu-be-quiet-efficient-power-bn185-92-eff-80-plus-gold-quiet-fan-atx-v231
    It's not modular but it doesn't have too many cables either so nothing to worry about.
  6. I think I will go with OCZ 500W ModXStream Pro Power Supply looks quite good http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-M [...] 845&sr=8-1

    What do you think about the case ? , it should all fit in there ok , its a micro atx board so not that big.
  7. Also according to asrock http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=h55m-le i require a ErP ready power supply are required, does this mean much to anyone ?
  8. EuP/ERP info from AsRock: http://www.asrock.com/feature/EuP/index.asp

    The PSU you intend to buy is good to go for your rig.
  9. Rugger said:
    EuP/ERP info from AsRock: http://www.asrock.com/feature/EuP/index.asp

    The PSU you intend to buy is good to go for your rig.



    Ok thanks, So its all down to the wattage etc? this erp thing ?
  10. It's simply a new EU requirement to use a limited amount of power when the system is idle. If you use a non-ERP PSU, the PC simply won't comply with the EuP/ERP standard - no big deal for you.
  11. Rugger said:
    It's simply a new EU requirement to use a limited amount of power when the system is idle. If you use a non-ERP PSU, the PC simply won't comply with the EuP/ERP standard - no big deal for you.



    Ah rite cheers
  12. Cheers -enjoy your upgrades!
  13. All ordered Thanks !
  14. Let us know how the build goes - good luck!
  15. Installed and worked for about 4 hours (Really quietly) before tripping out, now it wont power up. Replaced with original working (noisy) PSU , powered up first time and runs fine.

    Tried several kettle leads, and 2 PC's looks like this one is dead.
  16. Contact the site you purchased from for an RMA...ask for them to cover shipping costs.
  17. I have opened an E-note with ebuyer as it is a bank holiday. Will chase up tuesday, from what I can see on their website they have a exchange / refund policy once the product has been tested.
  18. New one has turned up, It is so quiet but has managed to add 20 seconds to the boot time while it decides that I have a graphics card installed, small price to pay I guess.
  19. It's not the PSU that's adding time onto the boot. Almost sounds like something got modified in the BIOS; check the boot speed settings.
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